In May of 2008 on the way to visit my family in Portugal, Will and I decided to stop in Barcelona for a few days.

It was his first time there, it was my second. (my first time was in 2004 with my brother)

We rented a one bedroom apartment in an old neighborhood near Las Ramblas and it was way better than any hotel we could have booked.

We could walk everywhere from our apartment, and for the 3 days we were there, we did!

We walked all around and marveled in everything Barcelona had to offer.

The food, the architecture (both old and new), the art, the people….

We got to see good friends, both Will’s and mine.

I may not know Paris, Rome or Tokyo but, I do know Barcelona.

And to know Barcelona, is to love Barcelona.

I can’t wait to one day return. (hopefully sooner than later)

Barcelona, where the old meets the new

our little apartment had 2 wonderful little balconies

Casa Milla, I could have stayed on that rooftop forever

Casa Batlo

Park Guell

La Sagrada Familia


I love you Barcelona!