by Robert Roberto
Buen dia, ciao, hello everyone! With less than two weeks until my departure from the Eastern hemisphere I have really begun to reflect on my experience so far. Living in a foreign country for two months has definitely been quite the adventure. The fantasy life that I have lived this summer while in Barcelona will be something I will always remember and share with the awesome people in my program. It really feels as if I just arrived last weekend, and in the blink of an eye six weeks have already gone by (when they say, ¨Time flies by when you´re having fun¨ it’s sadly true!).
Since arriving in Spain, I had the realization that the vast majority of food I would be consuming will be different than what I am used to, back home. The plethora of jamon and tapas really does not allow for much variety in meals. Although, all of the restaurants I have been to have had excellent food it is hard to live off of the same food day after day. It wouldn’t be as bad if Barcelona had cheaper options for sushi and a selection of red meats! If you will be traveling to Barcelona and need some suggestions of places to eat make sure to check out: Ciudad Condal and/or La Cerveseria Catalana (AMZAING tapas), 7 Puertos (Paella), Da Greco (Italian food), Bo De B (Sandwiches and platters), Wok to Walk (Fast Chinese Food, EVERYONES favorite), anywhere at La Boqueria (an open market), MILK (American breakfast), and so many more! I personally cannot wait to get home and have the largest steak & sushi dinner ever. 🙂
P.S. If you ever are in Rome you MUST go to Ristorante Alfredo alla Scrofa for the BEST Alfredo of your life!
Stay tuned in two weeks I’ll make sure to go over my entire 8 weeks abroad!