What do you do when you have 2 days in Barcelona..? Most would probably visit the famous buildings, churches, and other tourist sites. For us, after being abroad for a year, we decided to do a bit of shopping!!
We did most of our shopping in one store: Desingual. A store that we first discovered in Cartagena, Columbia, where Dom fell in love with a pair of really cool shorts.. but didn't want to pay the outrageous $300USD price tag! Since Desingual is actually from Barcelona, the prices are still sorta high but significantly more reasonable.. and there's a store every 2 blocks.... crazy... but we like their stuff. Unfortunately for us, we're still travelling light, so we limited ourselves to window shopping plus a couple of items.
We also happened to be in Barcelona during Saint Jordi's Day (Catalonia's version of Valentines day). The story is that Saint Jordi slew a dragon to save a princess, and then plucked a red rose for the princess from a rose bush that sprouted on the exact spot where the dragon's red blood had spilled. Now the tradition is that the boy gives his sweetheart a red rose, and in return, the girl gives her sweetheart... a book.