Settling into the Barri Gotic

This is the street our hotel is off of. I took this just before sundown, when the streetlamps were lit and the setting sun was bathing the Gothic buildings. When I took this, I was standing at the entrance to Carrer de Ferran just off Las Ramblas. We found a little place here on Ferran with free Wi-Fi called Fresh & Ready, where I’m eating a strawberry Danone yogurt from a little glass jar. Andy & I just had our first dinner in town– a beautiful hot plate of grilled veggies soaked in olive oil and another plate of tortilla espanola (potato, egg, and cheese cake).

Today we lucked out since museums are free the first Sunday of every month. We saw the Picasso, geological, and zoological museums. Tonight, we’re thinking of going to a Spanish guitar concert in a Gothic cathedral. It rained quite a bit today, so the museums were a good option.

Cute Little Pig with a Waggly Tail

Cute Little Pig with a Waggly Tail

We saw this cute little pot-bellied pig on South Congress Street in front of Zen Japanese Food Fast. This pig (named Chorizo, which is Spanish for sausage) is owned by the same man who owns the restaurant. In the video, he tells as woman who asks if she can pet him that he just wet him down because he was hot. The woman says she used to own 13 of them and raise them. Then he says, “His name’s Chorizo…” 😉

I uploaded this the night Flickr opened its doors to video. I know this would have been more timely news had I blogged it then, but better late than never. Anyhoo, enjoy the cute piggly-wiggly!