Spain
Platja de la Nova Icària

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  • 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.

  • Day3

    Montserrat, Barcelona and Gaudí

    April 17, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Our Barcelona guide Mary (Marichell) told us that the walls around Barcelona were completed in the thirteenth century. By the middle of the nineteenth century the city had become too crowded. The walls were destroyed and the city expanded to the north. It was in this new part that Antony Gaudi built his planned community, although only three of the houses ever sold. We went to Montserrat monastery, begun in the ninth century. Local residents reported that a carving of the Virgin was found in a cave. When monks tried to move it to the cathedral, it miraculously became too heavy to move. So they built a shrine there on the mountain. A main product was a kind of cottage cheese called mató, which is now mixed with honey and eaten as a dessert. We returned to the city, drove by some other Gaudi buildings, and took a tour of Parc Guell. On the way back to the ship we did a bus tour of Montjuic (which means Mountain of the Jews), the Olympic village and the port. That night we had dinner at the chef's table. There was an Asian feast that was highlighted by Chinese dumplings. There was also an iced red chili sorbet that was creative and delicious.Read more

  • Day14

    Transition day in Barcelona

    September 15, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Had to get to Barcelona on Sunday for my flight home on Monday. Found my hostel, got settled in then off to explore. Took the hop-on/hop-off tour bus. Got off for awhile at the beach. No matter how I squinted my eyes I couldn't find anything I recognized from my wild party days here in 1976. They refurbished the whole area a couple of times since them, most notably and recently for the 1990s Olympics held here.

    Anyway, a few pics from my day. My hostel, the beach, a random building by Gaudi. There is plenty to do here, another visit goes onto my list. Rhiannon is here a lot on layovers... I will meet her for one soon!
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Platja de la Nova Icària, Platja de la Nova Icaria

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