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A Rainy Day in Barcelona

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Barcelona…the city of sun. Rain? never happens…that’s what everyone said…

this never happens…

the weather has been crazy lately…

just this week…

just this weekend…

We don’t understand this…

I smile and think about every single person who handed me a cafe solo, who told me, this is very unusual weather. It doesn’t rain in Barcelona… Well, it did. It rained the whole weekend I was there. Didn’t stop me from traipsing around the entire city for hours on end with my thin raincoat, umbrella, and plastic bag tied over my camera bag. It was wonderful and dramatic. I had too many cafe solos. And I came back in a week or so and had my sunny day in Catalunya. 🙂

I was warned by every one and their mother about the pick-pocketing that happens in this city. While in general I tend to err on the side of having healthy skepticism about things people say…I also tend to err on the side of common street smarts. If you have nothing in your pockets, there is nothing to worry about 🙂 I also felt confident that anyone who could get through the knotted up plastic bag (makeshift rain cover) over my crossbody bag deserved a high five and the camera anyways. 🙂