Just came back from 5 days Barcelona. Of course during the first super hot week of the year. Walking all day through a big city at 32+ degrees - I think I need a holiday now!
Met up with my 70 year old dad and my sister. We had booked a sailboat in Badalona, a little outside of Barcelona, which was a great choice. This way we could explore Barcelona during the day, but could return to the quiet harbor of Badalona in the evenings. Since my dad is a Captain who has been working a lot on boats in the past, we thought it would be only appropriate to book a boat for our holidays. The sailboat was quite old and rustic but I really loved it. In fact I would happily live on it! The only downside were the mosquitoes who were eating us alive at night so my sister and I ended up sleeping on deck, which was fine. Waking up with the sun rising over the harbor was lovely.
Every day we made our journey to the big city which was at times quite exhausting, especially in the heat.
We went to the Sagrada Familia obviously, and Park Güell. My dad went to the ship museum, and my sister and I wandered through the narrow streets near the Rambla. In the late afternoons we made our way back to our boat, and chilled a bit at the beach.
We basically lived off cherries and prawns for the week. And for my pre-birthday lunch we went to my favorite restaurant Teresa Carles' Flax & Kale.
It is nice doing these types of holiday with my family once a year, it is almost like back then when we were kids.