Mini-Moon {Day Five}

Our last day was the hottest day of our whole trip, even those who live in Barcelona were struggling, so us pale Irish types didn’t stand a chance!

Minimoon Day 5

We were up very early to make the most of the day and as we had late check out (yay!) we started our morning off with a swim and a relax on the roof

Minimoon Day 5

After a final look to the distant Sagrada Familia, we went downstairs, packed up our suite, left our bags with the concierge and returned to our favourite brunch time spot as our flight wasn’t until late evening

Minimoon Day 5

We ordered a stacked plate of eggs benedict

Minimoon Day 5

With deliciously runny eggs

Minimoon Day 5

Patats bravas

Minimoon Day 5

and Chicken wings with celery and a blue cheese dressing

We were delighted with life, good food, yummy drinks and comfy seats in the shade

Minimoon Day 5

After brunch, we went for a walk, we headed towards Arco de Triunfo de Barcelona

Minimoon Day 5

and continued all the way down to the beach (that is a LONG walk on any day of the week, but a day where the sun is not only splitting the stones, but turning them to ash too? Yeah, we were in trouble!)

Minimoon Day 5

We ended up diving into a place that reminded us of home

Minimoon Day 5

And finally, after guzzling down a large pint of ice cold water, my brain started to operate correctly again and less like one of The Muppets with arms flailing and running around in circles screaming

*GET WATER IMMEDIATELY YOU CAN’T CONCENTRATE UNTIL YOU GET WATER!! PANNNIC!!!

Once we were of sound mind again, we decided to walk, in pretty much a massive circle, back towards the Arco, but this time, we headed into Barcelona Zoo (the shadiest place around!)

Minimoon Day 5

I was pleasantly surprised at how many of the animals were out and about. Due to the heat, I thought they’d all be hiding, but as Himself pointed out, in comparison to earlier in the day, they probably felt a lot cooler

Minimoon Day 5

I cannot describe my envy of this beautiful brown bear who was keeping cool by lying in the shallow end of his own private pool

Minimoon Day 5

Or this little penguin who was floating and splashing about in water too

Minimoon Day 5

Pretty much, anyone who could be in water, was in it, or they were sleeping – this fella was just getting out of the water when we visited him

Minimoon Day 5Minimoon Day 5Minimoon Day 5Minimoon Day 5Minimoon Day 5

I have a lot of respect for this handsome man, who stuck his tongue out at two boys who were being unnecessarily shouty

Minimoon Day 5

We got to see two gorgeous Red Pandas – they are my absolute favourites! Several Christmas’s ago, Himself got me a “Feed The Red Pandas” experience in Paradise Wildlife Park, I was so excited about it that I cried – on Christmas day – That’s how much I love them!

Minimoon Day 5

Himself and I adore going to the Zoo and I’m so glad we managed to fit in a visit before finishing up our Minimoon

Minimoon Day 5

On our way out, we took a last peak at Mr. Brown Bear and found him chilling out in the shade after his swim

Minimoon Day 5

Back at the hotel, we collected our bags and I finally took a proper looked at the plaque that’s right outside the front doors of our hotel, “The Barcelona City Council recognises The Ritz Hotel for their years of service to the city” isn’t that nice?!

Minimoon Day 5

We hopped in a taxi and waved goodbye to beautiful Barcelona – very thankful for the air-conditioning!

Rxx

Bloglovin'

Follow:

2 Comments

  1. Isabelle Collins
    September 16, 2015 / 12:42 pm

    Those animals are too cute, especially the bear! Love the blog photos, the food looks delicious x

    http://www.taintedblues.co.uk/

Leave a Reply