Lost in Las Ramblas

After a whirlwind tour of London, we took off from Stansted to Spain, which is about 2 hours flight away.

Barcelona is totally different from London. To be honest, after falling in love with traditional English culture in London, we found it hard to adjust to Spanish culture – especially the language.

Las Ramblas
The last light of the day

We took the airport bus to the city and arrived at the heart of Barcelona – Plaza de Catalunya. From there, it took us 5 minutes to walk to our hotel located at Las Ramblas, one of the most popular shopping streets in Barcelona.

Las Ramblas
One of the narrow streets in Las Ramblas. Taken from our hotel.

We did not have to wander very far from our hotel as there are plenty of cafes located at one of the streets. We settled at a local establishment selling pretty good tapas. Ordering food from the menu was a challenge for us because of the language barrier but this is part of traveling in a foreign country. So try to blend in and immerse in the local culture as much as you can.

The food was good but a little high on the price side. Nevertheless, it was all about the experience and another one ticked off from the bucket list: “Try tapas in Spain”. Silly I know.

Las Ramblas is comparable to Orchard Road of Singapore. Just wider and bigger. There aren’t that many shopping malls unlike their Asian counterpart, but there are plenty of enticing restaurants that almost lure us in. Or maybe we have weak knees when it comes to food.

It was a fine evening, hordes of tourists snapping away. We had a pleasant walk – aimlessly. Or people watching in a fun way, not the creepy type.

Las Ramblas
Las Ramblas near Plaza de Catalunya

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A travel addict and food junkie. When he is not traveling, he loves penning his thoughts on his latest adventures, whether food, places or anything that fascinates him. His travelogues often include intriguing photos that capture the moments as he believes a photo speaks thousand words.

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