Tapas and Sangria

by Melissa

When arriving in Spain I had no expectations, we planned Spain into our 10 day trip due to the inexpensive flights and ended up staying an extra day in the city! On that note, when we stepped out of the airport the warm breeze and shining sun of Barcelona was more then welcoming especially coming from Dublin. I knew already I would love this city. We spent our days walking down the famous Las Ramblas shopping and admiring the unique architecture unlike anything I have seen. We wondered through Park Guell which could be mistaken for Candyland, gawked at the melting architecture of La Sagrada Familia, admired the breathtaking views of Port Vell, and of course wished it was warm enough to lay out on the beach and go swimming in the beautiful crystal clear ocean. At night we ate incredible seafood,  delicious paella and shared finger-food tapas and sipped sangria at  a bar called Tasty’s every night. Which may had something to do with the hot Moroccan bartender with a sexy accent and the free drinks he was giving us. After dinner and drinks we would find ourselves with our dancing shoes on and dancing the night away at some of the best clubs in Barcelona. Other than learning my 5 years of Spanish classes didn’t really pay off, Spain was a once in a life-time opportunity, the amount of fun we packed into four days in the incredible city was unreal. Only being an eager 20 year old study abroad student kept my spirits high and my attitude happy because an adventure like Barcelona only comes along so many times in a life-time.