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Barce is like home to me! I've had the fortune being here at least four times, and each time I come, I find myself traveling down one of the alleys discovering a new cafe or ecclectic shop. It's full of mysteries around every corner. It also contains some of the most beautiful architecture and art. It's full of great lighting, and your wish is granted in some way or another on the streets of Las Ramblas.. where you are bound to find exactly what you are looking for.
My friend, Lidia, who is from Barce took my sister and I out for REAL tapas! If you ever are in Barce and looking for a great tapas place, go to La Esquina! Mussels, octopus, sangria,... the list goes on and on. The food is so delicious that we came back again and again and quickly became regulars during our stay:) The waiters joke around with you and make your time worthwhile as they entertain you with their tales of woe and keep your bill so that you cannot leave! Our waiter informed me that he would be my "gift" for the evening, which kept Lidia and my sister in hysterics the rest of the evening.
Those of you who have been to Barce know that Catalunyans consider Catalunya to be its own country.
I hung out with some of the guys from my hostel who were headed over to watch a futbol game at a local pub...watching Argentina, one of my favorite teams was wonderful, especially when an Argentinian came along! I learned all about Che from him, about music, about his perspective on Argentina and life there. He shared his mate with me.. it reminded me of tea.. it is a ceramic glass filled with herbs with a small silver straw. It tastes like bitter tea.. I guess it is the rage in Argentina. It was from that moment on that I became determined to travel to Argentina to see if for myself.
My hostelmates and I traveled to Parc Guell where we climbed up ravines and statues and fountains entertaining the tourists.