Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Good Old Friends


A friend has been here visiting over the last few days and it has been great! We’ve known each other since the first time I took the travel bug out for a spin, 16 years old, on one of those summer English courses in England. All alone in this big big world, young and innocent, we met and had the time of our lives in Brighton, England for a month.

Since then we’ve kept in touch, visiting each other when we have been able to. Our hometowns in Norway were quite far apart and we hadn’t seen each other in a long time. It’s so wonderful then, to meet again and see that our friendship doesn’t take damage to not seeing each other all that regularly and everything is just like before. We’ve had such a great couple of days, and it’s been so much fun taking her around Barcelona, showing her some of my favourite spots, and some must-see tourist attrtactions, in between great conversations over a lovely glass or two of vino.



I love all the details, how you can keep discovering new things the longer you stare..


Casa Milá / La Pedrera:


And while we were at it with the mastermind Gaudí, we had to go by Casa Battló too didn't we?


I am such a fan of Gaudí's work. I love things that stand out from the average, things that are unique, and his designs definitely are.

I had to take her to la Boquería too... Such a colourful party! 


...and to the beach and the sitting chairs there...

 

We were also lucky to bump into some talented street musicians. You know my weakness for the Spanish guitar...


...they are often found in the maze of the old town, sitting at some beautiful spot where the acoustics are just fantastic. 


On Sunday we were lucky to bump in to one event after the other. I LOVE this about Barcelona, there is so much going on, and it certainly is not the first time I happen to bump into cool cultural events I had no idea existed, but am so glad I found! 

Like the procession of la virgen de la Merced.  


More on this on Friday!

There was also some neighborhood party in el Born, with a jazz/blues-concert just behind Santa Maria del Mar, (the church from the book Cathedral of the Sea). Stunning location!

 
And I could go on and on. We've had some great days together here and seen a lot of things. 
Barcelona has so much to offer and I love this city dearly!

11 comments:

  1. My best friend and I are like that too. We visit when we can but it's like we've never been apart. And how lovely to be able to explore different places together. That's special. Hope you've been well lovely. Much love, xoxox

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    1. Those friendships are wonderful! I've been well, however busy! Hope the same for you <3

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  2. Det er fantastisk å ha venner man har den gode kjemien med, uansett hvor lenge det er siden man har sett hverandre! Det høres ut som om venninnen din har sett og opplevd utrolig mye spennende på besøk hos deg:-)

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    1. Ja det er fantastisk! Tipper du også har kost deg med besøk i det siste :)

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  3. Jeg takker så masse for nydelige dager i Barcelona. Takk for guiding i byen "din". :) Og takk for at ingenting forandrer seg selv om årene går. Barcelona is a lovely place. And i am so gratful to have had det chance to see it with you. I love this Blogg. :) And im glad i can follow youre new life in spain. Miss you... Lots of love from cold Norway.

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    1. Kjære vennen min! Takk for at du kom! Det var så ubeskrivelig koselig med besøk av DEG :) Åh som jeg kosa meg! Miss you too.... Lots of love my dearest!

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  4. How amazing!!! Two friends catching-up..remembering the old days..with the charm of Barcelona on the background of this beautiful scene. Amazing!

    Enjoy! :)

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    1. I think you just caught the essence of our days here!! Amazing :) Thank you Awadh!

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  5. You know what? There are a lot of Norwegians here in London :)

    A question for you: What's a good airline to take if I want to fly to Norway from London? Something with a good deal? Any suggestions? I'm trying to get to trondheim.

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    1. Norwegians tend to like London :)

      To get to Trondheim is a bit trickier than Oslo for instance, but I would keep an eye on norwegian.no's campaigns, and sas.no might work too (although SAS is normally more expensive than Norwegian.) It's possible to find really cheap London-tickets to Oslo though, and a cheap train, bus or even domestic flight from there.. Please let me know if you want more tips on trains or buses!

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