Barcelona Day Uno

Our train pulled into Sants Station around 2:30 and after struggling to figure out the local train system we happened upon our Airbnb, a three-bedroom flat on the top floor of a one-hundred-year-old building that features a terrace overlooking a massive and probably famous statue of a naked toddler straddling a hippogriff (there's a chance I'm wrong about that).

After dropping off our stuff we set out to find food and wound up at a sandwich bar called IRATI Taverna Basca that serves a huge array of pre-made, open-faced sandwiches topped with things like anchovies, cream cheese, prosciutto, salmon and shredded crab meat. The concept is that you take as many of the small "sandwiches" as you want and save the toothpicks that hold the toppings in place on your plate and then they charge you two euros per toothpick when you're done eating. It was delicious and interactive and easily my favorite meal in Spain so far.

Once we turned in our toothpicks at IRATI we headed to the famous bustling color explosion known as La Boqueria, a crowded indoor market in Barcelona's Ciudad Vieja neighborhood where we decided against literally hundreds of candy options and instead purchased large cups of fresh fruit for two euros which we ate with plastic forks while we walked around.

From La Boqueria we walked all the way to Rambla de Mar to peep the sunset but ended up watching a beat-up old cruise-liner dock instead.

It was a long day, I'm beat and I don't have a voice but I do not hate it here.