Part of the parade
My cousin Alex was waiting for the third king to give him his wishlist :)
The first king Melchior arrived! He's the king twho comes from Persia (although it is said in Spain he's European lol)
Then the second king arrived: Caspar, from India (but we've been told he's just Asian...)
Balthazar, the third but not least king from Africa :) That's Alex's favourite one!
During the parade the king's assistants throw candy to children, it's really nice seeing all those kids looking forward to their special king and catching sweets! Hah well, kids and some adults too XD I usually go with my family and we all bring plastic bags to put all the candy! We used to gather around 400 sweets ages ago, but these past few years the number has decreased a lot...>_<
After the parade I went with my parents to go for a walk to Gran Via. Gran Via is one of the most famous avenues in Barcelona, and the 5th at night there's a last minute night market for parents to buy presents. While my dad was looking for a garage I took some pictures of the city... :)
I'm impressed they all look decent, I took them from the car XD
It was kind of late, so before going to the night market we stopped in an Indian restaurant to have dinner. I was so excited to find an Indian restaurant here, last time I ate was in London in 2010 x_x Everything looked (and was) delicious, yumyum :)
Lamb rolls with spices, coriander and onion
Two kinds of Naan :)
Basmati rice with spices and vegetables
Yumyumyumyum, butter chicken was the best! <3 I saw it in the Spanish version of Hell's Kithen and from that moment I wanted to order it next time I went to an Indian Restaurant :) I wanted to order some Chai later, but I was super full after this awesome dinner!
Then we went straight to the night market :)
University of Barcelona in Plaça Universitat
There was a "churrería" (Churros stand) in EVERY corner :) it's super typical having "churros" with hot chocolate these days. I wanted some too, but I was still full haha
FC Barcelona merchandising 8D *Barça pride*
It's super typical in Spain to give sweet (edible) charcoal to kids as a present if they "misbehaved" last year ;)
Custard & Chocolate filled big "churros" ^_^
Gifts from Catalonia. My land, my country, the territory I'm proud to be born & live in!
Catalan and the European Union flags together :')
How they make & fry "churros"
Three guys dressed up as kings and said hi to the crowd who was shopping
Apples dipped in caramel, yummy!
I fell in love with these tiny packpacks ;_; <3 gthyjkjhgfdsdfghjk
I'll be pretty buys these days, so this is just a quick update before the King's Day update :) I really really want you guys to see how was my 6th Jan, but I have an International Relations exam on Wed! >_< Arghhh this is so furstrating! Also I want to go on Sales as soon as possible but I'm too busy now! Luckily I'll go once I finish my exam on Wed WAHAHAHAHA~ I need going shopping, really! Mom made me give to charity all the clothes I didn't wear so I see my closet almost empty now! (Even though it's not...). Well, good news! Peter's package will be here in a week or so!
Oh, I almost forget! Before I say goodbye, this is a shoutout to a special person called Lynn, thanks for reading! Cảm ơn rất nhiều ^_^ *bow* Hope you keep reading my posts!
See you guys soon! Good luck on your exams and do your best! I'll try to do the same :)