barcelona; eating, drinking, and sight seeing

trying out my very first glass of sangria.
certainly not my last.

we enjoyed every last drop.

squid, octopus, cuttle fish, and calamari
at the mercat de mercat we tried tons of different cavas (sparkling wine) and tapas for under 6 euros a person
i might have had one of these … (:  
jb on las ramblas
my favorite
la sagrada familia.  can’t wait till it is done!

Barcelona is quirky, beautiful, and massive.
you could never get bored here since there is always a building or a new restaurant to fall in love with.

Definitely a top 10 european destination in our humble opinion.

Hope you guys have a happy wednesday.
We’re going on the boat and doing a little fishing here … and later I’m getting my hair done.
chopping it off.  can’t wait!

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  • Reply Bridget

    barcelona is SO on our list. and your first sangria?! girlfriend you waited too long. but now you know, and that is good.

    November 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Jenni

    Amazing pictures, like usual!! But that one of the building with the aqua shutters is TO DIE FOR!!!

    I like coming to your blog and living vicariously through you! 🙂

    November 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Kristina

    mmmh, that looks so delicious! I love tapas and sangria even more 🙂
    Looking forward to see your shorter hair – enjoy!!
    Viele Gruesse, Kristina

    November 10, 2010 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Beth

    I. Want. To. Be. There. Now!!! Oh my, it looks amazing.

    BTW- I have a great sangria recipe on my blog, so if you ever want to make it yourself, give it a go! I promise you won't be disappointed 🙂

    November 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Jesus died on a stake, not a cross.

    November 10, 2010 at 3:08 pm
  • Reply Liz

    you're chopping your hair off?! oh my goodness! you better post photos soon!! Barcelona is on my list of places to go, hopefully in the next year!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm
  • Reply Jamie Marie Jenkins

    make sure to post pictures of your hair!! but barcelona looks gorgeous and now adding it to my places to visit!
    xoxo, jamie

    November 10, 2010 at 3:33 pm
  • Reply Sist and Sist

    YUUUM!!! Miss you my buttery biscuit!

    November 10, 2010 at 3:48 pm
  • Reply Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc...

    Wow! It all looks gorgeous and delicious 🙂 Enjoy to the fullest!
    p.s. will you post a pic of your new hairstyle??

    November 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm
  • Reply Grace H

    how wild is las ramblas!? all those birds for sale?
    why would someone buy a bird off of a sidewalk?

    November 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm
  • Reply Tunes & Spoons

    Wow, you have such a lovely life! The architecture is inspiring! Beautiful blog too!

    November 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm
  • Reply Emily

    can i just say that your day of fishing and hair-doing….to say nothing of your beyond lovely images de Barcelona…make my day spent on the air force base seem quite menial?

    you haven't lived until you've listened to the pounding of soldier's boots in basic training. and the lovely crooning of a drill sergeant's bark.

    thanks for being you, SGMT. and giving us all a little loveliness to aspire to.

    November 10, 2010 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Natalie

    So, so pretty!

    November 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm
  • Reply brookeiam

    mmmm i remember having my first sangria on new years eve in nerja, spain. you must go there! it's beautiful 🙂

    i love your blog as well 🙂

    <3, brooke

    November 10, 2010 at 6:45 pm
  • Reply Catita

    oh my god! definitely the city to eat and drink! and those pictures make me hungry!
    PS: come check out my blog giveaway!

    November 10, 2010 at 8:18 pm
  • Reply Lynzy

    Sangria is my absolute favorite drink to relax with, so delicious!
    Barcelona looks beautiful and I am so glad you love it!

    xo Lynzy

    November 10, 2010 at 8:42 pm
  • Reply Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle

    I love mojitos and that one looks perfect! Loved all the pictures…that one of sipping on some sangria is beautiful!

    Liesl 🙂

    November 10, 2010 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Kristin

    Hi!!! Love your photos! How hard it is to sit on this chair when your pics make me want to go to Barcelona right now! Love the first photo! I'm taking a little break, but in December I'll be back! I'll miss you!


    November 10, 2010 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Emily

    oooh loved barcelona and these pictures bring me back!!! glad to see your enjoyed the sangria — such a delicous drink 🙂 Can't wait to see the new 'do! xoxo

    November 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Young at Heart

    having failed to read the heading of your blog I'm thinking I know that bar that's not in Switzerland….. am very fortunate have a friend who lives in Barcelona so know it quite well and it truely is a perfect-pocket-sized city!!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Ann Nichols

    I've never been to Barcelona but this posting is having me add it to my list! So glad you are having such a great time!
    PS How do you like your new haircut? What a great thing to leave behind in Barcelona and to take with you at the same time!

    November 11, 2010 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Kristen

    Gorgeous pictures, Sarah! Barcelona looks amazing. I need to get to Europe asap. Can't wait to see your new 'do 🙂

    November 11, 2010 at 8:08 pm
  • Reply Amanda

    Hi there! I've been reading your blog for awhile, and living vicariously through all of your European living and traveling. Certainly something we would love to do. Do you have recommendations of places to stay in Spain? I can't quite figure out from these Spain posts if you were staying on a cruise ship the whole time? There is a possibility that we'll be heading to Spain in March for a week. Itinerary is still up in the air but I'm gathering recommendations on accommodations, if you have any!


    December 12, 2011 at 6:01 am
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