Barcelona, the first few days

I have a lot to recap about Barcelona, so I’m going to break it up a bit.

So of course I was supposed to arrive the afternoon of Monday the 5th, but as we all know, that didn’t happen. I finally arrived Tuesday afternoon, tired but excited.

See how excited I am?
See how excited I am?

Got to the apartment where everyone was congregating, said my hellos, etc, etc. Not one to waste a moment, fellow Automattician Beckett said, “who wants to go on a gondola ride?” It got dark pretty early there, and I knew if I sat for too long, I’d just fall asleep, so off we went.

The views when we got to the stop were stunning. But we had to take a lot of stairs to get to the top. I mean, a lot. You’d get to the top of a crazy long staircase, only to be confronted with about seventy jillion more steps. My advice – take the bus to the gondola station.

It was getting very close to closing time when we got to the top, so we didn’t get to go in that castle, but maybe next time.

After our gondola adventure, we met up with everyone else for dinner, which was, like pretty much everything we ate here, amazing.

Wednesday was a work day, but the afternoon was devoted to a tour of Sagrada Família. I missed the tour but got some photos of the outside.

Work:

Play:

That evening, we went to dinner at a tapas restaurant where they just kept bringing out food. It was all so, so delicious, and very reasonably priced. At the end, they brought out a porró, which is a wine decanter that you use to pour wine directly into your mouth. Or…not.

Aaaand, I spent the rest of that evening doing laundry.

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