Our last day in Barcelona we both felt like we wanted to go at a bit slower pace and get some fresh air, so we made the hour and a half drive out to Ullastret, Spain after our visit to Park Laberint d'Horta. It was so picturesque, charming and perfect- and a great place to play with the camera settings some more ;) I'm particularly proud of the photo of the dying bougainvillaes. Bougainvillas are awesome- I think because they are common both in Greece and Florida they always remind me of home. We had big plans to check out the squid ink and cuttlefish rice at El Fort, but they're unfortunately closed for renovations. Instead we went back to Barcelona and had what we both agreed was the best Paella ever at Cheriff (ok, not sure if black rice is technically considered paella. minor detail) in Barcelona. So here's a photo to give you an idea of how black the rice really gets!
Ullastret was gorgeous and definitely worth a visit. It's maybe an hour and a half Northeast of Barcelona and the drive is very scenic, without much traffic. Just a note on roadtrips in Spain: they're fun because there's not but traffic but between the price of an automatic car, gas and tolls (these were surprisingly steep) they do get pricey. I think the tolls were the biggest shocker for us. Luckily high tolls also mean the roads are very good, and they were never super busy the short time we were there, although Barcelona at Rush Hour can get bad. Just a couple of hints for Mom and Dad when (and if) they decide to visit my sister- she'll be in Spain the whole year! More on that next time ;)