Let your hair down

It’s been a while since my last post. Classes are keeping me busy, but you know, that’s what life’s like. So I’ll give you the gist of it.

Back to the topic. Since my last post I’ve been to the famous Parc Guell. It is full of Gaudi’s work and… hawkers (yes, those guys again). Definitely worth a visit if you are up for spending an evening among tourists and strange building. Oh, you may also run into a couple (or more) fine policemen, who will definitely make an effort to catch the illegal hawkers by shaking their fingers and them.

Saturday was the day of Barcelona – La Fiesta de la Merce 2011. An amazing holiday full of fireworks, fountain shows, castells, concerts, carnivals, etc. After all, it’s not every day that you see huge dolls and dragons walking on the street, nor heart-shaped fireworks or towers made of hundreds of people. It was an amazing experience.

However, I will not dedicate this post to the Merce, which is something you SHOULD NOT miss if and when you come here. Whatever else you’ve got going on that weekend, it can wait. I’d rather tell you about Barcelona’s famous nightlife – another aspect of your stay abroad which is worth having in mind when wondering what to do next Friday night. Also, have in mind that going to one of the local clubs will require some Salsa dancing of your part, or at least high spirits. Both kinds. Enjoy a strawberry daiquiri or a refreshing  gin tonic, if you are not a beer kind of person. And then you are ready to salsa as a pro. Or at least feel like one. Let your hair down and help yourself to the famous Spanish hospitality. But you don’t need me to tell you how to party.
Yeah, this was brief written between the lectures post. Hope I haven’t left out much needed info.
Next week I’m going to Lleida, so be prepared for a few small town jokes.

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