Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Barcelona , Montpellier, and Nice continued

Hello everyone. im finally writing again , from Switzerland now at my cousin Margarets. She lives here with her husband, who is Swiss, and their son Luca.. its been so amazing to meet Luca and catch up with Margaret. Im happy to be here for the next week and explore some small villages and mountains, and be garunteed a very comfy bed and clean shower. haha. Margaret and I Just ate soooo much bruschetta I can hardly move, so this is a good time for me to update these posts.

Barcelona was very good. Karoll and I stayed there for 2 nights and on the second night we had to share a bed because everything was booked up for valentines day haha it was funny. On our first night there we went to see a classical guitarist play in this chapel on the side of the huge cathedral. She played spanish guitar and it was just amazing. We went to bed early and tried for a full day of touring the next day... unfortunately we ended up loitering at a pawn shop, or cash converter, for about 3 hours then getting separated and searching for eachother for 2 hours then lost trying to find these boots i wanted for the next two hours. hahahaha so our day in Barcelona was pretty funny. We ended up reviving ourselves with some tapas, russian salad which is our favoriteeeee, and then went to the Segrada Familia, which was absolutely amazing. There are pictures in my last post of that. It feels like a long time ago now and I can hardly remember.
Our second night in Barcelona we went to a traditional flamenco dancing performance. It was very ama<ing and well worth our money. The singing was very angsty and interesting but it went along with the dancing.
Barcelona was amazing and id say that in the summer the parties are crazy. we went for a few drinks at this small sort of punk rock bar and admired all the other bars around. Lots of cool looking places but we were exhausted from being lost all day and called it a night early.

After Barcelona we went to Montpellier where we met Brenna at the airport and rented a car, which as i wrote earlier was a big rip off.. but sort of worth it haha. It felt like freedom.
In Montepellier we spent a long time looking for parking and then finally eating pizza and beer. Brenna was very overtired at this point and just funny . We stayed in a damp hostel, on the top floor, that reminded me of someones house... someone who had very bad, stinky taste in decor. Needless to say I didnt sleep this night because I was convinced someone was coming for us hahaha.. Again, t^hank you Code for the knife, i slept with it by the bed.

From Montpellier we drove to Cassis (courtesy of mr nelson, he told me to go here), which was one of my favorite places so far. We looked like grubby girls , obviously, especially compared to all te posh southern french people who have tattooed lip liner. haha our boat ride was a huge highlight and our valentines dinner hehe.

The last of france was our visit to Nice - i wrote my last post from there. It rained and we dealt with a few cranky french people haha but in all our hostel was unreal and we visited the modern art museum there. We spent a long time browsing through there and i thouroughly enjoyed it. Also, I will always remember NIce as the place that Brenna ate the hugest hot dog of our lives... even bigger than the weird american bbq ones. It was actually 2 hotdogs in a huge long baguette.. hahaha aside from the cuts in the corners of Brennas lips from the baguette, id say it was her best hotdog ever.

Im having a hard time remember everything, at least remembering it in an entertaining way, so im going to move on to the next part.

1 comment:

  1. hahahahahahaha the part about the hot dog is so funny!
    as soon as I read "the biggest hot dog she had eaten" I thought to myself I wonder if it was bigger than the ones we had at Tarns! then I read the next line haha
    looved all your blog posts but I'm not gunna comment on every one
    lots of love!