Barcelona one step at a time (and there were many)

Barcelona one step at a time (and there were many)

  La Rambla at night If there is one phrase that could describe our time in Barcelona it would be, “Just walk, we’ll find it.” Let’s just say it was a good thing I tried out every Dr. Scholl’s insole before leaving on this backpacking trip. This worked out perfectly because Barcelona is a very walkable city, with sites clustered near each other. Our hotel and hostel were both impeccably located right off one of the most popular attractions in the city, La Rambla, a mile long street filled with cafes and apparently Indian guys trying to sell roses to unsuspecting female tourists.  From there we were able to walk down to the port and walk along the waterfront. There was no better way to see this area than with a fresh cup of coconut juice that we purchased every morning from one of the hundreds of stalls that sold anything from spices to pig heads at the Boqueria Market. This quickly turned into our daily routine in Barcelona, getting up early to walk the narrow side streets that just begged to be discovered. This was probably my favorite aspect of Barcelona, especially coming from America knowing that it’s not the best idea to walk down an unfamiliar alley. The exact opposite was true here, if you want to see Burger King and McDonalds, stay on the main road, but if you’re looking for local vendors just turn down any direction. I can honestly say half of my pictures from Barcelona are of artsy looking alleys. When we weren’t making our way through the streets of la Rambla, you...