When planning our two days in Barcelona, we had no idea what to expect, but needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised, and quickly fell in love with all that BCN has to offer. We stated our first day off at Brunch & Cake, a local american style restaurant with a Spanish twist. Seriously, if you ever find yourself in Barcelona, make sure to go there and order the Turkey Benedict...they're freaking heavenly, a perfect sweet n savory mix. After brunch we got on a hop-on-hop off bus that took us all around the city. Silly us forgot to buy tickets to go into Sagrada Familia so all we were left with was drooling over the outside... WOWZA. Oh, and we also didn't get to go into Park Güell... you live and you learn I guess. BUT, even tho we didn't get to go into the tile garden, we got a glimpse of the beautiful city view and got to walk around! Once having gone around the city in the bus (and taking about 13289 pictures), we went to Plaça Catalunya and had paella and wine (of course) at this little hole in the wall restaurant called Miño (I may or may not still be dreaming about our meal). We finished off our night walking around Las Ramblast and stumbling across gelato and pastries... of course.
Our second day my dad's birthday so we spent it drinking lots of coffee and basically eating our way thru Barcelona, his fave thing to do (but sad, last day feels for sure). We went so COSMO for breakfast and had a "tostada", which, no shame, I have been eating at home about 2 times a week since we got back...oops. Basically, this is a toasted piece of bread with your choice of fix-ins: smoked salmon, avocado, prosciutto (omg), tomato, and brie cheese. YUP. Anyways, after our delicious breakfast, we headed over to Barrio Gótico - probably one of my highlights of the city. This is a historical center surrounded by old buildings and painteresque alleyways (also took about 273208 pics). We wandered into a coffeeshop called Satan's Coffee Corner (yes, kinda freaky), but I had probably the best flat white EVER. Ironic... heavenly coffee at Satan's. Afterwards, we met up with my mom's friend and went to dinner near Sagrada Familia. Having our own tour guide (hehe) we headed over to walk around Montjuïc for sunset, the caught the night city sky line.
We definitely did not get enough of Spain, so, we are currently planning our trip back hehehe. Thankful for speaking Spanish and pretending to blend in with the locals ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Also, shoutout to my brother, Elias, for taking about 78% of these pics, you're rad.