10.09.2011 - 10.09.2011
Today we went on a day excursion to the Cava Freixenet (pronounced Free-Sha-Nay) and Sitges (pronounced Seetchays). The first place we went to was Cava Freixenet. It was this beautiful house where they make "Cava." Cava is champagne in Spanish. We took a tour through the cells where they keep the barrels of cava and the bottles. We went really far underground, there were probably four stories of stairs leading to the downstairs. We then had a cava tasting at the end of the tour. It really wasn't as interesting as it could have been because our tour was in spanish, I tried to understand what she was saying in the beginning but but the middle I was tired of trying to figure out what she was saying so I stopped listening. The experience was still really cool though!! They had sooo many bottles of cava and then they took us on a tram to get us back up which was fun! We then made our way to Sitges. This is a beach resort type town. It was really pretty, but we only got about two and a half hours there. My friends and I went out to lunch when we got there. We split a pizza, which was amazing, and we also split patatas bravas y patatas all i oli. We then walked down to the beach where we swam in the MEDITERRANEAN SEA! I hAd never swam in that sea before so it was really cool. The water was much, much warmer than the water at the cape. The beach was incredibly crowded (and the vast majority of the people on the beach were men). The trip wouldn't be complete without a scoop of gelato, so it ended the day well. Now I am sitting in my room, watching the FC Barcelona game on TV. Go Barca!