Sunday, April 25, 2010

Off to Barcelona

We're off to Barcelona in mid May and have rented a beautiful apartment on Passeig Gracia in the Exaimple district, near modernista buildings and boutique shops. There's a great website (Vacation Rental By Owner) that we use to find places to stay for reasonable prices.

I've been trying to learn Catalan, which is spoken in Barcelona but find it very difficult since in many cases, the written words do not sound phonetically like you would expect them to in English or French. Now I just found out from my friend who lived there that locals will speak to tourists in Castillian (Spanish) rather than Catalan so I've been learning the wrong thing! Back to the drawing board.

I'll post updates of our adventures as we go along.