Getting to know the REAL Spain.
21.12.2009 6 °C
So we've been living in the lovely Barcelona for about three weeks. As Christmas is fast approaching we've been exploring and shopping. And exploring and a little more shopping. And present wrapping, some more nicely done then others. Although the weather still isn't as horrible as lets say...Saskatoon, it's certainly taken a turn for the worse. It's a lot to deal with you know, it rains. And we can almost see our breath when you aren't in the sun. It's just terrible Though it does make it feel a lot like Christmas!
With our washing machine fixed and about ten thousand glasses broken (They seem to spontaneously combust!) it's been easy to fall into a routine. With Willy about to leave us and his brother Yasser and his friend Niels we've been checking out what Barcelona nightlife has to offer. Bars with free popcorn and parties in old parking lots. It feels like a place we can call home. Although it's become a bit to chilly to repeat our swimming adventure we still make it down to the beach to watch the waves and jam in the sand. The beach is still full of giant soccer games and naked guys. Appearantly nudism is legal here in Barcelona, none of us have yet to indulge, but I am sure it's coming soon.
So as you know we arrived in Spain on the 1st of December and even though our first view of it was twenty degrees of pure sunshine through the Spanish country side, Christmas was still on our minds. So on our first night hear after our lovely celebratory dinner we began to explore the more narrow dirty streets. We discovered quickly that on these streets, there appearantly isn't room for dumpsters. This means that trash is diposited in nice little piles all over. In one of these piles we found a Christmas miracle. It was a Christmas Tree. Just a humble two piece tree in search of home. So despite the fact that we did not yet have a home, we scooped up the tree and carried it the eight blocks back to our hostel. We recieved a few confused looks but we made it home safe. Who wants to mess with some kids with a Christmas tree.
However, now that we do have a home or tree sits cozily in our living room/guest room/ Jordyn and Kirsten's room. With a sock for an angel and a few home made decorations for pizzazz the tree looks as though it's come a long way from it's night spent in a garbage pile! To find out what's under the tree though you will have to wait until after Christmas!