Today Mary begins her Barcelona writing career: interviewing a race promoter about his upcoming fixed gear bike race in Barcelona. His Red Hook Crit brought 10,000 spectators to a late night crash fest in Brooklyn, and Barcelona hosts his next race in about two weeks. Next month, he’s off to Milan. Mary will pitch the story to assorted adrenaline junkie magazines. She will interview the Basque who is the only non-American to win in a series race, and interview the fixie team coming from Arizona.
The glamorous life of a freelance journalist: fumbling for breakfast euro coins.
Next, Las Chicas head to La Rambla for the metro station and train out to Lisa’s school On the way, a bit of Rebaixes (sales) shopping, but no luck. “Hey, we’re near La Boqueria,” exclaims Lisa. And we head to the large market in search of coconut chunks and organic lunch.
After sharing a Plato Completo, Las Chicas amble through the warren of meat and fish stands to find the final refreshment. Imediamente: piña y kiwi. Para mas tarde: coconut.
Photo journey through La Boqueria:
Sufficiently nourished, we head to Lisa’s school via Metro and hilly sidewalks for the continuing clerical saga, working title “Getting box of vitamins through Spanish Customs” or “Your Euros, Our Bureaucracy.”
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