Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Wow, it's been a while....

Loads have happened since I last blogged-we waved a fond farewell to 2005 and welcomed 2006 with open arms and much expectations....

Here are a few highlights of what was going on since Dec 5th....

BARCELONA ( 17/12-20/12)

Before we board....


On arrival, after quite an experience trying to locate our hostel........Night view of Las Ramblas


Las Ramblas during the day


Good old dependable Starbucks for our daily caffeine boost


In the 'Bus Turistica'


The National Art Museum


In 'Poble Espanyol (Spanish Village)


With Sze-Ann in front of one of the monasteries in the Spanish Village


My favorite view of the village


La Bouqueria fresh market. We went crazy in there and literally imported the whole market back to Dublin :P


At the famous 'Sagrada Familia'


Futbol Club Barcelona


The stadium is huge


The rest of the photos of the places we visited are in Esther and Sze's camera. :( Took to many photos the first 2 days, and my memory card ran out of space.

Some of the local spanish food we sampled.....

We called it the 'Spanish Pizza'


My appetizer...Crepe with tuna and grilled sweet pepper..Really yummy and filling


Mixed paella for 3


Our dessert. Chocolate mousse cake, catalunya caramel and greek yogurt with cramelized nuts


Our tapas selection. Hunting down the tapas bar wasn't that difficult but getting our food was an unforgettable experience both for us and the waiter. Hehe....


We were still hungry after our tapas, so we went in search of more food. Squid-ink paella


Casserole paella


We tried the Sangria as well!


Well, that wraps up most of our Spanish experience.

CHRISTMAS + SZE'S BIRTHDAY BASH

Sze's Christmas Tree


While waiting to surprise Sze



The birthday girl with her cake


Wearing some of her presents...


With family collage


With Sze


With some of the girls..



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