10. Don’t drive in. We got a rental car in
9. Don’t use public transportation. Especially if you’re from
8. Don’t look for souvenir t-shirts. You’d probably want to find something with words in Spanish on it, since you are visiting
7. Buy a
6. Stop by an ice cream shop. But be sure to grab lots of napkins, because there are no tables to sit at in the shop. And those inviting tables just out on the sidewalk are not for you; they are for customers of the outside café there. And you’ll end up sitting on the sidewalk next to a tree, but you’ll need those napkins when you realize that you’re basically sitting in a city ashtray and your daughter has cigarette ash all over her hand. You’ll probably want to prevent that from getting on her ice cream cone.
5. Don’t expect your knowledge of Spanish to assist you in
3. Consider visiting the Aquarium. But figure out how to say aquarium in Spanish if that’s what language you’ll be using. Because, even though the official name of the place is “L'Aquàrium de Barcelona” , the train ticket lady will be thoroughly confused if you throw in that phrase (which I guess is in Catalan) in the middle of your Spanish sentence.
2. Don’t expect to find a couchsurfing host there. I highly recommend couchsurfing in other areas, but apparently,
1. Go to Lleida instead. Yeah, if you’ve got young kids with you, it’s actually a really dumb idea to attempt