The morning of my third day in Spain I forced myself out of bed to check out the sunrise which was gorgeous. I then headed down to the breakfast buffet at the Iris Restaurant where I promptly realized that sleeping through the buffet the day before was one of the top 10 biggest mistakes of my life.
These pastries were insanely good and I hit the Nespresso machine hard drinking tons of Espresso.
Molly had a mystery yogurt at breakfast which I’m guessing was cherry cheesecake flavor?
Then I popped on a fun bun and my new fave camo t-shirt from Target and I was off to explore and photograph Sitges all day while Molly went to her conference. I decided to walk the opposite way into town and I stumble upon an amazing cemetary:
It was so amazing to stumble upon this cemetery and see such grand dedications to these peoples lives in the form of statues and things.
I walk around the corner and I’m back at the beach 🙂
They had the best street signs in Sitges.
And house signs.
Even the water fountains were awesome.
Also most alley-ways in Europe are about 8 billion times less sketchy and a million times more charming than the ones in the US.
We never quite made it to Casa Bacardi Sitges when it was actually open, but I read online they do a tasting and then you make mojitos which sounded fun.
As if the art that was at our hotel wasn’t enough, there’s tons of awesome galleries and art everywhere in Sitges. This is a really cool sculpture of a bull. Fun fact I learned on my trip- bull fights are outlawed now in Barcelona.
Yet another gallery and one of my favorite apartment buildings there.
Then I got super excited because this little Tou Tou store was actually open when I walked by! Things in Spain are closed at very random times throughout the day.
At Tou Tou they have really awesome eclectic home decor. Lots of rhinestone leopards so right up my alley.
I didn’t buy anything, but only because it wouldn’t fit in my suitcase.
I was about to say then I went back to the water where more amazing art was just everywhere, and then I realized that’s the little Bacardi bat signal in the center haha.
Then I walked all the way down the entire length of the Passeig Maritim which is the #1 of 38 things to do in Sitges according to Trip Advisor. Another thing I learned on this trip: Trip Advisor is the Yelp of places outside the US. It was SUPER helpful.
Passeig Maritim is an excellent place for people watching. I didn’t mean to take a picture of this man in the red shorts (or did I…) but he was the most quintessential old European man jogger ever and I was loving it. He was shuffling his feet so it looked like he was running, but he was still going almost slower than a walking pace. But, hey, he was out there wasn’t he!? This is a great place for a walk, jog, bike ride, etc. in Sitges. This also reminds me that even though it was in the 60s-70s in the sun it was HOT. I really wished I would have brought workout outfits for these big walks.
These are what the beach signs look like in Sitges. They also have a loud speaker that comes on all over the entirety of Sitges that tells you which beaches NOT to swim at. They say it in Spanish, English, and French and it kind of sounds like the government is trying to brain wash you when you’re jet lagged and half asleep.
I then did some real estate browsing having my own personal episode of International House Hunters trying to find my Spain summer beach home.
Then shit got weird. Ok I think that’s plenty of photos for this post, I will make a part 2 including my tour of the Torres Vineyards and one of the best dinners I had of the trip!