Monday, November 28, 2011

Font De Canaletes

Bon Dia! what an eventful weekend in Barcelona! I am so glad I have the opportunity to spend a month here in Spain! I truly feel that it takes at least a week to get comfortable with the new environment.  Friday night, Jordan and I had made plans to meet Alana, one of the UK students to head into Barcelona for a night on the town.  The three of us were meeting up with a few other friends that were already in the city.  Luckily, the 2 boys spoke Spanish. whew.  And we didn't look like a bunch of girl tourist. We met up by the Font de Canaletes, which is a famous fountain in Las Ramblas, and legend has it that whoever drinks water from the fountain will surely return to the city.  So of course, we drank some water :)  
Alana, Jordan, and me next to the fountain
 We then headed to Bar Marsella, which is said to be the 1st bar in Barcelona and Picasso and Hemingway were once regulars here! The outside is a little sketchy but it was fun and historical!

We rushed to catch the train to meet up with some of the girls from 2nd Bacc. (so like high school seniors) from some of Jordan's classes to shop in Barcelona.  We literally ran and ended up being to late for the train we had intended to catch. oops. So, as the time approaches for the next train, we see two girls running on the other side of the tracks... the girls we were meeting up with were rushing to catch this train too! Everyone is on Spanish time here. 
The girls are so fun to talk to! they love hearing about the US, just as much as we enjoy hearing about Spain.  And they were able to show us around! They took us to this really cute little restaurant for lunch, which we never would have found on our own! it was so good!

The girls and us after enjoying a delicious meal!

They also showed us the Market which is full of fresh food such as fruit, veggies, meat, fish, and nuts.  My parents would absolutely LOVE it! a nutritarian's dream. 

There were aisles and aisles of fresh food!
The girls and us outside the Market
We then made our way back to La Garriga after a full day of shopping.  Jordan and I were exhausted, so we rested with a movie her teacher let her borrow and tried to go to sleep early.. not very successful though!
So we slept in a little on Sunday before attempting to bike into town.  Our bike ride probably would have been much more fun if we had realized the tires were pretty flat before we got all the way down the steep hill. Coasting down hill on flat tires is not too hard, but once on flat ground or trying to go up hill... yea it's a beast. 
Then shared some of our large quantities of weekend food with the UK students and prepared for the start of the school week. 

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