Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Barcelona, I'm here and I love it!!

Jump to last reply

I was going to do a trip report as we go along but the ipad has totally frustrated me to death. I cant do spell check, it doesnt capitalize or do apostrophes so please bear with all the mistakes

People always ask "will I like Barcelona if I like Paris"....For me the answer has been yes! This is one fabulous place. It is truly a beautiful place, the people are so friendly, the food is wonderful and the shopping is incredible.

I'm going to tell u a little of our trip as it goes along and will fill in when im back home

We arrived last thurs, klm from san francisco through amsterdam. We arrived about 430 in the afternoon at our apartment rented through habitat barcelona. The company was great to deal with, the price was very reasonable,u get what u pay for! We are on Rambla Catalanya at about Diagonal, great location for shopping and eating. The apartment is not to my liking but ill post about that when im home.

We unpack, use an app on my iphone called "around me" and locate a grocery store two blocks away. Its small but we only need breakfast things...we are unpacked, have set up the kitchen and need to find food soon. Its only about 7pm but we only have about an hour left in us until we crash for 15 hours.

We choose Cerveceria Catalana which is a block away. In our jet lag stupor we try to sit at the bar but cant find two seats together and we dont think we can ask someone to move over one stool. Then we see someone leaving the seafood bar and there r two seats but this man with a newspaper waves us away..ok we are tired and dull, we take a table which turns out to be a blessing! We get a menu, we can figure it out cuz it has english translations and the waiters couldnt be nicer. I get a glass of house white wine cuz they only have half bottles of cava(my preferance), my DH a coke lite and we start with fried artichokes,delish!, grilled prawns with garlic and olive oil,calamari roman style, which turns out to be big breaded fried rings of calamari, the waiter suggestes we get the "special" potatoes brava which has the addition of two soft eggs on top,when all mixed together it was heaven, and the tinyest bagette sandwich with bacon and roquefort. Total bill with another wine. 31€. We fall into a very happy coma!

43 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Mexico
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 24, 14 at 12:19 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Itinerary Check: Zurich, Munich, Prague, VIenna and Berlin in 20 Days
  2. 2 Your favorite restaurants in Milan, please
  3. 3 Trip Report Our Adventure to the Southeast of England and London
  4. 4 week in calabria
  5. 5 Iceland - Rent Car or take Bus?
  6. 6 Trip Report Switzerland's Iconic Postal Buses...A Whole Different Switzerland!
  7. 7 Keeping it el cheapo in Copenhagen Paris and Barcelona!
  8. 8 Iceland! Summer 2015 Wanna help with my itinerary??
  9. 9 Blackpool Lights 2014: Tripping the Lights Fantastic in Northern England!
  10. 10 Prague Tour Guides and Castle Tickets
  11. 11 Turkey 2015-Happy B-day to Me
  12. 12 Akrotiri Tours
  13. 13 Walking in Oslo
  14. 14 London hotel tax is 20%
  15. 15 Trip Report Jamikins and Bikerscott Head Back to Le Marche
  16. 16 Best location for Prague hotel?
  17. 17 Americans travel to Russia. Is it safe?
  18. 18 Looking for a month long vacation rental in France
  19. 19 Which to fly into....Milan or Rome?
  20. 20 Regensburg or Cesky Krumlov for Two Nights
  21. 21 Paul Bocuse restaurant in Lyon
  22. 22 Amsterdam: arriving 8/25 to depart on 8/30 Rhine river cruise
  23. 23 Frankfurt Airport: 2 hours from touchdown to train. Go for it???
  24. 24 How do you organize yourself on vacation?
  25. 25 Trip Report May in southern Italy--Sorrento/Capri and Puglia
View next 25 » Back to the top