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Barcelona
Sonar FestivalThis was my second time to Spain.  The first was to Barcelona back in 2014 for spring.  Barcelona is good no matter what time of year, but to come in summer, for a festival, and meeting up with friends was definitely making the most of it.  Sonar festival was born here back in the 90?s and since has gained a solid following of electronic and experimental music scene.  The German crew I met up with was here for many of the side parties and general vibe of Barcelona in summer. 
The German Crew
Sonar Festival?s ?Diynamic Outdoor? @ Instagram
EDM is especially HUGE in Europe, which has summer festivals all over the continent and unites tens of millions of people from all nationalities, ethnicities, and creeds like no other force. Music and dance are the medicines of healers. Deejays are like shamans... they got that beat for your funk and that drop for a cure....

Barcelona's Beaches, Food, and Wine 
Barceloneta Beaches

Serious convo over Merlot at Born's Food and Wine Festival
The best seafood tapas spot in BCNIt?s always nice to kick it with a crew for some days when traveling solo, but after several days with a crew of nine, the individual needs of everyone can begin to get exhausting.  The good thing is I had been to Barcelona before and seen much of the city as a tourist.  This time was just to enjoy a few festival events, hit the beach, and eat some Mediterranean seafood (shout out to one of the best seafood tapas in Barca ? Bar Celta Pulperia).  However, I?m glad I made time to go inside the Sagarada Familia, which I had only seen from the outside on my first trip.aftermath
Sagrada Familia @ Instagram

Sagrada Familia still under construction since 1885. Gaudi's vision was to build a bible in stone and watch it climb upwards to eternity. He envisioned a church encrusted with vegetables, fruit, animals, trees, leaves, people, and even insects on the facade. Bible verses permeate in every nook and cranny. A master deejay of manipulating light. Just look at those beams of rainbows ? flooding in like tsunami waves. "Let light shine out darkness. I have come to the world as light... as truth!
A true visionary who saw possibility in the impossible. 

This is a monument to GOD, built by the people who see themselves reflected in it. The first time I came to Barcelona I just visited the outside because I though once you been in one church you been in them all. This time I decided to pay a visit inside this House of God and I'm glad I did. One of kind. Like a church you'd find in Avatar. 

After five days in Barca, the Germans returned, and I decided to take the high speed train for Madrid.  Couldn?t believe how expensive it was to purchase a roundtrip ticket the day before.  $275!!!  Last minute purchases will get you every time.
Madrid
My first trip to Madrid seemed much more manageable and less touristy than Barcelona.  Don?t get me wron...


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