Barcelona, First Impressions

DAY FOUR :: 09/27

Our first day in Barcelona was something of a surprise. The pampering we received in London by means of a comfortable and private living room left us disoriented when thrown into hostel life with all its accompanying consequences. Showers are communal (divided by gender). Rooms are cramped (but not divided by gender). And the language spoken in various regions of Spain do not resemble anything I’ve ever learned in my younger days even despite my foregone knowledge of syntax and conjunction. My initial reaction was a rebellion of sorts. Give me London, I said, even with its slight implications of racism. It had become something familiar. There was still loveliness in the clouds.

However, hostel life does accord the meeting of random strangers. I am dorming with two German ladies, two American ladies and my sister, and we have met a number of people in the hostels already, French Canadians, Finnish, Germans, Singaporeans, Brits. But being a lackadaisacal socialite, who will know how these interactions will go. It is nearly 1 AM and the group we have acclimated to will be leaving the enclaves of this nestled warmth for the dark exterior of foreign exploration. Salsa clubbing, they cried out. Either way, it is time to sign off and get with the program.

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DAY FIVE :: 09/28 :: EARLY HOURS

We just came back from a club. Somehow my sister had convinced the bouncer to let in two females in our group for free (including the one that didn’t want to pay) and we lounged about for several hours or so. They were playing some decent house tracks and though I made some attempts to dance, few people felt the urge to join in. Almost a waste of good music. Anyways, it is half past three and I haven’t slept in quite some time, here’s to a great night. Ciao.

16 thoughts on “Barcelona, First Impressions

  1. I can’t wait to read EVERYTHING! (No pressure. ;)) You should add some drunken commentary from Jen, too. ^_^

    The States are nervously awaiting your return…I was going to make a smart-ass remark here, but decided against it…don’t want Europe to keep you without a fight, so I can’t afford to tease you. πŸ˜› (Just yet, anyway…)

    Btw, I’ve got some chicken wings for you…come back home. πŸ˜‰

  2. I can’t wait to read EVERYTHING! (No pressure. ;)) You should add some drunken commentary from Jen, too. ^_^

    The States are nervously awaiting your return…I was going to make a smart-ass remark here, but decided against it…don’t want Europe to keep you without a fight, so I can’t afford to tease you. πŸ˜› (Just yet, anyway…)

    Btw, I’ve got some chicken wings for you…come back home. πŸ˜‰

  3. I don’t know why I just remembered this…but where is my “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang?”

    That didn’t sound right, did it? Haha…

    Oh well, just ignore me and have another drink. πŸ˜‰

  4. I don’t know why I just remembered this…but where is my “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang?”

    That didn’t sound right, did it? Haha…

    Oh well, just ignore me and have another drink. πŸ˜‰

  5. Well… I explained it in the postcard but who knows when that’ll reach you considering I haven’t sent it out yet (will do at the next stop). The DVD sorta got left at work by accident. Srryyy.

  6. Well… I explained it in the postcard but who knows when that’ll reach you considering I haven’t sent it out yet (will do at the next stop). The DVD sorta got left at work by accident. Srryyy.

  7. Haha…
    My dear Mr. Fan, I knew you wouldn’t let me down…please make it two postcards, okay? I’d like to give one to my tortoise–since she is not a fan of cold weather, and shall never make her way to Europe. (Just kidding…I just want you to waste that much postage on me, since we’re cool like that. :))

    Btw, I stumbled upon your lovely Natalie in “V for Vendetta”–you were right (as usual) it was TERRIBLE!!! I couldn’t stop groaning as I sat in my friend’s living room trying to understand why it was still on… ^_^

    Anyway, the chicken wings got cold, so I assumed you weren’t returning just yet. Don’t worry, I ate all 3 of ’em. πŸ˜›

  8. Haha…
    My dear Mr. Fan, I knew you wouldn’t let me down…please make it two postcards, okay? I’d like to give one to my tortoise–since she is not a fan of cold weather, and shall never make her way to Europe. (Just kidding…I just want you to waste that much postage on me, since we’re cool like that. :))

    Btw, I stumbled upon your lovely Natalie in “V for Vendetta”–you were right (as usual) it was TERRIBLE!!! I couldn’t stop groaning as I sat in my friend’s living room trying to understand why it was still on… ^_^

    Anyway, the chicken wings got cold, so I assumed you weren’t returning just yet. Don’t worry, I ate all 3 of ’em. πŸ˜›

  9. It´s not cold here!!! At least not in Barcelona. Weather was still wonderful in London, got the whole cloud action going on. Did you try the cartilage this time?

  10. It´s not cold here!!! At least not in Barcelona. Weather was still wonderful in London, got the whole cloud action going on. Did you try the cartilage this time?

  11. It was cloudy in CA today, too, but not like you care. ;p

    No, I didn’t try the cartilage, but I have a plan! Next time around, I’ll chug down a few of your arrowhead bottles of vodka and then crunch on some cartilage, okay? πŸ˜‰

    Btw, how’s the Asian food in Europe? I’m very curious. Haha. ^_^

  12. It was cloudy in CA today, too, but not like you care. ;p

    No, I didn’t try the cartilage, but I have a plan! Next time around, I’ll chug down a few of your arrowhead bottles of vodka and then crunch on some cartilage, okay? πŸ˜‰

    Btw, how’s the Asian food in Europe? I’m very curious. Haha. ^_^

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