Wel, you’d expect there to be wine around a church, and this being Spain it’s not too big a jump to see sangria too.
In Barcelona the most famous church of all is La Sagrada.
And the best way to make sense of this Teletubby church is with a jug of after jug of Sangria.
Which you can pick up fairly cheaply outside the church which is refreshing.
To the palate and the pocket. They do some pretty good pizzas and hot dogs and the like, and of course paella at a good price too.
Sangrias are one of the easiest cocktails to mix and always scream summer.
Whether in their home of Spain or in your back garden.
Sometimes it can go amiss such as when we were students and a bunch of us were working for SAGA Holidays in Aberdeen University’s Halls of Residence.
My flat mate was down with the lurgie so we decided to put some cough medicine in with the wine, the fruit, the soda water, the fresh orange juice and the lemonade.
I’m mont sure if it really made him better.
And when my old mucker Jevan, of Barbados fame https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/rihanna-in-barbados/https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/my-kiss-with-rihanna turned up all hell was let loose.
He’d only brought some cream pies from the kitchens and a food fight broke out through my flatmate’s room.
And on into the garden which our botanist landlord had expressly told us to stay out of.
Miraculously we managed to survive getting chucked out and with some good carpet cleaner I was able to maintain my friendship with my flatmate.
Who was meticulously tidy.
The good news was that he was back on his feet and propping up the bar next to us by the weekend,
But don’t try this cough medicine in the sangria trick at home, kids.
For more Barcelona frolics http://www.barcelonatourisme.com where I have wandered on my way to the port and some cruise ship fun… https://jimmurtytraveltraveltravel.com/2019/08/23/surfing-the-seas-in-barcelona/