Wednesday, August 06, 2014
I could have sworn that Ele told me they were 'Bollywood Dancing' lessons. But no, the programme said 'Bauch Tanz' we that's how we found ourselves shaking it on a Tuesday night.
I've got to say - I've got absolutely no skill in this at all but it was a lot of fun trying to keep my arms elevated and still while trying to move my hips or shoulders or boobs. It's also great for getting over body issues. We were a class full of women of different age and body types and as our instructor demonstrated - you can't shake it if there's nothing to shake!
Elé and I have decided that we will try to continue this as our communal exercise session so watch this space!
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
So see? I really did need the baggage allowance :D
Monday, August 04, 2014
But we made up for the disappointment by going to Barceloneta to hang out on the beach.
But then dinner came along again and we headed out the Cerveceria Catalana and got a table after 20-30 minutes.
The three of us were having a really good time; the food was excellent, the sangria was amazing, the atmosphere was pretty lively, and our waitress was a load of fun joking with us. I think the staff found a trio of small asian girls who ordered a lot to be quite funny. When it was time for dessert, we asked her opinion as to which was her favourite. She said it was difficult to choose because it would depend on what kind of flavours we liked.
Sunday, August 03, 2014
We had a slight discussion about this - I'm not sure exactly who said it, but there was a moment where we agreed that it was 'cheap'. Then it occurred to us - exactly at what point does one consider paying €40 ($US54/$AU58/£32) CHEAP?! Especially since I could argue that I wasn't completely happy with everything. Sure, I could eat that egg dish every day of my life but on the other hand, I have paid more for other lunch meals that could be considered 'lesser' but enjoyed much much more *cough F&M high tea cough*. But what was particularly nice was that while we were definitely full, we didn't walk out feeling heavy and overloaded, and really, you can't put a price on that kind of satisfaction.
We then made it back to La Taqueria...but were late by about 20 minutes. They nearly gave our table away but we got there just in time to claim it!
Saturday, August 02, 2014
But oh well. I can accept that San Seb and Arzak may have set the bar really high on food standards but this was just the first meal of many in Barcelona.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
There was an international jazz festival on that night but we decided that, since we were going to have to catch an early train the next day, we should spend the night packing and sleeping. Sad faces all around. We did venture out to visit our favourite places for dinner though.