I won’t make a list of the reasons why Barcelona has, in several ways, changed my life. Because it would be too long (I can invent a billion of them in 10 min, you know). And because frankly you don’t give a damn. But I’ll just sum up 4 reasons why this city has changed some of my habits and can change yours (and you know, life is made up by millions of small domino-like habits: when you change one of them, all the rest must adapt and change in some way).
1 – If TAPAS are not THE answer, they are at least one answer.
To what? To the sudden travel mode appetite of ‘I don’t know what, I’d have it ALL’. Tapas are a range of small portions of a lot of foods. Perfect for curios more than hungry people. Now they are my daily eating habit. .
Some of the places where you can find this life-answer:
Bodega Manolo cozy, dusty and familiar, Cal Pep and Bar Celta Pulperia, for fresh fish lovers, and Cerveseria Catalana, loved by locals, in Mallorca 236, Barcellona.
2 – You’re not the only one who works, so keep calm and do your duty.
When I’ve been to Barca for the 2 first times, I used to live in Milan. Now, what is typical of the Italian richest city is the local attitude to run, run, run fast… doesn’t matter if you’re late for work, just shopping, contemplating the universe or women’s toes out of the sandals in the underground.
Instead, what I’ve noticed in the richest city of Spain is that people can work hard (very hard) without showing their nevrosis off to be socially accepted. They can take a rest every now and then and even enjoy the night and social life. So, keep calm and do your duty.
3 – My boots are made for walking
Barcellona is too beautiful to be walked with plain shoes.
So, walking around with a 5 cm very nice pair of boots, I realized there’s no uncomfortable shoes when you really feel like walking.
Even if you don’t get to my same glorious conclusion, you can spend some time in the Shoes Museum in Plaça de Sant Felip Neri 5 (3 euros to entry).
4 – Finally…
One of the most beautiful cities in the world is made up by a rare and appreciated kind of art and architecture based on colours and irregularity of shapes, folly and unbalaces.