Monday, June 30, 2014

Barcelona day 2

We started out the day having breakfast down the street from our apartment because none of us could really function without coffee and we were hungry. We decided at our first meal that we would just split the check 5 ways every time to save us the hassle of figuring out what everybody's share was and it worked out perfectly. 

Breakfast was never an expensive affair; it usually came to around 5-8 euros a person, depending on how hungry we were.
We decided to go walking around and just check out where all the shops were, but we ended up having a huge shopping day and getting most of the stuff that we wanted, including my chanel lipstick that I waited to buy till I could go to Sephora.

I'm wearing Rouge Allure long lasting lipstick in #99 Pirate

We don't have Sephora in Germany, so this was a huge treat and I think it's where I bought the most.
We ended up eating lunch in a little place on the Ramblas, which wasn't expensive at all; it ended up being like 8 -11 euros for a meal with a drink.
I think we ended up shopping for about 6 hours that day on 3 hours of sleep but we couldn't go to bed because we still had the St. Joan's festival that night.
We went home and showered and got ready to go downtown. You can read about that here: St Joan Feast
First, we wanted to have Tapas which is something we talked about for weeks before we got there; so, we took off and looked for the perfect place. 


We ended up going to a place by the beach called "Lolitas" that served Mojito in a pitcher and had pretty good tapas. We ordered almost everything on the menu that they had and gorged ourselves.

While we were heading to the beach for the festivities, I found this little store that had a neat T-shirt that I wanted to get Joshua. I bought it and took some goofy pictures with the funky mannequins outside while we were at it. 

We finally headed to the beach. It was really packed at this point and people were throwing firecrackers all over the place, which is scary, but we went through it and found a place in the sand where we could watch the nutbags party on the beach.


While I was taking pictures of everything, I missed the fireworks display, but "whatever"; I didn't care. It started to get crazy and we didn't know where to walk anymore without getting hit by a firecracker so we headed back to the apartment around midnight and went straight to bed. 
The next morning we had plans to go to a beach in Sitges. It started out as a total disaster and ended up being the best day, thanks to two bottles of wine.....

Highlights of the day

Dani wanting to take a picture of the people on the beach and walking up to a table full of strangers and taking a picture of them. 
Finding the squishy rings that blink that I gave to the kids when we got back.
Starbucks is way cheaper in Barcelona than in Germany
Watching Dani haggle for a blanket that we then sat on the rest of the night, she told him her price and than walked away until he followed her. 

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