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    Day 1: Barcelona

    August 7 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We originally scheduled to go to a River Cruise in Europe to celebrate our 20 year anniversary in 2020, well, that didn’t happen due to COVID. 2 years later, we have come to Barcelona for the celebration, just because I have always wanted to come here.

    The night before our travel, we got an email from American Airline, informing us our flight to Philadelphia (with 9 hr layover) has been canceled. Calling them immediately resulted us flying through Miami and then Barcelona. My plan of walking around Philadelphia for 9 hours was forced to changed to 7 hours lazy around in the Miami airport lounge, since we were exhausted after getting up at 2:30 AM to make our 5 AM flight.

    After 30 hours of traveling, we arrived in Barcelona at 9 AM. Since we were not able to check in until 3 PM, we decided to walk around the neighborhood for a while.

    Turns out our fancy hotel is located at the heart of the ritziest neighborhood in Barcelona, where a lot of architecturally significant buildings are located. Walking around here was a fantastic thing to do to see Barcelona in our first day.

    With Rick Steve’s’ audio tour (an app you can download) in our ears, we set out to see the masterpieces of Spanish architecture marvels.

    After walking almost 2 hrs, we were completely exhausted by the time we got back to our hotel. Thankfully they were able to check us in. After 36 hours of traveling, we were finally in bed.

    People in Spain like to eat late. The Michelin star restaurant we planned to eat in doesn’t open until 8 PM. But it’s so worth the wait. The restaurant is a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisines, and the amazing tastes of both cultures shined through each dish. Our first meal in Barcelona is already an highlight of our trip!

    Finally, time to sleep!
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