Saturday, 22 March 2014

Barcelona Baby

I was well and truly spoiled rotten last week when my fab boyfriend Dave whisked me off to beautiful Barcelona for the long weekend. We explored the absolutely gorgeous city for three brilliant days and were blown away by its stunning Gothic and modern architecture, friendly people and, most importantly, the fabulous food! We ate Tapas, drank Champagne Sangria, and, became obsessed with the city's incredible food market, which was definitely the highlight of the trip. Stalls stacked with chopped fresh fruit, fresh smoothies and fruit juices, meats, vegetables, artisan chocolates, macaroons, caramelized nuts and so much more lined the market space. The buzz was incredible with locals haggling with the tenders and tourists making their way through the hustle and bustle of the place. 

I couldn't get enough of the cups of chopped fresh fruit and delicious smoothies. We walked down to the market each morning for breakfast and its safe to say that I was actually in Heaven.

The coated nuts, artisan chocolates and macaroons were absolutely delicious. I got a little carried away and spent €30 on nuts alone the first day that we visited the place. But, in fairness, who could resist?

The Champagne Sangria was delicious but, beware, its a bit stronger than you may be used to! Cointreau, Honey Rum and fresh lemon and orange are added to the champagne which makes it pretty hard to resist. 

Take it from me, Barcelona is a must see city for anyone with an interest in culture, architecture and most importantly - food.

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