Tapas in Barcelona

Barcelona is by far my favourite city in Spain (although I’ve only visited a couple) and when I saw it on my roster I was very happy! I actually lived in a town called Calella, which is around an hour from Barcelona, in 2010. I did an internship there in a hotel, and on lots of our days off we would hop on the train to Barcelona and hang out there for the day.

After a super easy flight which was less than half full, we arrived in the beautiful city!

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Our hotel is just opposite a large shopping mall, and with all the January sales going on, who could pass up an opportunity to visit the home of Zara!

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After finding a few bargains, we popped back to the hotel to meet up with some of the other crew. The captain and FO joined myself and a couple of the other business class crew.

The captain had a recommendation from a friend of a tapas restaurant to visit. As it wouldn’t be serving food for another couple of hours, we made our way to a small bar not far from the hotel for a couple of drinks.

The restaurant was in the “Born” district, so we found a big taxi and made our way there.

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On the way we passed by an enormous cathedral, which we stopped to marvel at from inside.

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Once we finally managed to find the restaurant (after walking around in circles quite a bit!) we ordered a delicious selection of wine and plenty of tapas to share.

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The restaurant was absolutely full of hundreds of bottles of wine, all lining the walls! If only we could have tried them all 😉

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We enjoyed a long leisurely dinner with plenty more tapas and wine (by this point I wasn’t taking any more pictures…) 😉

Soon enough it was time to head back to the hotel to catch up on some beauty sleep before the flight home the next morning!

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11 Comments

  1. Judith
    December 28, 2016 / 2:34 am

    I live in Calella!! and I go to college in BCN every day by train, is very tiring! I m day dreaming all the time to be a emirates cabin crew member that sometimes I even forget to enjoy the present

    • thedubaidiaries
      January 12, 2017 / 7:00 pm

      Wow that’s a bit of a journey to make every day! As you say you should definitely enjoy the present, but don’t stop dreaming about the future! 🙂

  2. February 4, 2015 / 9:44 pm

    It’s such a beautiful city isn’t it! Hope you’re enjoying flying 🙂

  3. mel
    January 31, 2015 / 6:14 pm

    As a flight attendant, are you often required to do some operational activities while bending down or any others that could give you lower back pain? Thanks!

  4. Feelgoodhit
    January 29, 2015 / 11:52 pm

    Awesome. Very jealous! Youve gained a new reader in me – love your posts. Very, very interesting every single one of them 🙂 happy flying!

  5. Nike
    January 29, 2015 / 6:55 pm

    Those tapas look yum indeed 🙂 The beaches of Calella can’t be beat by those of Barcelona though!

    • February 4, 2015 / 9:43 pm

      They were delicious! Haha Calella beaches were lots of fun; I worked 5 minutes walk away so we used to go and tan every day! 🙂

    • Georgya
      February 20, 2015 / 2:12 pm

      The beaches in Barcelona are shit because they are loaded with garbage. I’d take Callela over Barcelona any day

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