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Barcelona off the beaten track



Weekend break in July to Barcelona is always a good idea. I was going there – this time to attend Shakira’s concert, part of her world tour El Dorado.

Everything was perfect apart from my journey to Gatwick – southern trains were cancelled for most of the time and thanks god I met other traveler to share an Uber with! In any case, I was happy to land in Barcelona and chill with white wine after long day :)

I have visited the city 4-5 times before, and I love it. I could not get tired of it. I love the architecture, weather, food, beach, vibes… I have been to the main attractions, and I will write an article about it. It’s definitely worth visit!

This time I will focus on my experience around off beaten track places and chill.

 

Caldas de Estrach

It is a lovely beach around half an hour from Barcelona. It is easy to get there by train from Arc de Triomf (Barcelona) to Caldetes (or Caldas). The place is a small town with beautiful houses, golden sand beach and couple of restaurants on the beach. You can grab typical spanish sandwiches with Fuet.

I did enjoy a day of chill and some raketa game on the beach!

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Sunday Market: Los cunanos (in Canovellas)

The market is open on Sundays only and most local people come with their friends or families to grab some street food and chat. Oh yeah, Spanish love to chat and express themselves. I pay attention to their gestures and lively conversations when together. I do not speak Spanish, but sometimes my friend tends to translate so I get the idea.

Anyhow, I tried this:

  • Gazpacho – cold drink, like a smoothie with cucumber, tomato, peppers;

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  • Higado de pollo (chicken liver dish) – it is fried chicken liver, very tasty
  • Ponchos morunos – another meaty dish
  • all I oli (that’s a sauce)

 

The concert: Shakira was better than clubbing on Saturday night

I finally saw Shakira live! I am a fan since I heard (and saw) Whenever Wherever in 2001, and I was excited to see her perform. I like her music, her style different and consistent throughout the years and the moves! Belly dance is an art. The concert was at Palau Sant Jordi.

 

I will be back to Barcelona :)

 

 



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