Since the moment I began exploring the world I have always struggled with whether or not, once I found a special place, to either keep returning to it or to keep moving on? I know I am not alone and that this is a common traveler’s dilemma. During my trip to Brasil several months prior to this European trip, I found myself dealing with this exact struggle. I was in the country for the second time in less than five months and I was feeling guilty that I had returned this quickly, but at the same time elated to be back. One day while floating in the gorgeous Brasilian water, I decided to stop worrying and to just follow my heart and never look back. So what if I have been to Buenos Aires eight times, but never Boston? I know I will get to Massachusetts one day and in the meantime I have had eight unforgettable trips to Argentina!
Thus, when I asked my brother where he wanted to go for our last night in Barcelona and he suggested we return to Puerto Olimpico I said of course! There was so much more of Barcelona that we had yet to experience, however we had had such a wonderful time in that area the previous night, why not go somewhere we were guaranteed to enjoy?
We did choose a different restaurant and instead of tapas we opted for paella, although there was sangria drinking again.
After dinner we decided to go to a nearby club. As much as my brother and I love Latin culture and as much as we study Spanish, we will always be gringos and soon as we walked into the club, the female dancer zeroed in on my brother, grabbed him by his hand, and pulled him up onto the stage. Now, my brother is not a shy person by any means, but I was shocked to see him dance on stage in front of hundreds of people without any inhibitions. Must have been the two pitchers of sangria we consumed? Once the shock wore off, I started taking pictures. I had a feeling that he would want his bravery documented.
Then I realized, that while pictures are worth a thousand words, videos are worth a thousand and one.
The next thing I knew, another woman jumps on the stage, which resulted in more photos and videos.
And in order to end the night in a grand fashion, I decided to join in on the fun. I think the brunette was a little sad to see my brother go though.