Spain, Spain, Spain, specifically Barcelona, Spain the place of the lisp. Yes, of the lisp the most common language spoken there is Catalan which in my personal view is similar to Spanish with many lisp sounds for words such as Barcelona which would sound like “Barthelona”. This is one of the places I went for my 2016 summer after going to Paris, France. This place is incredible lets begin with La Boqueria which for those who have no clue is the market full of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, and so forth. Strangely there were barnacles to be eaten in the market…yes barnacles the creatures off the bottom of ships. Quite strange to eat, there was this delicious fresh fruit juice I had that was very refreshing  making up for the humidity that was around on that day. My group had been in the market for around 30 minutes gathering some ingredients to make tapas (which is a finger food appetizer).  The market had eggs of all sorts; emu, ostrich, and quail along with fresh meat being cut and cured along with the delectable candied fruits and olives (one of my favorite foods). 

After the market we went on to learning how to make a few different tapas. The tapas were quite delicious. In our trip in Barcelona we were sure to visit the architecture that makes Barcelona an destination tourist city. We started with sightseeing the “Star Wars-ish” Goudi designed buildings. Running into such an inviting “Tourist Go Home” sticker. 

After visiting these building and the wonderful sticker we moved onto visiting the Goudi town. There was/is this bench that was designed to conform to the human body matching the contours of the back and bottom. Hence Goudi’s work was inspired by nature in which ruler straight lines are rare to come across. He went about imitating the patterns of nature.  IMG_1845

Last we went to the beautiful “La Sagrada Familia” which is a work of art in progress literally. In the time I seen the church it had an estimated completion time of 10 years. I would describe it but s they say a picture is worth 1000 words…

On that note until next time. Au Revoir…

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