Saturday, June 9, 2007


Levi and I had a relaxing day on the beach yesterday. The beaches in Barcelona were definitely crowded, but the temperature was comfortable, the breeze was constant, and the Mediterranean was refreshing. We spent the entire afternoon basking in the sun. Fortunately, I wore sunscreen and only got a little bit of sun; but unfortunately, Levi only applied the sunscreen to his shoulders and he is now a lobster. Because of this Levi was in bed by 10 covered in aloe vera and I went out solo to the bars of Center Rambla. I ended up having a fun evening with three girls from Montreal, a guy from Manchester, and another guy from Calgary.

Tonight we're going to the Camp Nou to see the FC Barcelona play RCD Espanyol in a pretty big league match. The receptionist at the hostel said that this game is going to be like the superbowl of futbol in Spain. There is a lot of tension between the cities of Barcelona and Madrid, which is going to heighten the competition for tonights game. It's going to be awesome. Taken from the Barca website:

"It has been 25 years since Espanyol managed to win at Camp Nou. Two draws and 20 defeats is the record the visiting team brings with it – a record Frank Rijkaard’s men hope to add to. If the blaugrana achieve victory, it will mean they are unbeaten at home all season. Up until now, they have won 14 and drawn 4."