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Barcelona’s Chocolate Museum

I had never heard of a chocolate museum, until I starting reading about Barcelona’s tourist attractions. A chocolate museum! How cool is that? Without any hesitation, I put Barcelona’s Museu de la Xocolata on our World Trip travel itinerary.

At the chocolate museum, we spent an hour or so, learning about the origins of chocolate in Europe and looking at some awesome chocolate exhibits. I was truly impressed by the details and creativity of each of the exhibits. Below are some of the chocolate displays we saw during our visit.

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At the end of our tour, we treated ourselves to hot chocolate. We were given a spoon with our cup of hot chocolate. It felt like I was drinking melted chocolate. The hot chocolate was nothing like I had ever tasted before; it was extremely thick and sweet.

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If you decide to visit this neat little chocolate museum, you must try at least a spoonful of their rich hot chocolate and judge for yourself.

Spain’s Cruel Bullfighting

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This is Madrid’s famous bullfighting arena, Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. It is regarded as the home of bullfighting in Spain. Typically between April and September, bullfighting events are held every Sunday throughout Spain. During special festivals like San Isidro and San Fermin for example, bullfighting events are held daily.

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It is interesting to note, the price of the ticket depends on whether you choose to sit in the sun or shade. The higher prices are for the shaded seats.

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As I entered my first bullfighting event in Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, I really didn’t know how I would feel about this experience. Usually the bullfighting lasts about 2-3 hours. I believe it was about 30 mins into the event, when I could not bare to witness the cruelty that was being inflicted onto the bulls anymore. I could not understand why all the people around me were having such a thrill watching these innocent bulls being tortured and bleed to death. Even today, I still don’t understand people’s fascination with bullfighting events. The only thing I understood was that I felt uncomfortable and disgusted. Within less than an hour of being at the arena, I decided to leave the roaring crowds behind. What do you think of bullfighting as a form of entertainment?