1st Spanish Meal: Desayunos
We wanted to spend most of our day visiting the area around Montjuic. Montjuic is the site of the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics.
It is also the day we are going to eat-eat-eat-eat-eat-and-eat. That is going to be a lot of eating. Contrary to our readers’ impression, we are not big eaters. Really. Honest.
We took a leisurely stroll to around the neighborhood where our hotel was. Our hotel was not in a touristy area and so the restaurants here are very much patronized by the locals.
The one we went to was just around the block. It was like almost all local restaurants, people are smoking inside. We only decided to eat here because there were no one smoking outside at the patio.
The folks here does not speak English at all. But over the last few days, we learned a bit of Spanish … he he he.
Clearing my throat, I confidently say “Hola!”. The owner replied “Hola!” and proceed to speak Spanish. Ahh … but I know what he was saying to me. He said we could either take the tables inside or outside. I know because he was pointing to the tables inside and the outside. I smiled and said “Gracias!”.
So far so good. (more…)