Wednesday, May 5, 2010
greetings from catalonia!
i am back from an invigorating trip to barcelona. it was an anniversary present from my sweetie and a city i've never visited before. thus, our six days were filled with activity and i have much to digest for the weeks to come.
overall the city impressed me with aesthetic precision and attention to detail. it definitely is not my city fashion wise – let's say i stood out in my black, industrial gear amongst the colorful hippies – but i fell in love with the impeccable presentation and beauty around the entire town.
i also found out that i share the catalan passion for salty foods, cheeses and seafood and, therefore, the entire city opened up as a huge culinary cornucopia that kept on impressing me. the above photos are from bubo, an award-winning bakery where we enjoyed an exquisite lemon tart and some cava, and from origens 99,9%, a culinary shop-restaurant concentrating on catalan cuisine and local produce.
i shall return with my recommendations and reflections later this week, but before i forget, i want to thank anu and silver for equipping me with a bundle of amazing tips for our trip.