We headed to Barcelona after work on Friday night, after making our way to the hotel we quickly checked in and hit La Rambla (the main drag of Barcelona) for dinner and drinks. We decided to splash out and sat out the front to people watch while we drank sangria and ate tapas, it was a great night. After a drink we decided it would be a good idea to do some 'tapa hopping' so we continued on in pursuit of our next stop. We walked the back streets and found some funky little places in plazas hidden amongst the small lanes.
After getting home at about 1am (wow for us) we needed a sleep in, we headed out at around 10am and struggled to find somewhere to have breakfast as they are very late starters in Spain especially on the weekend. After a bakery feed we went on a walking tour to find out some more about the gothic quarter. 5 people failed to turn up for the tour so it was personalised for just the two of us, we walked around for about 2 hours and got a really good feel for the city. Next on the list was some markets we had seen just off La Rambla, they were packed! After exerting ourselves walking through the crowd we decided it was time for our first tapas of the day before heading to the coast for a midday rest on the pier (Craig fell asleep). After Craig's outdoor siesta it was time for a traditional catalano lunch of Paella then we headed back to the hotel for another siesta. Feeling very rejuvinated we headed out for dinner and bar hopped our way back to the hotel, we called it a night at about 12:30 but it seemed like Barcelona was only just coming to life.
Sunday - another sleep in and late check out before taking the subway to Sagrada La Familia, a church expected to be completed in around 2082 (probably before the Edinburgh trams according to someone I work with). We then headed to the outskirts of Barcelona and walked up a big hill to get a view of the city where we jumped on a cable car which took us to the beach where we observed a minutes silence for Blair's stolen belongings. We strolled and ate two massive servings of churros in an hour, needless to say we didn't feel like a tapa hopping lunch that day...
After our coastal stroll it was time to head to the airport where we had a brief disagreement about the correct line to join (who was right is still in dispute...)