July 08, 2011

Barcelona Day 4: shoes?

We didn't have much planned for Barcelona Day 4, which was nice. We decided to simply walk around, shop, and soak in the Catalonian lifestyle.

We had a late start to the day with breakfast at Bar Lobo, just outside our hotel. I had the Don Quixote: a ciabatta bread smeared with tomato and topped with cured Andalusian sausage. Donny had the Churchill: bacon and scrambled eggs with grilled vine tomatos. Interesting names, but good food, nonetheless.

Then we shopped, shopped, shopped to our hearts content. What's amazing about Barcelona, well, a few things are, but ONE amazing thing is the number of shoe stores in this city! Not only that, but many of them are exactly the same! For example, we probably walked by at least 4 "Scala Dei" stores, and at least 5 "Padevi" stores! Some are even on the same street. As we were told, the shopping in Barcelona is pretty good, with reasonable prices.

We paused in the late afternoon for some tapas and cervesa on a patio. We could get used to this!

Dinner tonight was at Gresca, but it, too, deserves another post with photos. 8 courses of rustic, Spanish bliss.

~ J

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