Saturday, July 08, 2006

Down Las Ramblas

When I got back to the Hotel, Jen was finally there, so we headed out to Las Ramblas for some dinner and exploring. Las Ramblas is a huge, broad street that is mainly pedestrian and is lined with shopping and restaurants. To the west is El Raval, an up and coming part of the city (which really just means dirty and sketchy) where we would catch dinner another day. To the east is the Gothic district, complete with its own Gothic church.

So we rambled down Las Ramblas for a bit, then got a pitcher of sangría and watched a live statue for a while. The entire length of Las Ramblas had street vendors and musicians and live statues. Pretty dang cool. The one we stopped for was particularly entertaining. There were some that were dressed as knights, some as marble statues, others as medieval clowns, and pretty much whatever you could think of.

After we finished our pitcher of sangría we headed off to find dinner, with a specific restaurant in mind. Most things are closed on Mondays in Barcelona, and this was no exception. So was choice #2. And since we were walking everywhere, by this time it was like 11:30 or so, and nothing was open anymore. SO, much to our chagrin, our first dinner in Barcelona was KFC. Yeah. We´re pretending that didn´t happen.


At 1:14 AM, Blogger Carli Ann said...

yum a little taste of the home

At 1:15 AM, Blogger Carli Ann said...

yum a little taste of the home

At 1:23 AM, Anonymous Ken said...

a pitcher of sangria, and then you saw live statues. must have been pretty good sangria.

Don't think I would have shared that part about KFC.


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