Lloret De Mar

On Sunday morning we drove about 40-50 minutes away to Lloret De Mar, a beachtown in Costa Brava. We had booked a hotel for a night there to have a miniholiday from the city. The hotel was just located by the beach (a 4star with halfboard included), and it looked really nice and fresh and new on the photos when we booked it, but when we went there, it was really over my expectations! It was just so cute! Nice decorations, very modern with navyblue and white colours, and the pool and the roofpool was amazing.

We stayed by the pool and in the sunbeds all afternoon and we were very lucky with the weather (as they had promised it would rain) but it was sunny most of the time and just a few clouds now and then. We walked around in Lloret de Mar by the beach and had dinner at the hotel in the evening, supernice buffet with too much to choose from and not to talk about the desserts 🙂 We ended the night with a drink by the pool and had a little walk in the centre and it was so much people out. It’s so nice to feel like a tourist for a day and re-charge your batteries for the week coming 🙂 (And the breakfast buffet was off course amazing!)

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Saturday

A friend of mine is visiting so we had a little sushidinner at home whilst watching the champions league final at home drinking wine and talking. We haven’t met since two years ago I think! So we had a lot to talk about 🙂 We got a sweet present from Sweden, candy!

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Castelldefels

Sunday was such a nice afternoon spent in Castelldefels at the beach. My second day at the beach so far this year and even with sunfactor 30 I got a bit sunburned so I had to “cover” it with make-up 🙂 We had lunch with some friends in a beachbar and just relaxed and talked, had icecream and got tanned, really nice day 🙂

My salad was so good; goatcheese with honeyoil and it was served with blueberries and raspberries, so yummie and fresh. It gave me an idea to start make salads with berries, (not just strawberries) but blueberries really fit good with honey and salad, and not to mention raspberries and goatcheese. The others had paella which looked amazing and my boyfriend had fried squids which was supertasty with lemon..Castelldefels beach is so beautiful and so calm compared to Barcelona, I think maybe due to there is much more “space” as the sand is “wider” and with the mountain in the background it just looks very exotic.

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Playa

Yesterday was a supernice day, not to talk about the weather 🙂 I had a big dose of D-vitamin at the beach which was necessary after the past week we had with the most cold-crazy weather. My friend thought there was a little “too much” people at the beach, well, but it truly was, and it’s gonna be even more crowded in a month when the real season starts. We spent some hours in the sand talking and then we went to have some nice food at the organic wok market just beside the beach. I love their wok with rice noodles, chicken and green curry with coconutmilk, spicy and supertasty.

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In the evening me and my boyfriend went to Feria de Abril, a big event in Forum that they celebrate once a year with a lot of flamenco dancing, lots of food and activities. We just walked around eating some churros listening to the nice flamenco music 🙂

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Cuttlefish

The other evening my boyfriend cooked the most amazing dinner at home, cuttlefish! It felt just like we were back in Tenerife for a second eating cuttlefish at that lovely restaurant in Garachico…We bought it fresh and fried it in the pan with oliveoil for a few minutes and served it with potatoes and garlic/parsley/oil sauce, and had some bread on the side, (perfect to dip in the sauce)! It’s really nice to try new things at home and this was definitely my favourite so far 🙂

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Sunday

Today it’s Sant Jordi here in Catalunya, a big celebration day where girls get roses and guys gets a book. My boyfriend went to buy baguette for breakfast and came back with a beautiful red rose, so sweet! I don’t know the exact story about this day but it’s a saint and a story about a dragon and a princess, and people celebrate it everywhere on the streets.

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I thought these little sant jordi pastries was so cute, they are called “cronut” which is a mix of a donut and a croissant 🙂

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Today we spent some hours at the beach in a beachbar having a soda and a pizza just taking some sun and relaxing with my sister. It was really crowded and the beach were full of people playing volleyball or just taking sun in bikini already. We ended the evening with some shopping as all stores were open due to this day 🙂

Spa

The other day me and my boyfriend went to a spa at a ****hotel to “destress” a little. We have been staying at this hotel before so we knew the spa was good when we bought it, and it was only 19 euro for 2 buying it online! It’s a nice way to relax the body and mind a little in between stressful days 🙂 Just when I entered the spa I already felt so relaxed as the smell of the pools hit my face and the hammam minth smell that I just love made me feel so relaxed!

The spa is really good, they have “stonewalking”, nordic icebath, a session of different showers and pressures of water that you have to walk through, iceroom, hammam sauna and regular sauna, a pool with masagebeds under water and jacuzzis, and then jacuzziz on the side and sunbeds and a dark relaxroom with hot massagebeds. My boyfriend spotted a former FC Barcelona player in the spa so that was also fun 🙂

When we walked home I was sooo relaxed in my body and had to hydrate myself with a frozen yoghurt! And off course when you are feeling so relaxed you don’t really feel like cooking so my boyfriend ordered my favourite: sushi!

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