Yo soy (almost) Catalana.

Thursday was a holiday, so my host family set out early for camping. Since I had to work today, I couldn’t join them this weekend. Well, actually I could go today, but I decided to spend the weekend here.

Also, I decided I am officially a Catalonian because I am choosing to eat at the local meal times, and I woke up at 6:30 without an alarm clock today. I think my body is adjusting. I guess I’m not all the way there yet because I still like to wear a bathing suit top at the beach and I don’t love all things fish.

Today after work I walked around the Passeig de Gracia–the main drag with all the high-end shops and a few famous sites. Here are some pictures from my day:
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The best way to get work done.

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The view from my 10th floor window at my internship.

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My desk at the office.

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A famous Gaudi designed-apartment building, Casa Batllo. Hopefully, we’ll get a chance to tour the inside sometime soon.

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Shops and more shops along the beautiful tree-lined street.

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Plaza de Catalunya

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I packed a lunch and ate it here today. There are lots of pigeons, which the locals call flying rats (or something like that).

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I just liked that this tree was growing oranges.

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My host family told me that they call jeans “tejanos,” which is the word for “Texan,” but I didn’t realize it was quite this official. When I saw the sign in the store, it just made laugh.

It was a beautiful day to be out and about after work, but the streets were really crowded. The next time I go will not be a Friday afternoon, but then again, I actually don’t mind hearing all of the different languages and seeing the fashions of the multitude of tourists, so long as I hold my bag near and dear!

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7 thoughts on “Yo soy (almost) Catalana.

  1. Sounds like you are having a good time. Wish I could be there with you. Looks beautiful

    Enjoy yourself. Love you

    Memaw

    • Thanks, Memaw! It has been a great trip so far. I wish you could be here too–you’re a much more experienced traveler than I am and it would be fun to be together! Love you too!

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