Monday, June 16, 2014

The time keeper #2

"As mankind grew obsessed with its hours, the sorrow of lost time became a permanent hole in human heart. People  fretted over missed chances, over inefficient days, they worried constantly about how long they would live, because counting life's moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down."
At the moment I'm reading this amazing novel by Mitch Albom, The time keeper.  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The time keeper

"Try to imagine life without timekeeping.

   You probably can't- You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calender, a time for dinner or a movie.
   Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
   Man alone measure time.
   Man alone chimes the hour.
   And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.

   A fear of time running out."

 -Mitch Albom, The time keeper

Monday, May 5, 2014

Saturday at the beach

Weeks are passing by so fast. And though my Sunday evening didn't turn out as planned, I guess I really needed some alone time to stop, reflect, feel gratitude. To remind myself that I'm surrounded by wonderful people that give me positive energy, and to be thankful. With that said, and being awake for hours now, let's continue taking a look at how the last days in Barcelona looked like.

Fell in love with all the beautiful balconies. 
On our way to the beach! Stunning!
Pretty amazing!

Rosé & Mimosas in the sun.

Lunch was fine, but not as good as at My Way Restaurant, the evening before.  Fish for me of course!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Port de Barcelona & Barceloneta

Saturday, and out motto was Carpe Diem, or something like that! Time to act as tourist and check some things of our list, this time without being hangover. This is the first half of a great Saturday.
Took the metro to the port of Barcelona, at the end of Paseo de Colón.

Handstand at Port de Barcelona.

Port Vell. There's also a huge shopping mall, Moll de la Fusta and the Barcelona Aquarium.

Sabina being totally awesome! 

Finding our way to Barceloneta.

Let's go to the beach!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A tucked away hidden pearl

After taking a late siesta, we were ready for a late dinner. Sabina found a restaurant that seemed really good, so we decided to find it. Luckily her sense of orientation is much better than mine, and with her hand drawn map we took off.

Found our way to to Plaza Reial. The restaurant is tucked away, but really worth taking the time to find.

Sabina, struggling to decide what to order.

While waiting for our table, we got a free glass of Cava. True story.

Enjoyed some Paella and Tapas.

 Seafood paella, with such an amazing glass of white wine. Wish I remember the name of the wine.

The free glass of Cava was nothing compared to the wonderful service Pablo gave us. Just had to take a picture as an inspiration reminder.

La Rambla by night.

Strolling down Las Ramblas, stumbled upon some kind of Easter parade. Some what fascinating, and weird at the same time, not understanding what was happening. I'm not sure, but I think it's known as Semana Santa

And that was our Friday evening in Barcelona!

Monday, April 21, 2014

An afternoon at Tibidabo

The night before combined with way too little sleep, too many San miguels, mojitos and jagershots, dancing till 5 in the morning definitely affected us all. Hangover, Sabina and I found our way back to Les Cortes, enjoying a great home made breakfast, that Stefan made for us, before heading off for new adventures.

The architecture is amazing, with all the details. 

Took the bus for 3 euros to the Tibidado.

The Tibidabo rises up 512 meters above the sea, being the tallest mountain in the Sierra de Collserola. 

At the top of the mountain, their is this amazing Catholic church, Templo del Sagrado Corazón.

The church took 60 years to construct, and at the top there's this huge statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Josep Miret Llopart.

There is an amusement park as well!
Behind us is this amazing view of Barcelona!

Group photos for the win!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Off to Barcelona!

There's this kind of special feeling I get every time i step into an Airport, it's as if every part of me knows that new adventures are coming. I daydream and wonder were all the other people are off to, and for how long. Excitement hanging in the air. However, I have this minor problem with flying, as I've mentioned before, I hate the slightest bumps, turbulence, or weird sounds. Luckily, we survived this time as well!

Some kind of Easter lunch, before boarding the plane. 
Up, up, and away!
Arrived safely in Barcelona.
Took the metro to Never Mind Bar, in a dark alley, where one probably could get robbed. Fortunately the bar turned out to be really cool. 
Me, Stefan, Alicia and Sabina met up with Marcos and his great friends!

And we danced all night.

Woke up in this amazing apartment, in the Gothic quarters. Love, love, love! However, not loving the hangover part as much! Our Thursday in other words turned into an unexpected party night, with new wonderful friends. Awesome and great first impression of Barcelona!