Personally, I have a fish allergy. The dinner they served was a fish-steak over rice. If you have a food allergy, check with the flight attendants before the meals are passed out to make sure you get the option of meals WITHOUT your allergen.
My favorite part about a night flight is the sunrise. When you are flying over the clouds, seeing the pink light flooding the skies is the most majestic thing I have ever seen. Relish it.
After the long, country, ocean, and continent-crossing flight, I took a short flight from Frankfurt to Barcelona. There were no harmful foods served there. Simply a pastry and some coffee.
After landing, and a frantic wait for my bags to arrive on the conveyor belt, I hopped in a black and yellow taxi. We drove for twenty five minutes through crowded, windy streets as motorcyclists dodged between cars at alarming speeds. Finally, we arrived where my sister, Rana, and her husband, O, were waiting.
|Chocolate ice-cream cake|
|Nevermind (punk bar)|
Following dinner, we went to a few bars. The first was a "punk" style bar, complete with Nirvana and AC/DC music blaring and graffiti inspired art all over.
Then we went to another themed bar, named Bullocks, which played various rock music. After that was a Beer-bar, filled with alcohol from various parts of the world, including a Japanese beer and beers from the Rogue Brewery.
|Fresh fish... So fresh, they still have their eyes!|
|A leg of ham is a very common household item in Spain. It is cured, not cooked, but ready to have a slice sawed off for gnawing at any time.|
|A statue of Mary and Jesus|
There are many sky-walks in Barcelona, connecting one building to another. It is always worth-while to look up when walking through the streets of a European city.
For lunch today, we enjoyed more Pinchos in two bars. The first was much like a buffet style, in which each Pincho had a toothpick in it, and at the end, the server counted how many toothpicks you had to determine how much you were to pay.
The second bar was a Wine bar, in which we tried the Barcelona meat known as Fuet. It looks a lot like the sausage-style jerky found at convenience stores in the states, but is much more palatable.
Tonight is New Years Eve. At midnight, while at a bar, we shall each put twelve grapes in our mouths, then swallow them with champagne.