Barcelona, part 1

Our favorite trip so far has been to the one country that the British travel to more than any other, Spain. In mid July we spent four days in Barcelona and four days in Madrid. These first photos were taken in beautiful Barcelona, host of the 1992 Olympic games.

We loved Spain and we can’t wait to go back. We found the people to be very friendly, the food was wonderful, and the shops were very affordable. Barcelona is home to a variety of architectural styles, including many works by Antonio Gaudi, a man who seems to have been a strong influence on Dr. Seuss.

We ate at a number of fantastic Spanish and Basque restaurants (usually after 9 at night, when most Spaniards break for dinner). We particularly liked the Spanish tomatoes, which have an amazing flavor even when eaten raw in a salad. The weather in Barcelona was wonderful, too. The sun shone and the temperatures never went above 85 degrees. It was easy to see why so many Brits travel to Spain on a regular basis.

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