Last weekend we escaped the big city. We went to visit my lovely friend Lorena who lives together with her boyfriend Roberto in Sitges. It was a wonderful break of our routine. It was totally "The Mediterranean Experience", something I didn't really get to know until now. It was hot, slightly humid and full of naked bodies (that weekend the Gay Pride Parade took place there so you get the picture). During these three days we basically sleep, eat, went to the beach and repeat. As my friend Lorena described it in a Instagram post it was: Only pleasure!
Sitges was a little fisher village in the past so it has an old part that is very well conserved and very cozy. You can see many boats in the sea but there is no traditional fishing activity anymore. The beautiful aesthetics together with the long beaches and the fact that it is very near to Barcelona made this place very famous as a holiday paradise. Back in the seventies, when Spain started to exploit the tourism massively, it started to grow and expand. But, oppositely to most of the Spanish Mediterranean coast, Sitges keeps a intimate and quiet vibe. This place made me daydream about colonialism, pirates, mermaids and all kind of romantic clichés about the sea. My eyes where continuously pleased. It is all Prussian blue, lime white, turquoise and the beautifulest tones of ochre. Really beautiful.
Thank you Lorena and Roberto for hosting us. Thank you for the delicious food, the relaxed walks and talks, the good smoky laughs, the beauty and quietness of your home. And thank you very much for all the love.