So here is the first of a couple of posts about the wonderful Barcelona trip I’ve just come back from. My old housemate Rosie moved across in September to complete her TEFL course and then continue to teach English.

This meant Becca, Annie and I (who all lived together at uni with Rosie) had a great excuse to pop on a plane for a long weekend and pretend we were locals with our pigeon Spanish.

Annie and I managed to take the day off so we could get an afternoon flight and meet Rosie straight after she finished work. The transport is great and would highly recommend the Aerobus from the airport to Plaza Catalunya for anyone who is staying locally – around 11euros for a return ticket.

We were given rather vague directions to find our meeting point and got there early so sat down with our first wine of the trip. The weather was just warm enough allowing us to do my favourite thing in Europe, sit outside and watch the world go by!

Rosie met us and then whisked us away to Konig restaurant which she said had the best croquettes in the area.

Konig, Barcelona

With it being quite a touristy area it is great to have someone who can lead you off the beaten track. We started with Estrellas while waiting for our table (rather busy with locals which is a good sign) then were escorted downstairs to a quaint little alcove.

Estrella

Their croquettes were amazing and so too was the Patatas Bravas, another favourite of mine. They also specialise in hamburger style rolls and have a variety on offer but the bravas and croquettes were the main delight!

We then met Becca by the bus stop and made our way onto the metro to head to Gracia where Rosie lives. We dumped our bags in Rosie’s flat and made our way to a local bar for a daiquiri before bed. This was a lovely cosy bar which unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures but they had gorgeous daiquiris, the kiwi one being my favourite.

Nicely watered we then walked back to the flat, ready for a good night’s sleep before a full day…

Rosie's Flat
Rosie’s street in Gracia
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