What a great weekend. Flew to Barcelona on Friday with Franziska and my parents. We checked into a nice, modern hotel and enjoyed the town for a few hours before having a cocktail hour (with no cocktails) aka open bar at the hotel with about 75 other distributors for a dutch marine parts company. People from probably 10 different countries, in order of dominance, dutch, americans, english, germans, norwegian, an australia and some various asian countries over in the corner. 🙂 Had a nice, festive dinner in the hotel with everyone and the next morning went into the city with the “wives”, me being the only guy among 11 people. Had a group tour (with 2 tour buses) of park guell, sagrada familia, and then my parents and franziska and i found a cafe that was hard to find, called the forest of the fairies. a chick in guatemala from barcelona told us about it in september. it was amazing, nothing more to say. Then amazing dinner with all 80 people at a fancy restaurant at the beach. 5-6 tapas, free champagne and wine and whatever, then a huge fish platter with about 5 kinds of stuff on it. franziska had a great cut of filet (beef). Dinner was from 9pm to nearly midnight.
We were tired sunday but ended up finding a great museum and a nice asian late lunch on the harbor with a great view. Another big dinner at night with everyone, about 20 minutes outside of town but oozing with charm and had a hunk of lamb that kicked ass.
group taxi to airport, fly to basel, bus to train station, running and missing a train, then the train and then tram and 3 minutes of walking. It feels so good to be home. What a great weekend.
ps I didn’t like the pillows at the hotel.