Another Barcelona weekend.

Vic i Barcelona 081 I can’t get enough of Barcelona. Nunca me cansaré de Barcelona.

There’s just something about the atmosphere there that I love. While I don’t think I could live there due to all the tourists, I do visit at least once a year to practice my Catalán and to remind myself of what it’s like to dream. Hay algo del ambiente de Barcelona que me encanta. Aunque creo que hay demasiados turistas para poder vivir allí, visito al menos una vez cada año para practicar mi català y recordarme lo que es soñar. 

I booked my flights out of Barcelona so I could have an excuse to spend some time there before and after my Semana Santa trip. It was a long 8 hour bus ride from Bilbao in the rain, but as soon as I got off the bus at BCN Sants, where it was NOT raining, I felt right back at home. He comprado los vuelos desde Barcelona para tener una excusa quedar unos días antes y después de mis vacaciones de Semana Santa. Era un largo 8 horas desde Bilbao a Barcelona en la lluvia, pero cuando me bajé del autobus en Sants, donde no estaba lloviendo, me sentí como si estuviera en casa. 

I found my AirBNB apartment, left my stuff, and I found a dog park nearby where I stayed to play with some of those canine friends I love so much. A cheap dinner of patatas bravas at a place I’ve already forgotten, and a night at Punto BCN and Arena disco…not too late, but it is a tradition to go there. Arena is the first gay disco I ever went to back in 2003, and it is a tradition to go there. Encontré el alojomiento de AirBNB, dejé mis cosas y encontré un parque para perros cerca donde me alojé y jugé mucho con los amigos perros que me encantan tanto. Una cena de patatas bravas y una noche en Punto BCN y Arena…no me quedé muy tarde, pero es una tradición ir allí. Arena es la primera disco que fui en el año 203, y es tradición ir allí. 

Sunday I slept in and strolled down Gran Vía leisurely from Rocafort after a great breakfast close to the metro Rocafort. I had a cheap lunch before meeting up with a friend who lives in Barcelona at Poble Nou, a place I hadn’t been to before. It’s a great neighbourhood and close to the beach. It doesn’t have all the tourist that the centre has. Dormí tarde domingo, fui por un paseo por Gran Via desde Rocafort después de un buen desayuno en _____ que está a lado del metro. Almorcé barato antes de quedar con un amigo quien vive en Barcelona en Poble Nou, un sitio que no conocía antes. Es un barrio chulo, a lado de la playa y no tiene tantos turistas como el centro. 

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I saw Rent in Catalán on their closing night, which was a fantastic show (more to come). I was sad, as always, to leave on Monday morning to the airport. Fui a ver Rent en català en su última noche, que era genial (más por venir). Me entristicé, como siempre, dejar lunes por la mañana para ir al aeropuerto.

More problems at the airport due to some French air strike. I am thankful for a delay, as the following day were the attacks in Brussels. I didn’t know anything about what was to come, but I saw a lot more of the Prat airport than I had wanted to! Tenía más problemas en el aeropuerto dado del huelga francesa. Pero estoy agradecido por un retraso, como el día siguente fueron los atentados en Bruselas. No sabía que iba a venir, pero sí, vi más del aeropuerto de Prat que quería.

Barcelona is always a great place to visit. I just can’t get enough of this city. Visca Barcelona 🙂 Barcelona siempre es un sitio chulo para visitar. Nunca es suficiente de esta ciudad. Visca Barcelona! 🙂 

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7 thoughts on “Another Barcelona weekend.

    • I’ve been here so many times that I can miss all the super touristy places and not feel bad…just go to the places I like….but I will warn you. It is very touristy! Hope you make it here soon 🙂

  1. One thing I am curious about: did the Barcelona Olympics leave their mark on the city in any significant way? I mean, new buildings, new infrastructure, etc…?

    • Most of Montjuic, which I usually visit but didn’t this time, is covered with Olympic buildings. The Olympics transformed Barcelona and have left an indelible mark upon the city…which is why Madrid is so desperate to have it. I saw Lady Gaga twice at a sports arena built for the Olympics. When I get around to writing about Carretera de les Aigües, the white thing is where the flame was.

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