Europe: Day 2 (Part 2)

September 30, 2010

Puerto Olimpico is the area of Barcelona where the 1992 Olympic Games were held.  Post-Games, this area was abandoned, however years later businesses and restaurants began developing, mostly centered around Barcelonesa, which is the “fisherman’s district” made of narrow streets lined with hundreds of anchored boats and the aroma of the sea wafting through the air.  This is where we would be dining for the evening.

We were so hungry, that we ended up choosing the first restaurant we saw, which was La Fonda Del Port Olimpic.  Thankfully, our stomachs choose very well!  The tapas and sangria there were divine, and just solidified for me that Spanish cuisine is the best in the world.

After dinner, we had the intention of going to a club, but we were still battling jetlag.  I am not sure I made the best decision, being the older (and wiser) big sister, however I suggested to my brother that we share a hookah at a nearby Moroccan café.  He had never tried one before and as you can tell from the picture below, he very much enjoyed his first experience.

Around 2AM, we returned to our hotel ready for sleep and excited about exploring Barcelona the next day.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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32 thoughts on “Europe: Day 2 (Part 2)

  1. Mary

    You do deserve the award for being the coolest sister in the world! And the cutest too! Your outfits are great, and best part of all, is that I can tell you are having a fabulous time on your travels!

  2. Laura

    I love Barcelona, though I can’t agree with you that the Spanish cuisine is the best in the world. In my book, that place is reserved for the Italian cuisine.

  3. Sarah

    I love the centre photo here! Also you guys manage to look far cooler with the hookah than I did in Malaysia… it does not come naturally to me!

  4. Sarah Wu

    Beautiful pictures, for a second it feels like soem of the shots I took by Lake George where you see lots of boats and mountain. I don’t know how you stayed up so late till2am after jetleg, I would be dead tired and snooze during my dinner hahah. Great Post.

  5. Christine

    I was just in Barcelona myself 2 weekends ago! I wonder if we crossed paths? I fell in love with this city too, and one weekend was not nearly enough time to see it all–I can’t wait to return. Working on my Barcelona post now, I’ll let you know when it’s up!

  6. Jenny

    WOW. Just wow. Glad you guys are having a blast! You’re such a great sister to your brother. He’s going to remember this trip forever!

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