Been itching to experience Europe with friends? Take a step forward and travel to a country seemingly set in a different time. Embrace a rustic and colorful culture for awesome and unique encounters. Take your best pals to the beautiful country of Spain.
Here are 7 experiences to bond over:
1. HEAD TO THE BEACH.
Spain boasts of exquisite and chill beaches. Start the day with a hearty plate of savory paella and fresh langoustines while you chill by the shore with your buds.
2. RELISH IN GREAT ARCHITECTURE.
No slacking off in your hotel room. Get your travel buddies up and take in all the sights to see. Make sure to visit the beautiful high-ceiling church of La Sagrada Familia, the Neo-classical monument of Puerta de Alcala, and the historic cobblestoned street of Avignon. You lot want those Instagram-worthy photos, right?
3. EXPERIENCE AND SAVOUR GREAT SPAINSH WINES
Spain is the third largest wine producer in the world, making it a wine tourism destination. Intriguing cellars with rich history and a wide variety of spirits await. Enjoy the intricate and authentic tastes of cava, chardonnay, pinot noir, tempranillo and more.
4. TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS TO UNIQUE SPANISH CUISINE.
The country is a paradise of scrumptious eats. Tapas in forms of anchovies, crispy croquettes, butifarras are must tries. Delicious cheese such as goat, manchego, and gorgonzola go perfect with jamon iberico and a bottle of artisanal Spanish craft beer. El Botin’s tender cochinillos (roast suckling pig) with roasted potatoes is highly recommended.
5. VISIT MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS.
There are a number of Michelin star restaurants, but Disfrutar is one of the finest and most enjoyable. Literally meaning ‘to enjoy’, the food it offers are exquisite and tasty. The “green and black olive,” coated in cocoa butter as well as the dainty tarte tatin pops in your mouth, while the “transparent” macaroni carbonara in special foam sauce is a delight to the senses.
6. ENJOY THE NIGHT SCENE.
No more chill drinking as you set out to the festive alleys in Las Ramblas, Gothic Quarter, El Born, and Raval. Score cocktails in sassy little spots hidden away in dark corners. It’s time to bring out the sangria, vodka, gin, vermouth and tequila and paint the town red.
7. WATCH A FLAMENCO SHOW.
No dancing is more Spanish than this. Witness a lively show at sunset to complete an awesome experience with friends.
Check out all these exciting activities in Metro Channel’s “The Crawl: Spain” with food crawlers Nico Bolzico, Dani Aliaga, and Chef Willy Trullas Moreno, Saturdays at 8 PM. Replays are available every Sunday (10 AM, 6 PM), Monday (8AM, 10 PM), Wednesday (12 NN), Friday (7 PM), and Saturday (9AM). Metro Channel (SKYcable ch. 52 and ch. 174 on HD) is now the home of chic living from the country’s authority in style, Metro.