Small Bites

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BARCELONA – We found my favorite tapas spot in the city thanks to Anthony Bourdain. Today, we went back to Quimet & Quimet for lunch and souvenirs.
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I loved these mejillones topped with caviar, over crunchy toast and tomato paste.

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I know I will have cravings for the seafood tapas at this tiny, standing-room only food spot near the Espanya metro stop. We got lucky with today’s lunch crowd. Only a hand full of people at the bar, sipping cerveza and nibbling on gourmet small bites.

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The Good, Bad and Perro

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BARCELONA – Time for the mad dash for souvenirs and packing. We have less than 24 hours in this delightful city in Catalonia. Overnight rain washed away the sticky humidity lingering in the air.

The Good…
I enjoyed our day trip out of Barcelona to Montserrat. It’s home to a Benedictine monastery and the “Black Madonna.”
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The view from up here is stunning. We took a cable car up to the main level, home to the Basilica and museum.
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I listened to an organ player rehearsing inside the Basilica as tourists snapped away at the religious icons.

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