Hola Barcelona: Day 3

We are halfway on our trip. The days seem too short for us. We seem to take our time in the morning that by the time we are ready to go out and had our morning breakfast, it is time for lunch. We decided to make this day a lazy one and shop for goodies to bring home. We still have another leg of our trip to Paris which also meant that we are carrying our luggage all the way to the airport and take the metro to our hotel.

On our last day, we decided to head over Plaza Catalunya and walk over to Las Ramblas. We got a random place for tapas. It seem to be a popular place with 2 floors, they are in the process of closing down the kitchen but was able to fit us in for late lunch. We just asked the waiter to order for us since there are so many items to choose from. He actually gave us the good stuff. The meal was delicious, it was also the most expensive meal we had in Barcelona.

Sums up our meal, shrimp wrapped with potato strings, manchego cheese, fresh oyster, hamon, potatoes and razor clams.

About the second time I have these razor clams, I can't get enough of it. They cook it in butter and pesto, very yummy.

 We bought a lot of food items from El Corte Ingles, it was Easter and noticed they have a lot of these chocolate covered pieces. I wonder if the locals buy this instead of cake for the get together parties. They are not cheap either.

For the true soccer fan.

Another coffee break after a long walk. I never had a bad coffee in Barcelona, they seem to make it just about right (with lots of cream or milk).

To cap our full day, we just have to watch a flamenco concert. I have no expectations on this event but it was surprisingly good. The lady on stage tapped her heart out with an emotional performance. Not to be dramatic but watching the performance closely made it memorable (probably personal too). They perform twice a day. And tickets are cheap. I would recommend to see one of these performances while in Barcelona.

It is time for us to head to Paris. We are excited but we are getting too tired from all these sight seeing. I think I am feeling my age, I am not as agile as it was before. We probably miss our hubby whom are more adept on carrying our luggage.

Next trip is Pa-reeh, France.

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