S: European Vacation
BC: Lo que en los libros no está, la vida te enseñará. | Life is the best teacher.
FC: EUROPE | Summer2010 | Paris Barcelona Madrid
2: 2010 | La Tour Eiffel | La | Downtown Paris
3: Visiting the Garniers
6: We visited this church, watched street performers, and enjoyed French food, including meringue snacks and plenty of cheese.
7: Aurelion hitches a ride with Sarah. Below: A French moped, a common way to travel in Paris.
8: paella, por favor | In Barcelona, we tried seafood paella, explored las Ramblas, and enjoyed the art of Spanish Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.
9: Mike riding a Barcelona subway to la playa (above) and a warning to the public (left).
10: La Playa Barceloneta, La Sagrada Familia | El Hotel en las Ramblas
11: Sarah and Mary chillin' on the double-decker tour bus.
13: Beach Babes
14: Sarah got her first taste of sangria...and loved it. Gaudi's Casa Mila, another famous Gaudi structure, located at 92 Passeig de Gracia.
15: la placa catalunya
16: Mike tomando el sol en una otra playa catalunya
17: sarah | michael | megan | mary
18: Airports, metro stations, and all-you-can-eat buffets, oh my!
19: Despite the scorching Spanish sun, we spent several days walking around Barcelona. With a population of 1.6 million people, Barcelona's cosmopolitan streets and bustling beaches never got old.
20: Another Tapas Dinner Together
21: We ate flan, paella, gaspacho, croquetas, bocadillos, and shellfish -- all traditional Spanish foods. We sipped cervezas and sangria like the locals.
23: For our last night, we enjoyed a sweeping view of Gran Villa -- a 100 year old Spanish street.