Barcelona or Bust!April 17 in Spain
It took quite a while but in the last couple of days we have spent around 24 hours in the air. Brisbane to Melbourne (2 hrs), Melbourne to Singapore (8hrs), Singapore to Munich (12hrs), Munich to Barcelona (2hrs). Apart from the initial cancelled flight from Brisbane that necessitated our unscheduled flight to Melbourne, we also had a delayed flight out of Melbourne because a passenger had a medical issue and could not fly so their luggage had to be located and removed from the plane before we left making us an hour late from take off. No problems with the next flight but we only had just over an hour to meet our next connection in Munich however our flight was late so we missed that one but they booked us onto another flight that left a couple of hours later (and they gave us vouchers - €7 each for some breakfast)
No complaints with either of the long haul flights... in fact the Qantas A380 was comfortable and the food, for airline food, was surprisingly good. Watched 4 - 5 movies plus some tv shows but the one thing I have not mastered yet is sleeping so we arrived in Barcelona around midday feeling pretty zonked. We have been to Barcelona before so did not intend to do much sightseeing so wandered down La Rambles down to the waterfront and back to our hotel for a rest (4 hours later we woke up in time for dinner).
We join our cruise tomorrow so updating the blog will be whenever we have access to WiFi but I will see how it goes.Read more