It was my mom's first time back in Portugal in about 40 years. Much like Paris, it was nice to hear her reminisce all the while getting in touch with our roots. This was our last stop before heading back to our real homes.
We stayed in the heart of Barcelona, right by La Rambla. I'm almost embarrassed to say I didn't know about Gaudi prior to our arrival however it's almost impossible to not educate yourself on him and his work. Every morning we had breakfast at the Mercat de la Boqueria up the block and spent many afternoons hiding in the shade of the city or at the beach. It was just the change of pace from Nice that we needed.
All of our post cards said "Nice is nice" and I can only imagine how many other people make the same joke. An hour flight from Paris, being in the French Riviera was a much needed vacation from our vacation. The few days we were here we spent most of our time on the (pebbled, ow) beach or eating a plethora of the most amazing seafood.