Day 31 – Goodbyes and Unexpected Plans

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As I imagined, today was a slow day… a slow depressing day. NOT! It would be impossible for me to have a depressing day in Barcelona! But my day wasn’t filled with as much joy as usual because Carlos officially left with no plans of coming back soon.

I woke up earlier than usual to get to Plaza Catalunya to meet Carlos before he left. Thankfully, I was able to get there with enough time to say our proper goodbyes. I joined him in the line to ride the Aerobus, and when it was his turn to go, we hugged and said our goodbyes. I watched him go, and then I had to get to the metro station to get to work. I was super tired because these last few days have been wonderful but super busy, too. Continue reading

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Day 30 – The View from Above

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My Tuesday started as another usual work day: struggle to get out of bed, eat a quick breakfast, dress nicely (just cause I love to wear work clothes), and jump unto the bus to head to the agency. Lately I have been working on preparing presentations for clients and meeting with some of them, which I love! Experiences like those give me great exposure to the business world.

After work, I went home and cooked Salmon… and it came out great! I know Salmon can be delicate, but I managed. Afterwards, I grabbed some strawberries and headed to the metro station to get to Las Ramblas and meet Carlos there. This time, he had planned the whole day. Continue reading

Day 29 – The Sweetest Unfortunate Surprise

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So, the day arrived. The day that I’m left alone again. The day that it all became gray… Ok, I’m being extremely dramatic, hehe, but really, it was not supposed to be a fun day. I woke up super early to get ready for work, and have enough time to meet Carlos at Plaza Catalunya to say our goodbyes. We met at around 8:15, and he joined the line for the Aerobus to take him to the airport. I waited with him until he had to get on the bus and, with a hug, we said our goodbyes… and that was it. Except it wasn’t!

I rode the metro to get to work, started working on client presentations, and at around 10 a.m. I got a text from Carlos saying he had lost his flight. WAIT WHAT? HOW?! Well, the Aerobus encountered horrible and unusual traffic on the way to the airport and he wasn’t able to make it on time. He had flown with a budget airline, and so, he had to buy a new ticket. I helped him from work as much as I could and, after analyzing everything, he told me he would stay until Wednesday. And so, this -very unfortunate- surprise worked in our favor.  Continue reading

Day 28 – BEST FRIES EVER!

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To kick the day off, I went to the InOut Hostal, which is also a kind of rustic lodge with a pool and restaurant. It is hard to get to, but worth it because it truly is a green refuge in the city. I met Carlos there to eat a Bikini (ham and cheese toasted sandwich) and a Bocadillo (pork sandwich) for breakfast, and then, I bought another Twister ice cream (hehe) and we went to the pool area. It was indeed a very relaxing day.

In the afternoon, I went to my apartment to get change, and then we headed to, guess where? La Barceloneta! This time, we went there to check out this french fries place that had caught our attention. We were lucky enough to find it open, and guys, it left me speechless. AMAZING FRIEEEES!!! BEST ONES EVER! Continue reading

Day 27 – Saturdays in La Barceloneta + Fireworks for the Champions!

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It’s been a beautiful Saturday! My day started with a text from Carlos saying he would meet me at my host family’s apartment to later head to the beach, giving start to a truly amazing Barcelona day.

We met at around noon (cause I needed to sleep in, of course :p ) and took the bus to Plaza España, and then, a second bus to La Barceloneta. We were hungry so we stopped by a little grocery store where an amazing Cuban lady helped us out, and we bought some chips and a twister ice cream for me (I loooove them!). Continue reading