Van breaks ins and theft are unfortunately more common than we like in the Barcelona area. Actually all of western Europe for the most part based on the van groups we follow on Facebook and individuals on YouTube. So with our van tucked away at a paid campground that felt safe, we hopped onto a train headed for the center of Barcelona.
Our first stop was to see Sagrada Familia.It’s a basilica that began in the 1800s and is still not complete. One of the many examples of Antoni Gaudí that we saw today. He is actually buried inside of the church.
We decided against visiting the inside of the church due to cost. Maybe next time.
We continued our walking tour by heading towards the Arc de Triomf.
Our friends Conan and Cali, otherwise known as @wanomads on IG, are taking a little traveling break in Barcelona and we got to hang out together all day. We first met them in San Felipe almost 3 years ago exactly.
Don’t forget to look up to appreciate what is around you.
Shenanigans always with these three. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
They ask for a walking break and then continue jumping and running in circles. Ha.
Guess what time it is?
It’s churros dipped in hot chocolate time! So good. Not as sweet as we were expecting which allowed us to eat more of it. Hehe.
Look at this pretty lady.
Found some Valentina Mexican hot sauce at the outdoor market. YES!
First fresh jalapeños we’ve found in Europe.
Luka officially has tired legs. He’s done really well walking all over Europe. No complaints. Today we pushed his little legs too far.
So we sat down and ordered some drinks.
One things I hate about Europe? Sodas are expensive at the cafes. More than beer. Luckily we don’t let our kids order them too much. It’s a special treat for them.
And speaking of special treats, I walked into my favorite store today too.
Treated myself to a couple sale items. Havent bought myself any clothes since being in Europe for the past 1.5 years.
Another peek at Gaudi’s work. This time at night with it lit up.
Ava taking a Polaroid of it with her birthday present.
For lunch we stuffed ourselves with authentic tasting Mexican food and ended our night with burgers and shakes from Five Guys.
After a long and fun day out with friends, we hopped back on the train and headed back to the van.
And here’s the video Dan made about our day. Enjoy!
Thanks for reading,