I’m baaaaaaack. Miss me, ladies?
Been on holiday to Barcelona for the last while. Awesome city and holy shit the women there are incredible. I was there with my very beautiful Spanish girlfriend and thank fuck I was because if I’d have been there with a dumpy Scottish chick I would have caught a plane home in shame.
The mrs doesn’t really drink, so it was by far and away the healthiest holiday I’ve ever had. The food there is amazing too so no booze + good food + an absolute ton of walking has meant my body composition actually improved! I meant to cut down to beach readiness but couldn’t be arsed, so I went there 4-pack lean, but have come back 6-pack lean! My girlfriend was actually the one who noticed it, and said in her very blunt, non-native English speaker way: “Look at your body. You are not so fat; you have one more pack” (as in 6-pack).
“You have one more pack” made me laugh.
Definitely recommend a visit to Barcelona to anyone who’s considering it. Disregarding for a second that the weather is tremendous, the women are god damn perfect and the city itself is beautiful, the lifestyle of the people there is just brilliant.
It’s almost hard to describe what’s so cool about it, but it’s the way social life is built around food and alcohol, whereas here in the UK it’s just booze.
Like, we were in a part of town called La Rambla which is this really bustling, markety kinda place with a million bars and shit like that. There’s a criminal element too with a lot of fake gear getting punted and guys trying to sell you drugs, but I didn’t see any dickish behaviour. Somewhere like that in the UK’d have drunk people getting in fights or drinking so much they’d be throwing up everywhere, but here everyone’s just chilled as fuck sitting drinking Sangria and munching tapas. I saw a thousand bars and not a single one had door staff. I didn’t go to any clubs so I couldn’t comment on whether they have bouncers but here in the UK a pub without door staff in an area like that’d be like fucking Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome.
And my favourite thing was how late the restaurants stay open. You can go out for dinner at 11pm and still sit in a restaurant (we actually sat outside 100% of the time because at night the temperature is absolutely perfect) for a couple of hours ordering plate after plate of food.
It’s a lifestyle I could totally get on board with. Definitely preferential to the UK system of choke down a quick dinner at 6pm, then drink 8 beers before hitting the pub at 8pm and slamming down as much booze as possible until closing time. Way more chilled; way more dignified. Don’t get me wrong - I like a blowout every now and then but the Spanish way suits me way better.
So that’s my news from the last few days. How’s everyone else doing? Did I miss anything interesting on here?