by Shruti Sharma
Barcelona is one city that everyone loves–perfect for a bachelor or a bacherlorette party, thanks to the crazy night scene here. Madrid isn’t too bad either but Barca would do it for me. The first night I was there, I was invited to one such crazy night but I didn’t quite make it, being tired from carrying my 23 kgs luggage from Barcelona Sants station to my hostel, Alberguinn, which wasn’t far from the station but the luggage was half my weight! Anyway, the next day I found out that this ‘crazy night’ organized by my friend ended at 7 am the next morning. And, they actually went to college that day… and then were out with me again that night. I ended the night at 3 am but they went on till about 5… and then again went to college. Don’t ask me! I don’t know how they do it!
The first thing I did in Barca was—visit Camp Nou! Didn’t do much for me. Apparently it’s nicer to go when there is an actual game on but heck I wouldn’t have understood the game anyway. I had to walk quite a bit to get to the place. En route I saw this(photo above)—was surprised that the Spaniard got less display space than the Swiss.
When I finally entered and found out that the fee to actually see the stadium and the museum was SEVENTEEN Euros—I paid it, quietly, despite the lack of interest in the game or anything related to it. Once inside, I took photos with a vengeance rarely seen before—I was going to get my money’s worth in the currency of photos, to show off to boys back home… let me tell you, it wasn’t worth it. All I got in return was—‘You went to Camp Nou?! Wow!’ Sigh!
Anyway, see if this video of the stadium, museum and the street outside interests you….
Music – Bari Improv by Kaki King for demo purpose only.
A photo of some ancient players at Camp Nou I’m guessing.
The next touristy thing I did was–making my way to La Rambla. This gorgeous girl from Columbia, she was the receptionist at my hostel, told me about La Boqueria’ and I just had to, had to see it.
After having an eye-full at the market–saw this whilst walking around in the bylanes of Barri Gotic – lovely signpost eh?
Oh, and check out this building too—no idea what it is!
Scissors anyone? This is one of the displays at a store that sells ‘nail art equipment’ – all sorts of manicure kits etc.
You thirsty now? Drinking water…
In case you’re ever low on ammo by the way, you know where to go!
Get a portrait done on the street? Or buy some paintings by local artists?
Nuff said for now, will be back soon, with more of Spain… both beautiful and strange! Ta!
And do join us for a coffee at the Kunzum Travel Cafe in Hauz Khas Village in New Delhi, India.