Restaurant Salamanca, Spanish Food, Barceloneta
I had one request for my first meal in a restaurant: that it be outside.The food was secondary. Cheap was a boon because well you know, you’ve lived it. The point is to see my friend. Whom I hadn’t been able to see for three months. First because in Spain, we were under the strictest lockdown in Europe, children were kept indoors for a full 8 weeks. No exceptions. Then as we entered Phase 1, because Barcelona lagged behind and we were forbidden from entering or exiting upon pain of extremely high “multa’s” or fines.And they were widely and heavily enforced. A lot of police took the state of alarm as entitlement to speak and behave in ways that left me sputtering with disbelief. Fines started at 600€, this in a country where a salary of 800€ net is not uncommon. As usual half, the internet was with me and the other put on their CAPS and yelled: “They are saving lives!”.
The medial staff saved lives, the police in a lot of cases lacked humanity. And I say this…
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