Recently, we went on a trip to Barcelona. Me, hubby, AND the kids this time. No romantic stroll, no luxury hotel, No fun, No Italy (just kidding…. we had a blast!).
We went for three days. We decided that it would be a good idea to hire a car and drive from Barcelona to La Molina and Masella ski resorts through the Pyrenees Mountains. Oh my! We were all amazed at the beautiful villages we passed along the way. Words can´t describe how beautiful.. seriously!
At Masella we were served caldo (warm chicken stock) to make us warm. I thought this was kinda weird, to serve it as a drink, but drank it and pretented I was used to it.. however, I would have preferred a cup of gluehwein to be honest… 😉
On something of a limb, we decided to drive from La Molina to Andorra. First we thought to go on to France, but decided against it because it was somewhat further, and we knew that we would visit France sometime soon.
We´ve always been intrigued about Andorra and we were excited to have this opportunity to do exactly that. We also realized that we would probably not get the chance to do this again and we wanted to take advantage of it while we could. We visited Andorra La Vella (the capital) in 3 hours! Imagine that, visiting a whole country for just a few hours.. ha!
One of the funniest things that happened (well it was funny at the time..) to us on our way back from Andorra, as we were heading back to Barcelona, we got lost. With a GPS might I add.. This is not the kind of lost where you don’t know where you are going for a few minutes and then you find your way. We had absolutely no idea where we were or where we were going, not to mention how to get back on track.
Fortunately, we finally figured things out but we didn’t arrive back at the hotel until one o’clock in the morning.. This is the 2nd time a GPS did this to us (that´s a story for another time..).
We visited “La Sagrada Familia” in Barcelona centre. They are still building it! To me it looks exactly the same as when I was there 10 years ago… just opposite it, we enjoyed a Starbucks latte and then visited a quaint little park that incorporated a unique Christmas (we went just before) market called Fira de Nadal.
We also spent plenty of time browsing along the waterfront and really enjoyed eating patatas bravas next to the water. Perhaps the most surprising thing that happened (besides the part where we got lost..ha!) involved this massive ferry boat that arrived right next to where we were eating our meal! Something we weren’t expecting, And definitely one of the highlights of our trip!
Here in the photo above is my beautiful family. First exibit: Hubby. Then my daughter, Teagan who will be finishing highschool in a few months, and my son Luca who will start his first “official” 1st year of school, in September. They are seriously growing up toooooo fast….
Ah before I forget, we also went to Heladería Giovanni and I had this massive (and delicious!) Nutella crepe, Luca had vanilla ice cream (photo above) with coloured chocolate candy balls, hubby had Nutella waffles, and Teagan had a crepe with melted white chocolate….. SO GOOD!
Hope you guys enjoyed reading about our trip to Catalonia (Barcelona is the capital of this beautiful region).
Stay tuned for another exciting trip coming up in March! Clue: the name starts with a letter “P” and the colours of their glag are: green and red… 😉
Happy Weekend Guys!
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