We planned a trip to Spain and Portugal... well actually I came across an exceptional deal from Charleston to Barcelona and convinced my husband that we should go. He agreed. Yippee! We really didn't have a chance to do anything for our 20th anniversary last year, so this was a combination 20th and 21st anniversary trip. Let's celebrate all year!
So preparation began for this trip. I love Europe, did I tell you that? And I love researching, organizing and prepping for travel. I already had my Briggs and Riley luggage (best luggage for international travel) but needed just a few more items (i.e. travel pillow, RFID wallet, water bottle, etc). I also put in my time to find our places to stay, eat, and visit.
I'm not going to bore you with all of those details, but will share just the highlights.
In Barcelona, our hotel was convenient to public transportation, which made it ideal. I think there were two things that I loved about Barcelona, the Museum of Music and La Paradeta Familia restaurant. At the end of the museum tour, we actually got to play several instruments. It was so much fun! And I found out about La Paradeta from an Instagram post. Oh my! Delish! Fresh seafood! I love fresh seafood!
Of course our travels to Portugal were equally if not more impressive. The chicken was amazing! Grilled in a semi spicy sauce. We went to a local restaurant three times! Does that tell you how good the food was?
This year we will go to Sri Lanka. I am excited to share the food findings there with you.