The Summit Prep’s 2019 Study Abroad Trip to España is officially underway! Check back in and follow us on our adventures as we travel from Barcelona to Madrid in 11 days! We’ll do our best to post every day, with the intent being our students traveling will be creating the blog posts. But due to international internet connections and other traveling surprises, we may have to post several days at the same time!
**pictures will be added when we have a better wifi connection… still working on that. Check Facebook for lots of photos.
Day 2: Exploring Barcelona
Written by Will Beall, Summit Sixth Grader and currently waiting on his suitcase to arrive from America… so he’s wearing all his clothes multiple times
This morning after a good night of sleep we went down to breakfast, where we were delighted with fruit, croissants, salami, and much more. At 9:30 a.m we got on a tour bus and enjoyed the scenery as we headed into Barcelona. Once we were off the bus Jorge dropped us off on La Rambla Street. Jorge had to pick up the other groups so he left us to explore Barcelona.
First we went to the market (Mercat de la Boqueria) where we saw a variety of sweets, meats, fruits, and all sorts of things. The fish market was especially cool because you got to see the fish being descaled and prepared for sale. At 12:45 we met back up outside of the market and walked to lunch. We found a different street and walked down it and found a place to have lunch (near Plaza Reial); the place was called Viana.
At lunch I had some chicken while my mom had cod. With full tummies we walked to the Christopher Columbus Statue. At the statue we got tickets to go on a boat that would take us around the harbor. While waiting to board we semi-danced to music.
Once on the boat we saw an absurdly big cruise ship and some cargo boats getting loaded. 30 minutes later we got off the boat and met up with Jorge and the other groups from Chicago and Alabama. After that we walked to the mall where we had dinner at a restaurant called Chipiron de Mocnchos Maremagnum. At dinner we all had chicken and rice for the main course and for dessert we had a chocolate mousse type thing. Soon after dessert we headed to our bus and went back to the hotel
. Once at the hotel a few people (including myself) went down to the beach and walked around for a little while. The sand was kind of grainy so it was easy to get it off of your feet. After that a few of us went shopping and the others of us went down to the hotel restaurant.
Right now I am typing this up and hopefully we sleep well. You will find out tomorrow.