Monday, June 15, 2009

Shopping, a little rain, and a run

It rained for the first time since I've been here today during lunch, but it hardly lasted long enough to call it rain. We sat down at our (outside) table, which was already under some umbrellas for sun purposes, and then it started to rain a little. It was almost over as soon as it started, just as soon as we had positioned the umbrellas to keep the rain off. Still, it was nice!

As I've mentioned, only the tourists in Barcelona wear flip flops, and my other shoes can only work so hard, so after work today a coworker and I went shoe shopping. We got off the train at Passeig de Gràcia, which is a big street with lots of shops. Some of those shops sell ice cream. I got two flavors: one that's from Spain that I now can't remember the name of, and frambuesas (raspberry). As for the shoes, it took a lot of looking around, but I finally found some that I liked for a reasonable price. Here they are in (sort of) action:

They are from a store called Zara, which seems pretty similar to H&M, but more European. There are a lot of strange-looking shoes here, that's for sure. There are some that look like boots from behind, but have flip-floppy-looking fronts.

When I got home, I was all ready to be lazy, but my roommate was just about to go running, so of course I was inspired and went with her. We ran for 33 minutes! I have to get back into running shape I guess.

And that's about it! On Wednesday I'm going over to my friend's apartment to make paella with her roommates. Only some of them understand what it means to be a vegetarian, so I'll probably try to help cook.

Ok, that's all for tonight! Thanks for all the comments so far!


  1. Ooo I like those new shoes Caroline! And I really wish I was there to have some paella with you. Your time in Spain sounds so amazing so far!

  2. I love Zara! I went there too much in Paris. And, you know, they have it in the states...

    Sounds like you're having fun, I'm jealous :)

  3. I looooove Zara! They have two in DC. It is fabulous.