Photos and text about my trip to Barcelona.
In Valencia, it’s very uncommon to walk into a restaurant or store and be able to hold a conversation in English. The locals usually speak only Spanish and the local language, Valencian. But in Barcelona, it seemed that every time we tried to speak Spanish to locals, they would reply in English! In addition to language, there were many American qualities in Barcelona. For example, I saw numerous Starbucks and “Dunkin’ Coffee’s,” as they were titled, in Barcelona. There were also lot of American products in the stores. In Valencia, there is only one Starbucks and it doesn’t sell the same coffees that are sold in America.
Barcelona is a lively, exciting and beautiful city and I enjoyed the many days I spent there. But, when I got off the bus in Valencia, it felt good to know where I was going, and it felt even more like home.