originally posted May 17/11
WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE D2? PT 8: BARCELONA
THE RAIN IN SPAIN...& SOMETHING ELSE FALLS FROM THE SKY
It only rained once - the Museum night. What I am actually referring
to is THE DROUGHT BEING OVER - Josie's shopping drought has ended.
Let's go in order, shall we?
Today we headed to La Rambla and exited the station right at the
entrance of the St. Josep Mercat (market). We wandered around taking
photos and visually ate the food. We came across a place that had
different seafood displayed. Customers pointed at or asked for
specific seafood and the chef would cook it. The price was a bit steep
but the food was really fresh and too hard for Jos to resist.
Surprise, surprise, Jos was sitting down before I even blinked. She
ordered razor shell clams, oceanic shrimp with claws and mushrooms.
As people walked by they took photos of our food and were waiting for
the opportunity to sit & eat as well. At one point, half the place was
filled with Asians. After eating, what Jos says is the best meal she's
had in Barcelona walked around more. We had just passed the sandwich
shop when something fell from the sky/ceiling and gifted Jos' foot. It
was pigeon poo and Jos was so grossed out. You should have seen her
face. She started hobbling in disgust because she was in flip flops
and the dropping was on her bare skin. We hurried to the washroom to
clean it. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my anti-bacterial wipes so
she had to use hand soap, water and tissue. I couldn't stop laughing
at her...her facial expression was priceless. I think she was laughing
out of frustration and at me laughing at her. LOL...she kept muttering
about how much she hated pigeons.The photos are priceless!
Note: If you need to use the public washroom at the Mercat, you have
to pay 1 euro. If you show your restaurant receipt you get in for
We went back to the street we had passed when we were walking around
La Rambla yesterday. We went in almost every store and we ended up
with quite a handful of bags.
2 PAIRS OF FOOT WEAR from SCALA DEI- 1 PAIR OF FLATS - they were cute
and a great price, so why not? 1 PAIR OF SANDALS - How could I leave
Spain without purchasing sandals?
2 JACKETS - 1 BLACK JACKET from NEW YORKER, 1 LEATHER JACKET from Berksha
3 HATS from FAM - I am in love with them! 1 is a blue '20s style hat,
1 is a blue, handkerchief-like hat and the other is...I'm not sure how
to describe it....but it's brown and black
1 JACKET for Josie from Berksha for her late birthday gift
3 CANVAS BAGS from Berksha
2 PAIRS OF SANDALS from SCALA DEI
1 VEST from NEW YORKER
1 SWEATER from NEW YORKER
2 HATS from SHANA
2 HATS from FAM
1 HANDBAG for Sam from MISAKO
4 CANVAS BAGS from Berksha
1 SUPERAWESOME HAT for someone
Before dinner, Jos used my anti-bacterial wipes on her foot and then
washed it in the washroom ahaha. Liz from the B&B brought out the Cava
and we toasted with our fellow Canadians staying there. Liz is
English, so we talked about the royal wedding and other topics. She
had also booked our dinner reservation which also gave us
complimentary glasses of Cava.
Dinner was delish...Jos had a gazpacho type soup (cold tomato soup)
and I had a salad with corn, chicken, capers and tomatoes. We both had
beef steak with bacon wrapped potatoes and a grilled tomatoes. Dessert
was a raspberry cheesecake for Jos and I had the chocolate brownie.