How to survive a hangover in Barcelona…
It’s 7 AM, or 10:30 AM, or hell, even 1 PM, and you’re in hangover mode. You just woke up from a real bender last night in Barcelona, congratulations and sorry at the same time. We feel your pain.
You partied your face off, and there’s no sign of hope. Could it be the Fire Bitch shots? The copious craft beer pints? The wine bong? The champagne (aka cava)? All of the above?
It’s all of the above. As the old saying goes, only suckers mix alcohol, unless they’re asking to be bent over by the devil himself… In that case, well played.
It’s one of those mornings where you tell yourself, “I’m never going to drink again…” Or, “I literally want to die, now.”
To illustrate this, we’ve provided the extended cut of the wake up scene from the ever-popular movie, The Hangover.
We’ve all been there at some point. It’s a rite of passage for college kids, particularly. You eventually crawl out of bed, successfully put on your shoes, and are ready to tackle the day. You deserve a f***ing purple heart for being so valiant, right?
Here’s the Reader’s Digest guide to how to survive this wicked, unshakable feeling while in Barcelona.
Fun Fact about Hangovers: In German, the headache from a hangover is called a katzenjammer, which literally means “cat in the bag”. 🙂
Step 1: Got To Get Moving
It sounds counterintuitive to how you feel, which is somewhere between horses*** and dogs***, but you’ve got to get moving. It’s imperative to get blood flowing and the oxygen circulating your whole body. That’s what creates rejuvenation and casts away the evils of the torturous hangover.
Our best location for this in Barcelona is Barceloneta. It’s not the best beach in the area, but it’s the easiest to get to.
You can crawl to it from the Metro station, if need be. Lord knows your ass isn’t ready for a proper stroll yet. I mean, look at yourself. You’ve got your shades on and the only thing coming out of you is either vomit or hate filled speech.
It’s time to hop in the waters and cleans the filth off your body, a Barcelona baptism. John would be proud, it’s probably the closest you’ve ever come to repenting… It’s the first step to salvation.
Step 2: Got To Replenish
If you’re hungover in Barcelona, you’re in luck, because not only are there a couple hundred other people who can sympathize, but you have a worldwide selection of food to fill your belly and satiate your needs.
Tapas galore, worldwide diners, take your pick. Either way, it’s important to get some food in the belly and of course, hydrate. At CocoVail, we’ve got a healthy pick of Poké Bowls for you, or you can satiate your desires with our famous chicken wings. 🙂
If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can simply have some hair of the dog and pick up right where you left it last night. Then again, that’ll probably prolong your hangover till the next day. #yolo
Step 3: Got To Chill
You moved around, got the blood flowing, ate some top notch grub, now it’s time to chill and enjoy the fruits of your efforts. It’s okay to relax, put on a flick and let your mind return to reality.
Gravity sets in for all of us. Make the most of your efforts and fight through the labors of a hangover; it doesn’t last forever, and you will feel better… eventually.