I have been living in Barcelona for 2 weeks now and I am in love with the city and the people. Barcelona has so much to offer tourist and locals, it is a city that has it all, good food (expensive), beaches, a beautiful scenery and a great night life. I am very excited to discover more and more of this beautiful city in the coming weeks.
One thing I have not been able to adapt to is that on Saturday and Sundays Barcelona is a dead city during the day, especially sundays. On sundays no store is open and it makes me mad. Back in the states I used to do all my errands for the week on a Sunday, in Barcelona there is no way that is going to happen because nothing is open. I am going to have to do all the errands on saturday during my stay in Barcelona, it should not be too difficult to do. Also another culture shock is their siesta from 2 to 4 pm. In the U.S people also take siestas but that is no reason to close the pharmacies and other stores.
The life here in Barcelona is much more relax at a very slow pace as well. I think i can really get to enjoy this lifestyle, however, I don’t think I could live here. I like the U.S culture. Since I grew up in Mexico now I have had the opportunity to live in 3 different countries and experience the differences the culture and lifestyle of these great countries. I have come to the conclusion that for me the U.S fits me very well. However, I do think that the U.S has a thing or two to learn about nightlife from Barcelona.
I am definitely very excited to see what else I can discover about Barcelona in the next six weeks.