In early October, I went on a whirlwind 48 hour trip to Barcelona for a good friend’s wedding. The trip itself was exhausting (never flying United again!) and stressful (I’m that girl who always gets picked for a “random” security check) but what a beautiful wedding in the Spanish countryside at this stunning villa. Lots of laughter, drinks, great food and wonderful company. Not to mention, the most drop dead gorgeous sunset, a piano-bar (a piano…AND a bar?!) and food truck with mini burgers and hot dogs to help line our stomachs at the after party.
After what felt like not nearly enough sleep, I woke up the next morning and met up with some friends to wander around Barcelona. We headed to the Gothic Quarter and promptly ordered a boatload of tapas: patatas bravas, garlic shrimp, a Spanish omelette (tortilla) and the most delectable ham croquettes. After a quick team nap back at the apartment, we ventured out again to Pez Vela, right on the seafront promenade and had the most ridiculous paella. This was my second time at Pez Vela and I can’t recommend it enough for the food, location and vibe.
And then it was time to leave. After a painful layover in Frankfurt, I got back to San Francisco after the trip and felt like I had dropped back into the “real world” and promptly started yoga teacher training the very next morning! It was great to spend a little time back in Barcelona (my last trip to Barcelona was in November 2014), and also to see a teensy tiny bit more of Spain. I’ll be back for more sangria, I’m sure of it. Here are a few photos from the trip, check out my Instagram for more.
Have you been to Barcelona before? What did you think of the city?