Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Give me a Damm Beer!!
I can´t tell you how many times after going into a crowded NYC bar, being 4 deep in line at the bar to order and being passed over by other loud pushy people, i´ve wanted to just say GIVE ME A DAMN BEER. Well here in Barcelona you can order one and not come across as rude, as the name of the most popular beer here is DAMM. Its a good beer, still this is a city and country of wine, yet the beer is acceptible. I had 2 of these, and they came in frozen frosty mugs(an extra .60 euro charge, unknown to me but worth it).
Of all the cities I´ve been to so far, this is the city with the most tourists, it almost feels overrun by tourists, you hear english everywhere you go. Going from the extremes of Lithuania, where people were staring at the american black tourist and very intrigued as to why I would come from USA the so called promise land to visit, to everyone seems to decent on Barcelona. College kids just graduated waiting for either a job or graduate school, Aussies on world travels, London working folks here for a weekend, even whole families. The weather has not been as great as I expected, yesterday was overcast the whole day, while warms temps about 26 or 26, still not sunny and beach worthy. Today was suppose to be bright sun, but I was awoken this morning to a pouring rain, the rain has stopped and hopefully the sun can burn thru these clouds, as there are some sights I still want to see, and the beach here was voted the best Big City beach in the world a few years ago, I dont think it can compete with South Beach Miami, but I will give it a go if the weather holds.
This is also a city of museums, and while I picked out a few I wanted to visit, so did all the other tourists and instead of being cramped in there, i opted just to walk around the city and see it on foot. With only a couple of days here its not possible to even begin to hit all the museums much less the popular ones like the Picasso etc, so i will have to come back on a less crazied pace in the future. This evening I fly back to germany, arrive near midnight and then take a 7am train to Nuremberg for the last USA world cup game vs Ghana, then onto Prague for the weekend, which I am sure will be totally overrun by tourists, but its all good as the Pivo(Beer) is suppose to be world class and will keep me happy.