Dreta de l'Eixample

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  • Day3

    Olé! Barcelone

    January 7, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Hier AM, découverte de la salle de gym. Au 13ème étage, à l'avant du bateau avec une vue imprenable sur la mer. Il faut déjà penser aux éventuels excès. Difficile de ne pas se laisser tenter par les oeuvres du chef... Soirée magie et ombres chinoises au théatre: rien de bien neuf. Et un dernier verre au karaoké. Equipement top. Ce matin, départ pas trop tard vers le centre ville et la Sagrada Familia. On s'est fait escroquer un peu par le taxi! Visite de la cathédrale. On aime ou on aime pas, mais elle est vraiment superbe et mérite vraiment le détour: bravo à A. Gaudi.. Retour à pied par la Rambla, l'extraordinaire marché et l'ancienne cathédrale dans le vieux Barcelone. Comme je réponds aussi aux questions, notre cabine mesure 17m2 et se situe au 12ème étage. Enfin, le profil de nos co-navigateurs: pas tout à fait celui que l'on croit. A suivre pour les détails quand on aura approfondi le sujet.Read more

  • Day158


    February 8, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 7 °C

    Arrived in Barcelona yesterday and found the people not so friendly and not very helpful. Maybe because if the size of the city? Checked into my hostel and they wouldn't let me into the dorms because I was too old and their policy was 45. Yup I didn't read the fine print. I decided to stay in a private room for one night just to have some space. Paid too much for the room and found an Airbnb fir three days starting today. Looking forward too some privacy. The drive along the coast was beautiful and when I arrived the first lovely landmark I saw was the arc de triompf. Looking forward to exploring today.Read more

  • Day36

    Barcelona - arrival

    September 5, 2015 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Arrived in Barcelona, and it already seems nice. Little fountains/parks are on many streets and there was a small pond right by the train station (#1). I particularly like that instead of just streets they have wide avenues with trees/grass, (separated) bike lanes, walking space, bus/taxi lanes, and car lanes (#2).
    My hostel here looks fine but not as nice as my last one (#3).
    Wandered around and came across Barcelona's Arc de Triomf (#4). Why even go to Paris now? :P
    Near the Arc there was a street performance/competition of some sort. Perhaps this was traditional Spanish dancing (#5)? I didn't know what the announcer was saying so who knows!
    Near the beach I came across what looks to me like a post-apocalyptic version of the Beehive (#6).
    Barcelona is a bit cooler than Madrid (whew) but it has a fairly persistent smell of sewerage in many places (eww).
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  • Day299


    January 27, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Glad we only had to stay one night. I was scared I was going to fall out of bed. Lol

    Reception wasn't going to give us back our towel deposit. Ruuuude.
    I won in the end. 🤙🏽

    Walked and got breakfast.

    Our bus was delayed by 50 minutes which caused total chaos because there is only one flixbus bus stop in Ljubljana (normally 5+) and people from 3 different buses where waiting.
    One African man lost his freaking mind.
    Our bus was for 9:50 and his was for 10:25 - he didn't seem to understand that it wasn't his bus and that ours was delayed so maybe his was too. he pushed through the crowd and started screaming at the driver dropping every swear word at the top of his lungs. Like that was gonna help 🙄
    Sorry mate, not your bus.
    He kept saying "my bus didn't come"
    He stormed away and will have missed his bus if it did come late.

    Got on the bus and away we went.
    At the Italian border things got interesting.

    We all had to show our passports but then the bus suddenly smelt like weed so the customs offices went ballistic and took the 2 people in front of us off the bus.

    They could still smell it on the bus and some Spanish girl goes to them
    "It smells like weed, yes?"


    I would never mention drugs to a federal officer even though we all knew the smell hahahaha
    It was seriously funny she was having the time of her life
    She continued on saying
    She was having a great little gossip saying to everyone
    "The smell got less when they left... I don't want to say anything...."

    Very funny.

    The 2 outside being searched looked super relaxed.
    We all had our bags searched except randomly not me because it wasn't at my feet.
    They looked under the carpet and everything.

    after a half hour the 2 people were allowed back on because they couldn't find it.

    As we were driving away the dude PULLED OUT A JOINT FROM HIS POCKET.
    Like holy hell they conducted the worlds worst drug search.
    The couple laughed about it.
    I witnessed an international drug smuggle today.
    Feeling worldly.

    We kept driving and considering the start of the day the end of the trip was uneventful.

    Made it to Venice airport.
    What a stupid airport. No signage. Our check in was in the arrivals not departures - geez I wonder why we were confused...

    Check In was efficient so we went straight through security.
    My bag got pulled over. I always have anxiety it's because of my meds but it never is. They didn't find anything and on we went.

    We waited in the cafeteria for 2 hours then eventually boarded our plane.
    We watched the bag guy load everything in and I bet everyone has broken stuff. His performance was a "current affairs" worthy. Just chucking everything with not a single care or consideration.

    This is such a big day. 3 countries in 12 hours.

    The flight to Barcelona took 1.45hrs.
    Non eventful and I think we both snoozed.

    Ryanair is great.

    Arrived in Spain but had to wait 20 mins for our bags to come out.

    My mugs made it I think (haven't properly checked but they feel whole through the top of the bag.)

    So on the bus, we were at the back with another girl.
    An hour before Venice airport she got off at the first stop just past the border...
    She was on our plane.... ermmmmmm why not get the bus direct to the airport?
    What a Wally.


    Had to find the shuttle bus.

    Went the wrong way but after a lot of unnecessary exercise we found the stop. It's the opposite direction to the sign...
    a 40 minutes journey to the city centre.
    From there a 2km walk to our hostel.
    Found it 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

    So we don't have room keys but wristband things like the locker keys at swimming pools. Wills doesn't even fit his wrist lol.

    Top bunk again 😪
    Honestly my least favorite thing is making up a top bunk.
    Freaking impossible when you can't reach.

    We went to the main square but as it's a Saturday night everything was chockers. It was insane!
    Everything had an hour wait so we just kept walking and walking.
    We eventually found a cafe. It did the job.
    Back home and have spoken to some Americans in our room who are very 'eh'.
    More self absorbed than the average bear.
    They are all 20 so hopefully time will help. Lol

    Barcelona is the most like Sydney thus far.
    Maybe cause of the sandstone vibes. ?

    This whole trip I have grown a chin pimple in the same spot every few weeks. It's like a small island,
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  • Day1

    Aragò 312

    October 15, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Due anni fa, a gennaio 2012, mio cugino Mario è tragicamente morto in montagna. Sua moglie Mireia, originaria di Barcelona, con grande e infinita sofferenza, è tornata a Barcelona. Siamo partite per andare a trovarla e abbiamo vissuto tre giorni magici, come benedetti da Mario.
    Perché anche se abbiamo tempi e interessi diversi durante questa vacanza era tutto armonioso e anche io ho stretto un'amicizia affettuosa con Mireia che continua tuttora. Sono già andata tre volte a trovarla e lei torna in Italia due volte all'anno, oltre al nostro viaggio ancora tutte insieme a Porto.
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  • Day2

    Arrival in BCN

    January 11, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    I was very blessed to travel first class on this long journey. (booked with points).
    My first impression of this city was that it was a very interesting, vibrant place. A lot of unique architecture... Influenced by Gaudí and a few others. Many very beautiful churches.Read more

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Dreta de l'Eixample