Here is Susan's report on Barcelona:
We're a week into our trip and so far it's been a great experience.
We started off in Barcelona, Spain. Our Hotel is right beside La Rambla, which is a huge tourist area. There are lots of street performers, performers in costume in which you pay to take their picture (some of them were pretty cool), stands selling snacks, souvenirs, and restaurants. There is a marvelous market there selling fresh fruits, meats, cheese, bread, and wine. We took advantage of it, and we created an awesome meal. (Graydyn's note: The meat mentioned above was Jamon Iberico, cut from the leg right before our eyes!)
We took a cable car from the harbourfront to Montjuic, which gave us a bird's eye view of Barcelona. We didn't realize that Montjuic was so huge! Unfortunately, we didn't have a chance to take in all of Montjuic but if we did, we'd do it by vehicle rather than on foot.
We also toured around the Gothic Area and saw some cathedrals. We did make a trip to see Sagrada Familia but only from the outside. The lineup to purchase admission and went almost halfway around it and we didn't want to spend so much time in line (we estimate it would be a 2-3 hour wait in line). Even though it's still going under construction, it's still an incredible sight to take in. Hopefully, we'll have a chance to get to go back once it's done.
We also saw some of Gaudi's buildings such as the Casa Batllo. We explored the interior and it was facinating to see so much detail in everything that was inside that building. One of the neat features is the 'water' room on the roof. It's a room that has a silver ball with a light beneath it and the reflection of the water flowing over the ball is reflected on the ceiling.
Now, I know you're wondering how the food was. It was okay but we both felt that because we were stuck in the tourist areas because of language barriers, we couldn't experience the best Barcelona has to offer but Gray booked a table at Moo, which was awesome. All the dishes were so memorable. We were happy that we finally had one good meal in Barcelona.
(Graydyn's note) Where Susan says that Moo was awesome and memorable, she really means it. It was the funkiest molecular gastro influenced meal we've had, and even made our top 10 list of best meals ever.