Vueling can fly!August 19, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C
On Saturday our flight was "only" one hour delayed and we had to change the plane.... but than a wonder happen and we eventually took off.
Because of the thunderstorm all flights were delayed, some cancelled. Our was 2h delayed, but when the plane eventually came, the crew couldn't fly back because of the regulations. After another 3h waiting they told us that Vueling didn't send a new crew and that they are not answering the call !! I tried to call them as well only to find out, that the working hours at Vueling hotline are from 9am to 9pm. It was 1am.
What now ?
I've booked a new flight (127e) for tomorrow (actually it was allready tomorrow). All hotels in and around the airport were full, because of the cancelled flights. The nearest one was in Barcelona 13km away: Senator Spa for 126e. We arrived there by taxi (30e) at 2:30 and had to wait another 40 minutes for the check-in because:
1. there were another people like us allready waiting
2. the booking from booking.com wasn't in system, because the hotel's own booking office closed at midnight - fortunately they had enough free rooms, but we had to pay higher price
3. the receptionist was allready tired from so many manual bookings
4. the system was slow making backup
The next day we spend in Barcelona (after we slept until 10h) walking, drinking and eating delicious Spanish food, hoping that this evening we will come home.Read more
700 only 900m to the airport. Flight with Vueling to Barcelona at 955 and then to Malta at 2125.
In Barcelona me had lot of time between the flights. First we wanted to walk around the airport to the beach, but it was too hot and too far, so we went to the next café in El Prat for a beer and a salad. Then a heavy thunderstorm started, so we went inside and spend all afternoon drinking wine and eating delicious tapas.Read more
800 no breakfast, quite unpleasant walk in the industrial zone before Porriño. First bar (coffee + beer) after 7km. Lunch in O Porriño (salad, mahou, wine) at 10km. At 13 km we left the Camino and climbed up to toward the airport, where we had booked a room (60e) in a motel only 1 km from the airport. Beer, coffee and some local liquor on the way.
We arrived at the motel at 1700. After shower and some rest we went to the next restaurant (350m) for dinner but they were closed until 2000, so we had some snacks in the cafeteria and bought wine (1.30e for a bottle!) and cheese for the evening, which we spend watching TV.Read more
In Tui we had lunch: salad, beer, wine and my favourite mejillones vinagreta. We bought one new walking stick and one Santiago T-shirt.
Another beers, coffee and coke on the way. We arrived at our Motel (40e) at about 1800. The check-in was little bit confusing: no reception, entrance through the garage, the receptionist + room service (wine + sandwich) came through the wardrobe! But the room was comfortable with country view and big bathroom.Read more
800 after the breakfast we walked again to Valença, where we had coffee, beer and lot of port wine. We skipped the centre, where we were yesterday allready and went over the Portuguese- Spanish border to Tui.Read more
We started late - after breakfast. We didn't walk on the Camino but on a nice cyclo-path along the river. In Vila Nova de Cerveira (4km) we made small break and had o.juice and brandy/gin. In Carvalha (12km) beer + snacks + port wine.
It was too early to check-in at our hotel and anyway the walk would be too short, so we decided to go further to Valença - to see the town and have dinner - and than go back by train or taxi in the evening.Read more
Our hotel (60e) was only 400m from the train station and has a nice swimming pool, where we could relax little bit with a beer and coffee and wine.
We had dinner at the hotel's restaurant: grilled squid, cod de vila d'artes, beer, wine.Read more