Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dave Spencer Barcelona....a film by Woody Allen

This guy keeps showing up everywhere.
The thoughts of getting back to a warm and sunny climate made us both excited to get off the plane in Barcelona. The bus ride into town only helped to fuel the excitement. To top it all off, we found the hostel we were staying at without any problems! Well we thought we found it. Turns out that we had booked another one that was across town. When we finally got there we discovered that they couldn't reserve a room for Saturday and the whole town was booked. Why you might ask? We have no idea.
Spaniards can't seem to finish a church...
We went ahead and enjoyed the city over the next few days. I dragged Dave to some churches and after that we decided that a beach visit is in order. We finally reached the beach clear after walking across the city and were amazed by the amazing view in front of us, then we looked at the water. Turns out modesty is not something the Spaniards worry about. Topless sun bathing is more common than not. I am not sure how those Spanish guys worked that out, but well done.
Fun fact: All this sand was imported from the Sahara.
For the first few days we had our room at the hostel to ourselves, then we came back to find two more bags. I looked at Dave and said, "Man I hope these people are fun." They walked in right after as if they were on cue. They introduced themselves and we found out they were Irish and I knew then we were going to have a great time. Turns out that they had nine other friends staying there and they were gracious enough to let Dave and myself hangout with them. The two in our room also couldn't find a place to stay Saturday night so at the very least there were now four homeless friends, rather than just two. On our night of homelessness we decided, like any reasonable person, that the best thing to do was go out until closing time.
Three of the guys in the group were nice enough to let us homeless folk sleep in their room that night. The following morning we checked back in and breathed a sigh of relief. We spent the next few days hanging out with our new friends and having a blast seeing the city. We ate lunch in front of the Sagrada Familia, which is the most amazing church. Each side is a different architectural style. It blew us away.
Yet another unfinished church.
After almost a week in Barcelona we said goodbye and flew off to Switzerland. You will hear about how Switzerland took all our money later.


  1. Those beaches sure sound like fun.

    I can't get over Dave's face in the second to last pic. I think it is the hat throwing me off. The hat warps time and space!

  2. Hmmm... it's a toss up Dave's hat or his eyes? I have to say those 2 American guys look the drunkest in the pic by far ;)