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  • Day15

    Madrid to Barcelona

    April 9, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    It was up early to catch an 8.30 fast train from Madrid to Barcelona with a travel time of only three hours. The walk to the train was only 20 minutes and the sun was just starting to rise as I walked. Many people were just heading home from enjoying tapas and the coffee shops were just starting to open.

    The train was very comfortable and smooth and as I watched the fastest speed I saw register was 298km/hr. The trip was soon over and I arrived in Barcelona. A short taxi to my hotel and I was in a nice modern and surprisingly roomy single room. I headed out to get my bearings and found I was only 5 minutes walk from one of the main tourist squares. I have been pleased with the location of all the hotels I have booked so far.
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  • Day18

    2€ half empty beer... Good price

    July 7, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    So we got up around 9am to get ready to do the hop on, hop off bus in Barcelona. Before we headed over to the main stop, we of course stopped to pick up some fresh juices & fruit again (sooooo good).

    We went over to the station & got our tickets that were good for both lines. Sitting on the top floor in the beating sun, we started our adventure. The morning we got to see all the different beaches in barcelona, the olympic stadium, the world trade center, and the sagrada familia. We wanted to go into the sagrada familia but they had no physical tickets left, we looked online but they only had tickets for 6:30. So we spent some time sitting outside enjoying the view of the building and all the detailed work. & Fun fact the Sagrada Familia is still not completed & they are still working on it. After getting back on the bus, we saw a few more sights & went back to city center for lunch.

    We met one of our australian roomates that we had all the way back in Ireland for lunch. She is traveling for 9 months across the EU, Africa, Canada, US, mexico, and back up the us where she will celebrate her 21st birthday in Vegas. We obviosuly convienced her to add Montreal to her trip since shell already be in canada.

    After lunch, we headed back on to the hop on hop off bus to do the other side of the city. Ps. Barcelona is HUGE. We went to Camp Nou Stadium but it was unfortunetly already closed so we decided we'd go back tomorrow. We went to the top of Tibidabo to get a beautiful panoramic view of barcelona.

    We went back to our place to get our bathing suits on to go to the beach to cool off. We ended up buying a bottle of wine & I bought my beach blanket that ive had my eye on since we got there. We wanted to take it easy because we knew we were going to travel the next day. So after breanna & I finishing the bottle of wine within 20 minutes, I ventured to go find more beer. Another 2 beer later, we got kicked off the beach just so that they can clean. We met 3 lovely girls from England & invited them to sit with us.

    Let me tell you, this blanket was magical. At some point during the night.... Dont ask me when, cause i have no idea. There were about 25 people around this blanket from all over Europe. (England, france, ireland, oh & also some russians)

    We swam in the ocean, drank beer & listened to music until 5:30 am (we tried to make it to sunrise...)

    The best part about this night, some guy bought all the beer for everyone. There is venders on the beach who will sell you beer for 1€ each... Which is a good price... But when they walk buy every 2 minutes... Not such a good deal. The only way to get rid of them is to try to sell the beer they just sold you back to them, already open, for double the price.

    After stumbling home at 5:30, we made it safe to our place which felt like 500000000000 degrees & slept for 4 hours.... Alllll because we wanted to have a relaxing bottle of wine on the beach.
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  • Day19

    Heat stroke or hangover?

    July 8, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    We woke up for check out & obviously I left my packing for the morning. When I woke up, I was instantly going to pass out. As if the room wasnt small and hot enough, we had to add hangover to the mix. Trying to pack was the worst things in the world. I couldnt forcus for more than 30 seconds. It took me probably an hour to pack my stuff & thats if I didnt leave anything behind.

    As soon as we were done packing, we went outside to sit in the shade to figure out what we were going to do with our bags until our bus ride later that night. We decided to bring them straight over to the bus stations via metro. Let me tell you... What a horrible effing decison. We 300% almost passed out in the metro because of the heat. All I wanted was water. According to Breanna, I was looking green.

    After leaving our bags, we took a bus to the Camp Nou stadium to do the tour. It was such an awesome feeling to have my feet basically on the feild of the biggest stadium in europe. I wish it could have been game night to experience what it feels like to have that place packed with die hard fans. We got to see the locker rooms, press conference rooms, VIP lounges, commentary booths, & so much more. It made me miss my team back home (who currently just took first place in our division 🎉).

    We did the museum part, where we got to see some unique things from Messi's career & a bunch of trophys theyve won over the years.

    As Canadians, it is our duty to find any hockey rink if were near by. We found one in spain..... What what. 🙌🏼
    It also felt so good because my body was so over heated from being in the sun all day yesterday& today. The cold air probably put my body into shock & I actually ended up walking to the garbage & puked my guts out... Dont worry, it was super low key thanks to my body guards. I felt better but still had a massive head ache & would get increasingly worse as soon as sun would hit my body. Could have been hangover, heat stoke or dehydration.. Who knows.

    We went back to the beach to do some last minute shopping along the board walk & just sat & chilled for a little bit enjoying our last few moments in Barcelona.

    We took the bus over to the bus station where we got our bus no problem. We get on, take our seats & then I realize I needed to pee sooo I get up to go to the bathroom & the bus driver comes over, starts yelling at me in spanish & slams the door in my face. I just remembering looking up at Shaunessa & going ... What? Some nice girl translated & said I couldnt go to the bathroom while the bus was stop,.. Wtf right?

    Anyways 7 hours later... We arrive in Mardid 😎
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  • Day5

    Grupo Gravina Hotel II. Gravina 12

    April 13, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Nice little centrally located hotel. We were given a room with a nice-sized private terrace. We were upgraded to a larger room, can't imagine a room much smaller than what we are in!


    Clean but corners, etc. a little grungy. Lots of hot water and water pressure is great. Poorly designed shower, we can point shower head right or left and move it up and down on a slider, but we cannot change the angle and it comes straight out. There is a door that stops short of the end of the enclosure, so water almost pours out onto the floor. Later: Figured the shower head out Friday morning.

    A/C working great.
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  • Day3

    Centfocs restaurant - Barcelona, Spain

    August 23, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    So my uncle recommended I go to this restaurant for lunch. When I find it, I see with disappointment that it's kind of really fancy with white tablecloths and cloth napkins. Now I realize that sitting alone at a fancy restaurant is just plain sad. So, like the baller that I am, I go and sit right down anyways and have myself a lovely lunch consistent of some of the best spinach ravioli I've had in a blue cheese cream sauce, a delicious octopus stew and a glorified bowl of plain yogurt with a single tablespoon sized dollup of warm applesauce(it sounded really cool in the menu...). All in all, a very enjoyable lunch, very much up to expectation(aside from the yogurt which was a kind of "this is what you get for eating at a fancy place alone" wtf moment).Read more

  • Day7

    Barcelona, Spain

    April 15, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    Staying at the HGL Citypark Paleyo. Not real flash. They are renovating and the room and hallway smells very badly of glue fumes. The room has a lot of street noise to and the window does not shut properly either. The room is very small with no where to put anything. No tea and coffee making facilities either :( , Apart from that the location isn't too bad.
    Had a dinner and show at the Tablo Cordobes located on the Rambler. That was really good. The food was very good and the wait staff excellant. The show was very good to.
    The journey to Barcelona was interesting. We traveled on remfe train and they had double booked our seats. I ended up finding a spair seat but Clint had to stand the last hour and a half in the entry exit point of the train and wait until we landed at Barcelona station. This was also afer we were fined 50 euro for not writing the date on our rail pass today. My lord. and the train was a half hour late to boot.
    The day started out and continued to be testing but the night at the Cordobes turned this around. Hopefully tomorrow will be much better allround. The weather is fantastic to. Now theres another positive amongst the list of intersting events.
    An excellant day 2 in Barcelona on the hop on hop off bus. There were two routes green and orange. Both take about 2.5hrs in duration for a full round trip each. What a great way to see Barcelona in such a short time. Weather is amazing again. The hotel still ordinary. The tapas in Barcelona is amazing.
    Day 3 in Barcelona has been a great day to. The weather perfect again. Walked and walked today and went back to some of the sites we passed on the bus yesterday. Stopped at a small resturant in some square and had tapas again. Love tapas. Doing a tapas tour this evening at 5 different venues apparently. We will see what that is like.1qa.
    Tapas tour tonight with Urban Adventures. Great tour. Seen some more of the city with an English speaking guide and ate way too much.
    Have decided if we get back to Barcelona that we should spend a week here to see all the stuff we want to see. We haven't even scratched the surface of what we could see here. Also, very busy time of year between March and October. People everywhere.
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  • Day30

    Hotel lleo in Barcelona Monday

    September 18, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    We were on an 8:30 am time to vacate room 7112 on the ship so up at 6:30 for breakfast. Should I miss 3 great meals a day? And a bar card?
    A short bus transfer to downtown and the square plaza catalunia. After getting our bearings it was just a couple short blocks walk to hotel Lleo. Of course our rooms were not ready at 9:30am but they kept our luggage and gave us a map and we went to explore la rambla! Busy even on a coolish day. Unfortunately Paul has now come down with the cold bug. Most of us have had a day or two of it.
    The rooms are great. We overlook the street. Have come to the rooftop pool but the water is cool and now we have lost the sun. Planning tapas for dinner!

    Unfortunately Phyllis had an upsetting incident this afternoon. She was out exploring with Agnes and Cheryl, waiting for our rooms to be ready, and she was pick pocketed. They got her credit cards (cancelled - no damage), some cash and her passport. They spent the afternoon at the police department and the Canadian consulate getting the passport replaced as we leave Tuesday at noon! Fortunately they did a great job and Phyllis was able to leave with us all on Wed. Morning.
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  • Day26

    Casa Batlló

    March 17, 2018 in Spain ⋅

    Das im Jahr 1877 errichtete Haus wurde von Antoni Gaudí für den Textilindustriellen Josep Batlló i Casanovas in den Jahren 1904 -1906 im Stil des Moderisme umgebaut. Als Baustoffe verwendete er Beton, Eisen, Sandstein, Keramik und Glas und schuf ein faszinierendes Gebäude, das seit 2005 UNESCO Weltkulturerbe ist und zur Zeit einer Familie Bernat gehört.
    Während einer Audio Führung durch das Haus wird man auf viele kleine Besonderheiten der großen Kreativität von Gaudí aufmerksam gemacht.
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  • Day10

    Casa Batlló

    October 16, 2016 in Spain ⋅

    בית נוסף בעיצוב גאודי. בשביל גאודי ארכיטקטורה היא גם הריהוט שבתוך הבית ובהתאם הריהוט היה משוגע ומיוחד כמו שאר היצירות שלו.
    בבית הזה פנים הבית היה יפה יותר מהגג.

    מה שהיה מגניב פה הוא הוידאו-גייד שקיבלנו. מסתכלים על הבית דרך מציאות מדומה ואם ההשראה של גאודי לנקודה שמסתכלים עליה הייתה ציפורים אז מהקווים של התמונה מתחילות לעוף ציפורים באופן שמתקשר עם המבנה. ממש קול.

    גם כאן הזמנו כרטיסים מראש וחסכנו לעצמנו תור ארוך-ארוך. :)
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  • Day16


    August 6, 2017 in Spain ⋅

    Es war ein langer Trip von Amsterdam nach Barcelona, wir waren einen ganzen Tag unterwegs. Die Zeit verging jedoch wie im Flug und unsere Füße dankten es uns auch 😅
    Das Zugfahren an sich gefiel uns ganz gut. Von Amsterdam nach Breda, von Breda nach Brüssel Midi und von dort weiter nach Paris Nord.
    Das umsteigen von Paris Nord zu Paris Gare de Lyon war eher mühsam... so viele Menschen in dieser U-Bahn...
    Da wir zwei Stunden zeit in Paris hatten, es sich aber nicht auszahlte in die Stadt zu fahren, reservierten wir die Sitzplätze unserer weiteren Route bis nach Florenz.
    Der Zug fuhr von Paris, Richtung Barcelona wie geplant ab. Als wir an irgendeinem Bahnsteig hielten, sahen wir draußen Polizisten und die Kontrolleure zwei Typen durchsuchen. Die Polizisten suchten auch in unserem Wagon in der Toilette nach etwas (Drogen?) Gefunden wurde nix, aber Nach 20min Stehzeit fuhr der Zug ohne die beiden Männer weiter.... wir bekamen später mit das die Kontrolleurin doch irgendwas gefunden hat...

    Unseren ersten Tag in Barcelona verbrachten wir am Strand.
    Trotz Sonnenschirm war Dino am Abend rot wie ein Krebs... man sollte sich halt doch nach dem Baden erneut eincremen 🙈
    Den Abend ließen wir gemütlich im Hostel mit Sangria und Bier ausklingen

    Unseren zweiten Tag in Barcelona starteten wir mit einem Frühstück im Hostel. Nach einer ordentlichen Portion Sonnencreme machten wir uns auf den Weg zum Arc de Triump. Ein sehr schönes Bauwerk.
    Weiter ging es zur Sagrada Familia. Eine wunderschöne Kirche 😍so anders als unsere Kirchen... Die Kirche wird gerade restauriert oder renoviert. Man kommt jedoch nur mit einem Ticket hinein und bis 18:00 war bereits alles ausverkauft.
    Dafür fanden wir eine alte Stierkampfarena mit kleinem Museum, in welche wir rein konnten.
    Ein älterer Herr im Museum erklärte uns auf Spanisch wo was zu finden ist und sonst noch ein paar Dinge, die wir leider nicht verstanden.
    Was wir aber verstanden war, dass ihm heiß ist... genauso wie uns 😅
    Gut das die Stierkämpfe jetzt verboten sind... echt grausam wenn man Fotos von den armen Tieren und präparierte Stiere sieht...

    Weiter gings zum Camp Nou, den ach so berühmten Fußballstadion vom FC Barcelona.
    Für 27€ Eintritt (mehr als im Arsenal Stadion) konnten man einen Rundgang durch das Stadion machen. (Der Audio Guide hätte nochmal 5€ extra gekostet)
    Fazit: Ein schönes und riesiges Stadion...
    ... Aber die super tollen Umkleide Kabinen von den Barca Spielern wurden uns vorenthalten (die wollten wir ja eig sehen) und ein Foto von den aufgebauten Fotostationen hätte 20€ gekostet 🤔
    Eine richtige Touri abzocke 🙈 Aber FC Barcelona muss ja auch irgendwie seine Schulden zahlen....

    Mit dem Bus fuhren wir zur Burg Montjuic. Die Burg selbst sahen wir uns nur von außen an. Wir genossen eher den herrlichen Ausblick den wir von dort oben hatten. Ein Blick über die große Stadt Barcelona und das schöne Blaue Mittelmeer. 😍
    Wir gingen von oben langsam nach unten und kamen zum Nacional Palast. Vor uns erstreckte sich eine herrliche Kulisse mit Wasserfall und Springbrunnen.

    Nach den ganzen tollen Sehenswürdigkeiten, 19km und 35grad, freuten wir uns auf eine kalte Dusche im Hostel. Da wir Valencia gestrichen hatten, weil wir lieber zwei Tage am Strand verbringen wollten stand uns nun ein upgrade von einem 8 Betten Schlafsaal in einen 20 Betten Schlafsaal bevor.
    Was an sich ja nicht so schlimm war... wären da nicht ein paar Franzosen gewesen die einfach nicht wissen, dass man auch leise miteinander reden kann... Aber die sind dann eh ab Mitternacht um die Häuser gezogen und waren die ganze Nacht weg...als wir um 7:30 aufstanden waren die noch immer nicht da...
    Das Hostel war zum Glück klimatisiert und die Spinnte konnten mit der Zimmerkarte versperrt werden. Ganz nobel, sonst brauchten wir immer unser Schloss..

    Am dritten Tag machten wir uns wieder auf den Weg zum Strand. Morgens war es noch etwas bewölkt aber ab Mittag hatten wir wieder einen strahlend blauen Himmel.
    Als Abendessen gab es dann Paela (Dino's Lieblingsessen und Spanische Spezialität) und Tortellini.
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