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Friday, October 21, 2011

No Shame in Barcelona (Sin Verguenza).


Warning: For mature readers only. 

Whether it's a crazy or funny one, a travel story actually comes when you least expect it.  It's always nice to go home with a unique story to share with your family or friends. Regular travel means boring trip.

During our trip in Barcelona, the weather was better than we expected. Coming from a tropical country with exceptionally beautiful beaches, we missed the sun's rays hitting our skin. We were longing for it's warmth and familiarity. What we were craving for though was the beach more than anything else. I wanted to see a sea of people wanting to get that perfect tan. Fortunately, Barcelona is one of those few major cities that has a beach. Not bad, I say.
This is the story of the couple with No Shame.
While we were strolling down the boardwalk, our eyes gravitated towards this man who was walking on the beach in his birthday suit. It was not entirely surprising in Barcelona since there's a nude beach not far away from the city. This is Europe anyway, right? Suddenly, all the locals and tourists thought this was an immediate form of entertainment. Snap snap. 

As we were observing closely, something weird came into view. This nude man was looking at something that also caught everyone's attention. A couple was getting jiggy with it on the beach! Talk about afternoon delight.  We could hear the snickers and laughter from all the passers-by.

Mr. nude man could not join in the fun. It was probably frustrating for him so he figured it would be better to find it somewhere else. He walked away unsatisfied.
After an hour, the men in uniform came to stop this  spectacle. They probably noticed that the crowd was getting bigger. 
We thought the couple would be sent to prison for a night but the policemen just let them go (with a warning, i hope). After that tense moment with the officers, these two instant Barcelona celebs were walking towards our direction. As those faces became much clearer, it all made sense. These two were homeless.  We felt bad for them, really.  
Hay, Barcelona. You never cease to surprise or shock me.


What's the craziest thing you've ever seen while traveling?

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

grabe ahahaha

retrochic said...

Yikes! Crazy!

deobaraanmd said...

Never ending craziness for me! haha

Feliza said...

OMG! hahaha

deobaraanmd said...

Really OMG. lol

Micamyx|Senyorita said...

Surprised upon seeing that photo of the nude old man and that SOTB moment. Natawa ako, pero naawa when you mentioned they're homeless :( traveling never fails to surprise talaga whew!

deobaraanmd said...

Mica! I know! We actually felt bad when I actually saw they were homeless...but still..SOTB? sheesh. haha

Ren said...

I have a friend from Barcelona who told me about this guy who just walks around Barcelona naked... he has since turned into a tourist checklist item, so I guess you can tick that off your Barca checklist. :-P Apparently there are laws that you can't walk off the beach into the city without a shirt, but no laws saying you can't be naked... so the police can't really do anything about him.

deobaraanmd said...

haha ren he is probably that guy!

Brenna said...

LOL! Buti di ka naculture shock. Being brought up a little westernized, medyo feeling ko sanay na ko. But I've never seen the real thing in person so it might be a different experience.
Anyway, ayun lang. Nakakahiya din siguro for them because they have no other place to do it.

deobaraanmd said...

haha no naman brenna. Filipinos are pretty westernized anyway. No one would be used to seeing people doing it in public though. haha :P