Our 5 year wedding anniversary trip was a complete success! We can't say enough about how much we love exploring new cultures and Spain hit the spot. Dividing our time between Barcelona and several coastal towns along The Costa Brava, we enjoyed sightseeing, AMAZING tapas, delicious sangria, perfect 80 degree-windless weather and the complete relaxation of being on vacay.
Our top 3 favs of the trip:
3.) La Sagrada Familia- When we think "Spanish Architecture", this is it! This GINORMOUS Roman Catholic church in Barcelona was designed by Antoni Gaudi and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The intricate Gothic exterior is beyond words and the clean, gorgeous interior is stunning!
2.) Tapas- No trip is complete in our world without eating multiple times a day. Not even sorry about it. Not even embarrassed. Did we mention we love to eat? We spent hours at La Boqueria Market roaming one of Europe's biggest & freshest outdoor markets. We didn't have a single bad meal. Jamon, olives,patatas bravas, fresh seafood and anchovies in vinegar were some of our favs. We took notes from Anthony Bourdain and can happily report that all of his recommendations were some of our best meals. Thanks, Tony!
1.) The Costa Brava- Obsessed! We rented a car for a few days to drive along the breathtaking Mediterranean coast. Stopping wherever/whenever we wanted taking in different towns; Old medieval towns of Girona & Pals and beach villages L'Escala, L'Estartit, Villasar de Mar and our ultimate favorite...Tossa de Mar. (There are people in this world who live in mansions. With infinity pools. On the cliffs of Costa Brava. That overlook the Mediterranean...seriously?!) We couldn't get enough of the crystal clear, aqua & sea green waters. Snorkeling and swimming was our absolute favorite thing! :)
To many more years of happy marriage! Xoxo,
Val + Jeff