Barcelona Week #1

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It’s been about 10 days now since I landed in Barcelona. This place is amazing. The crazy thing about this town is most of the time I feel like I’m in a busy New-Yorkish City and other times I feel like I’m sitting on the beach at home in Santa Monica. The nightlife here is absolutely insane; it’s just a massive party 24/7. Right on the beach, there are three major clubs, which is where we have been going on Monday nights. Other nights it’s also fun to just go to a bar and get drinks (this week it has been ALL sangria and now I’m pretty over it.) Barcelona also has amazing food, they have everything you can imagine which was not the case for me this past summer in Prague. So far I have been eating pretty healthy most of the time because most of the meals have vegetables and chicken. One of the first nights I was here I took a cooking class and learned how to make Spanish Omelets, Pan Con Tomate, (which is basically like Spain’s version of Bruschetta) stuffed pork and a pear dessert. Everything was super good and the atmosphere was a good time.

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After about 7 days of eating out, I finally started cooking again. After some searching, I found the Trader Joes of Barcelona. Fresh Fruit, microwavable meals and quick on the go snacks. Thank god. I still have a few more to try out but this store is super close to my house and has pretty much everything I need. In my last post I mentioned that I wanted to start cooking new things so I am really putting an effort in to find great recipes. So far my two favorite things that I’ve made are Prosciutto and Pesto stuffed chicken, and Brie and mushroom truffle burgers (SO GOOD).

Overall the best thing here is hands down the olive oil. I have no clue what they put in it but it’s like no other olive oil I have ever tasted. ALSO, the Prosciutto here is two dollars… yes yes you read that correctly. Two fucking dollars. For an entire pack. It is prosciutto heaven here in Barcelona.

The only thing that’s pretty annoying here is the pickpocketing happening all around me 24/7, so I really have to be aware and hold my stuff tight. This also makes me really scared to wear my nice stuff out. I’m hoping over time it will get less stressful.

So that’s it for week #1.

Coming up this weekend I’ll be heading to Italy for lots of pasta, truffles and pizza. I can’t wait.

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