Monday, June 13, 2016

Barcelona Trip Part 1

Today, I left the best city in the world to visit the home of La Liga champion Barcelona.
I had to wake up by 0530 and get ready to ride the metro to our pick up destination with my roommate. It was painful to be in the bus for about 8 hours but it allowed me to sleep and recover from all the morning classes I have been taking for the past two weeks. By the time we got there, it was time for lunch. Due to the fact that Barcelona people spoke another language called Catalan, it was hard for me to practice my spanish and communicate with people. Spanish is the primary language spoken in Spain, but some regions in Spain uses different languages. Catalan is spoken in Catalonia (northeast region of Spain, including Barcelona), Valencia, Andorra, and a few other places. We had nothing planned for the rest of the day so I went outside and walked around to see local parks and stores in Barcelona. One thing I realized was that lot of people spoke English as their secondary language here in Barcelona. Some people knew that we were from the states just by looking at our clothes and gestures, so every time we went to places in Barcelona, people often responded back to us in English.

My friends and I walked to Camp Nou, Barcelona after dinner and had the chance to tour the stadium, which ended up being the highlight of my Barcelona trip.

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