Why We Didn’t Like Barcelona and Why We Must Return
When travelers-to-be think about their upcoming vacation to Spain, they almost always think of Barcelona – and of course the running of the bulls in Pamplona. Before we began our round the world travels, I was inundated with stories of the allures of Barcelona. For some reason, I never really associated it with Spain though. Perhaps because it’s in Catalonia which is a culture of its own apart from Spain. Or perhaps it was because my geographically challenged mind had always thought Barcelona was in Italy. Why? I have no idea. But I always pictured myself traveling from Rome to Venice to Barcelona in a sort of Italian golden triangle route that doesn’t exist.
Crowded in Barcelona
After Morocco we went back to Spain to soak up a little more Spanish culture in Barcelona. We only spent 3 nights there and honestly I wouldn’t have wanted to stay a second longer. It’s not that it isn’t a fantastic city because obviously it is. But there were so many people!
I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. After all, it is Barcelona in July. It was so crowded we couldn’t even find a hostel to stay in without paying a ridiculous price. So we ended up having to sleep at a different hostel each night we were there to avoid over paying. Nonetheless, I say it doesn’t matter where you stay because it’s all about what you do!
The weather was great. The beaches (and the people occupying them) were gorgeous. And the sangria delectable.
We didn’t take any pictures on our beach day because there was a lot of nudity while people were sun bathing in the sand. I definitely saw more ‘tatas’ than I cared to and didn’t want to be the pervert with a camera!