Barcelona, Spain

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Spain was our 2nd and final stop in Europe before coming back to Hong Kong. We had an entire week in Barcelona and had a few days to kick back and do some sightseeing and touristy stuff before the Off Sonar events started. Barcelona was beautiful, personally I thought it was very quintessentially European. Quaint stone pavements and old architecture here and there. My favourite stops were our morning visits to La Boqueria a local market off La Rambla where you can literally buy any type of food, cooked, raw, combination fruit smoothies and juices to spices with little bar/restaurant in the back serving tapas and paella. My other faves were the Gaudí Church, Sagrada Família, absolutely stunning and crazy to think that it’s still being built (unfortunately we didn’t get to go to the park because it was at capacity- book ahead!) Then of course was the Off Sonar events at Poble Espanyol a lovely little afternoon/early evening spot to chill, listen to some tunes (although the disco kept popping up which caught me off guard, maybe its a European thing?) Out of all the music gigs, venues, tunes, vibe- Club Bloc was banging. The club had this grimy, minimal, industrial look with huge concrete pillars- and literally no decor, which was perfect. Can’t wait to go away again! More