Friday, February 5, 2010

suuunny weekend

59 degrees! yayaay it's going to be a good weekend!

oo and ps I started a book to keep track of my expenses, its so hard when you pay almost everything in cash!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

mini toast

cream cheese
So I had a huge craving for cream cheese yesterday, strange maybe but I found these little mini toasts that go amazing with a little bit of cream cheese. I'm actually eating them again right now! haha
And it's raining again... good thing it's siesta time, nothing is open so I don't feel like I am wasting time avoiding the outside. It's weird because I have started to get used to these siesta schedules, at first I thought it was crazy that a city would close for 2 hours in the middle of the day, but it's actually really nice to have a break in the day to go home, eat and rest. It shows a lot about how family oriented the culture is and how much calmer they live their lives.
Anyway I'm off to go work on my candle mold!
Enjoy the day!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

exploring part 2

We started out Saturday with a nice cappuccino and walked until we found the arc de triomf. We stumbled upon a park and then a fountain with shiny gold horses on top and then a wooly mammoth and then a lake with small boats and a boy chasing an escaped peacock and a tree stump with mittens on it and an abandoned building that used to contain a botanical garden of tropical plants and in the end rested our feet
Arc de Triomf
it was a strange day
small boats
cloud in the window
abandoned yet beautiful

Sunday, January 31, 2010


It has been a busy week I don't even know what happened to the time. Good thing I took pictures!
yummy yummy tea
I met up with Caitlin, a friend from San Diego, for tea, she showed the cutest and probably the coziest spot to drink tea in the city. The menu of teas was unbelievable, it was hard picking one but I finally picked a good old chai tea and enjoyed spending some quality time talking and learning more about Barcelona!

Later in the week Dayna another friend from high school came to visit!
There was a lot going on but here's a brief overview:
stumbled upon a vintage antique market
doner durum
ate delicious doner durums, kind of like a burrito but way different
went to a magic shop
Found the Barcelona Cathedral which happened to have birds living in a courtyard?
and then there were birds

The next day we got up early and met up with Caitlin to go to the big market, La Boqueria and get some fresh food to make lunch!
admiring our food
cooking at my place
After filling our bellies with a delicious lentil soup and green beans we headed to La Sagrada Familia
first attempt
We asked someone to take our picture and right after she took it her friend said she could take a better one! haha
It was a good day and there's more of the weekend to be continued...