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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.

Drinking Mint Chocolate Martinis in Hong Kong

For us, traveling isn’t just about checking off a list of countries we have visited. It is more about the experiences we encounter during the trip. Sometimes the experience can be as simple as trying a new drink at a local bar.

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While we were in Hong Kong, walking around the city exploring, it started to rain. It wasn’t just light rain, but a sudden downpour. We were almost about to be drenched in water, when we quickly took shelter. We were riding up Hong Kong’s outdoor escalator. It is the world’s longest outdoor covered escalator that extends over 800 metres in distance and elevates up to 135 metres. Pretty impressive! Anyhow, it was while riding this impressive escalator, we spotted a bar advertising a mint chocolate martini.

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I like martinis, and I had never tried a mint chocolate martini before. So, Jason suggested, perhaps we should just order a few drinks, sit back, and relax. For the next few hours, we enjoyed a couple mint chocolate martinis and conversed about our Hong Kong trip. We decided to sit by the open windows, since they gave us a beautiful view of the heavy rain pouring on the streets. Outside while everyone hustled around with their umbrellas, we sat back comfortably trying to take in this beautiful moment!