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  • Day5

    The Gothic Quarter

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    We visited the gothic quarter this morning and it really is very beautiful. Narrow streets with tall buildings make for a very imposing feel but the residents have planted everywhere they can and some of the facades are exquisitely painted.Read more

  • Day4

    The meaning of private

    September 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We arrived to our accommodation in Barcelona to discover that private room has a slightly different meaning here. What is meant by private is "not a dormitory", so you get a door o your room but no lock. Be caèful booking self catering in Barcelona and unless the listing specifically mentions door locks the room probably doesn't have any. A quick search on and a much better place was found and booked just 9 mins away and although it is a hotel it will do for our stopover in Barcelona.Read more

  • Day5

    Eerie but beautiful

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We travelled from the funicular railway through the abandoned Olympic village to the Montjuic Cemetary.
    This is unusual as they bury the dead above ground. The cemetery is open to the public to wander through and the whole place has a quiet, respectful nature about it.
    Interned here are over 1,000,000 people in over 150,000 graves and you needed to have purchase your plot at least 30 years ago to be buried here.
    The cemetery does however have 1 commonwealth war grave of British Army Private Charles Hill of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders who died during WW2 in 1941.
    Each grave is an entire family and whilst a bit morbid we were completely fascinated.
    Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Day5

    Spooky trains

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We got onto a subway train today at Foc station and the doors closed with only us on it. No driver, no othe passengers we left the station and walked from one end of the train to the other before returning to the station and picking up more passengers. A truly odd experienceRead more

  • Day7

    Sagrada Familia

    March 2 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    This is by far the most mind blowing building i have ever seen and probably ever will. Construction started over 100 years ago and is still not finished. Google it for sure. One man had the vision and skill to design and make it happen. Gaudi.Read more

  • Day34

    Beach day

    July 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Had a big sleep in because everyone crawled home in the early hours of the morning. We then headed to the beach for a swim. Then we went back home, Megs Scott and I got ready for a Flamenco show. The show was amazing! We then went to dinner and had tapas and it was very yummy.Read more

  • Day6

    Today is Gaudi day!

    September 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We started our day with a 4 km walk through the heart of Barcelona to see 5 of the houses that Gaudi designed. Apart from it being a wonderful walk through parks and down wide avenues, the architecture at each stop was just incredible. The walk took about 90 mins and if you start at Casa Vicens then the entire walk is down hill. We visited Casa Vicens, Casa Batlo, Casa Calvet, Casa Mila and Guell Palace. All stunning and well worth a visit.Read more

  • Day47

    Karibikfigur ade!

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    HILFE! Man will mich mästen! Es ging heute wieder auf kulinarische Entdeckungstour. Diesmal jedoch in Barcelona. Ich kenne nun gefühlt jede Tapasbar von Innen! OMG war das lecker. Los ging es mit einem typisch spanischen Frühstück bestehend aus dickflüssiger, heißer Schokosoße und süßem, spanischen Spritzgebäck namens "Churos con Chocolate". Bereits danach war der Kalorienbedarf des gesamten Tages vollends gedeckt. Doch um auch wirklich jedem einen richtigen Zuckerschock zu verpassen, ging es anschließend in eine Bonbonmanufaktur und wir haben Mandeln geröstet, karamelisiert und mit Schoki überzogen. Es folgten auf insgesamt 8 km Fußweg durch Barcelona ungelogen 10 Stops mit Verköstigung. Strike! So wird das jedoch nichts mit der Karibikfigur... 😉Read more

  • Day21

    Primer dia en Barcelona

    February 28, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    El jueves a la mañana hicimos un walking tour por el casco historico de Barcelona. Recorrimos el barrio gotico, la catedral, la iglesia de santa maria del mar (que tiene escondido un escudo del FCB), el barrio del Born y terminamos en el parque de la ciudadela.
    En todo el recorrido escuchamos historia de la ciudad, pero tambien de Antoni Gaudi.

    Como el dia estaba de primavera nos fuimos a almorzar a la playa. Caminamos bastante, fuimos al puerto y pasamos la tarde en el acuario de Barcelona.
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  • Day22

    Sagrada Familia

    March 1, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    El viernes a la mañana nos tocaba recorrer la Sagrada Familia. Estabamos todos esperando este dia!

    Al llegar recorrimos y despues entramos por la fachada del nacimiento, que esta tan llena de detalles que es imposible verlos todos. Una vez adentro las formas, las luces, los colores y la altura de las columnas nos deslumbraron a los cuatro.

    Recorrimos la cripta, y de ahi derecho a subir a las torres de la fachada de la pasion. Las vistas desde arriba son increibles.

    Bajamos caminando por una escalera caracol interminable... y nos despedimos recorriendo el museo de la construccion.

    Dificil escribir la sensacion que genera estar dentro. Imperdible visita!!!
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