Wednesday, June 30, 2010
It's hard to believe that we've been in Barcelona for almost three weeks already! We spent the first week settling into the new place, a comfortable apartment across the street from the beach in Diagonal Mar.
We are so lucky to have so many great friends visiting Barcelona during our trip. Together we saw some stunning Gaudi masterpieces, ate traditional paellas and tapas, enjoyed home cooked meals, made some damn tasty crepes, watched World Cup games and that really long Wimbledon match, bought gummy candies and fruit at the boqueria, had awesome American brunch, and laughed, a lot.
A lot of people ask us if we could see ourselves living in any of the cities we've been to so far. What we've realized being on the road for the last few months is that we could live almost anywhere as long as our families and friends are around us. Being in a country where we could barely speak the language, our friends actually made us feel at home in Barcelona.
And to top things off, the annual Hong family reunion is starting this Sunday and will be taking place in Barcelona and Madrid!!! 8 Adults + 7 grandkids = fun/crazy times ahead :)
p.s. A big thanks to Kristin, Mike, Kimberle, Brian, Philip and Ilona for making their way here to see us. We are also very grateful to James' high school friend Kelly and her family for the restaurant tips, delicious home cooked paella (best we've ever had), and most of all, the babysitter recommendation!