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  • Day14

    Day 14 - Barcelona - Last Day in Spain!

    September 23, 2017 in Spain

    Our last day in Spain started with an unsuccessful search for the perfect breakfast! Then we relaxed for a couple of hours on the beach near our Airbnb before venturing out for a good lunch and our favorite beach. For lunch, we had a delicious green salad, shrimp in garlic sauce, and mussels in marinara sauce. Then we continued the long walk down the boardwalk to our favorite soft sandy beach. On the walk back, we decided to stop in and watch the Mountain Dew street skateboarding competition. Then, after a little rest and showers, we headed off into the crazy busy part of Barcelona for dinner. The end of summer festivities are going on this weekend and things are a bit crazy - parades, drum circles, and fireworks all over. We ended up going to a delicious ramen restaurant for dinner - not quite the typical Spanish meal for our last dinner in the country, but it was so good! We walked back and enjoyed a bit of the festivities before returning home. We fly to Venice tomorrow afternoon!Read more

  • Day13

    Day 13 - Barcelona - Gaudi

    September 22, 2017 in Spain

    We walked A LOT today!! After a yummy breakfast, we first walked about 2.5 miles to Gaudi's magnificent Sagrada Familia cathedral. Unfortunately, there was a lottery going on this weekend only for free tickets, so the purchased tickets were limited and are sold out until we leave Barcelona!! So, we only got to check out the outside, which is amazing on its own. Next, we walked another 2 miles to Gaudi's crazy Park Guell (eating Chinese food on the way!). By the time we got to the top of the mountain at the park, we were completely exhausted. We took a cab back for an early evening siesta. After we woke up, we went to yet another amazing tapas dinner. Then we walked it off on the boardwalk (with a short attempt at joining in on some salsa dancing) and through a small carnival set up for this weekend's end of summer festival.

    Tomorrow - more beach time!!
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  • Day3

    Barcelona ❤

    January 8, 2017 in Spain

    Heute waren wir das erste mal am Strand und es ist so herrlich hier. In der Sonne haben wir um die 18 Grad . 😍😍 so lässt sich ein Winter aushalten .

    Gondelfahrt über die Stadt mit wahnsinns Ausblick . 😄

  • Day16

    Day 2 in Barcelona! I cannot reiterate enough... i love this city.

    We started out the day by snoozing our alarms... Between the heat and the men throwing metal around outside our window at 6am (what is the purpose?!) ... We needed a little extra sleep.

    After a few rounds hitting the snooze button, we finally got up and started our day. Stop #1 was the fruit market for some much needed fruit breakfast! I had raspberries and a multi fruit juice which was the perfect way to start our day. We then headed out to the hop on hop off bus for our day checking out all of the sites Barcelona has to offer.

    We started out on the orange line: line number 1. On this line we travelled around the east part of the city. We saw various sites and structures (including the port, the beaches and some beautoful towers) but the most amazing stop was the Sagrada Familia. Still under construction, this gorgeous basilica was the masterpiece of the architech Gaudi.. And it truly is a masterpiece. We couldnt get inside because the tickets were already sold out (noooooo) but we took plenty of time to wander around the facade and take in the beauty. I cannot begin to describe how this church looked.. Pictures honestly don't even do it justice. If you get a chance to go... Go.

    Next up, we toured around and saw a few more areas of the city which gaudi had a hand in designing, and learned about the various quarters and thebreasoning behind each of the buildings. Barcelona honestly has one of the most interesting architectural layouts I have ever seen, and it seems like every single block has a reason for existing.

    After heading to the mountain (tibidabo), we came back to the starting point to meet our friend Pheobe for lunch. Now if you guys don't remember Pheobe, she was one of our first roommates in Dublin at the hostel. We added her on facebook befoee she left and have been watching each other as we travel. We just happened to be in Barcelona at the same time, so we decided to meet up!

    We had lunch at this cute place on the Las Romblas strip called Moka, and honestly the food was so, so good. I had a veal burger with all the fixings and a special mushroom based sauce and omg... It was delicious. It was so reasonably priced, honestly we might go back tomorroe. So after an extended lunch just chatting and resting, Pheobe went to check out Sephora (at our recommendation) and we headed out to line #2.

    The second line was a tour through the Olympic village and upper class housing, various castles and churches and epic streets. Our favourite stops, however, were the lookout at the height of the mountain which was absolutely AMAZING for its views. We snuck onto the restaurant patio for a panoramic view (ok, I bought oreo ice cream) and the headed back to the bus for the next few stops. We ended up at Camp Nau... Football Club Barcelona's stadium. Unfortunately, it was closed but hey... We can go back tomorrow!

    After all of the touring, we headed back to our place to grab a bottle of wine and are now sitting on the beach, drinking it and taking in the sights. One more day ahead of us in Barcelona, more adventures await!
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  • Day15

    Guess what? YES, we made it to Barcelona!

    Don't worry about what Vueling has to deal with now. We're fighting to get reimbursed on our accommodations we lost and on our checked baggage fees. They offered us an 8 £ voucher which couldn't even get us a sandwich and a drink, but thankfully we waited through the b.s to not being our trip down.

    Upon arriving to Bracelona, after Bre and Tay call it the worst flight ever (I ACTUALLY slept - miracle for me), we were amazed by the beautiful palm trees that awaited us from the subway exit.

    We checked into our place, a little different from the pictures, but a bed is a bed. We're only here two nights and it's in an AMAZING location - I guess there is nothing to complain about. Also a huge shout out to our friend Anil for showing us the ropes, getting us to the place and letting us borrow his phone!

    Once checked in, we quickly put on our bathing suits and off to the beach we went (oh and tje beach is a topless beach). We ended up sleeping on the beach from 7 30am to about 10 30am. We woke up to a million people on the beach, and Bree and I have a wicked sunburn (it's our 'base').

    Around 1, we headed back to the hotel and showered. Off we went to the shopping district. People weren't kidding when they said Bracelona has great shopping.

    Now, I'm currently blogging from the beach as we enjoy the beauty of the ocean and night sky.
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  • Day16

    Guess where we are again!? Yup, enjoying the beautiful night at Barceloneta beach (especially after spending day of heat).

    This morning, after a night of sleeping in the heat, we said "fuck you" to the alarm and took full advantage of another nights sleep. I surprisingly slept a lot better than I expected to in the heat, but then again, tonight's our last night.

    We grabbed a quick smoothie and cup of fruit at the market before taking a 'Hop on, hop off' bus tour. It was such a great idea as we got to see so much of the city. Barcelona's not like the other cities as everything isn't in walking distance. Unfortunately we wanted to see the Magic Fountain, but it only operated 3 days a week, 3 hours a day. The same happened with the soccer stadium (the opening hours). So, our plan tomorrow is to visit tomorrow afternoon, before our night bus to Madrid! The bus tour was a great way to learn about the city, but some information was provided that was useless. On the green line, much of the building's and such were built for the Olympics. They were meant to be temporary, but with much demand from city, they became permanent sites. The Sagrada Familia was breath taking - especially seeing it still under construction - unfortunately we didn't get to go inside as the tickets for the day were all sold out and the only time available was at night when we wouldn't be in that area. The Sagrada Familia can also be seen by the hospital, where Gaudi passed away.

    Also, it was beautiful to see the inclusion of Gaudi a lot of the structures. The beautiful mosaics ❤. We saw the old bull ring, that has now been turned into ANOTHER mall (there's about 5 million here).

    For lunch, we ate lunch at Moka in Las Ramblas where we met Phoebe, one of our roommates from Dublin. She is such a ball to be around - so friendly and charming. We've convinced her to add Montreal to her trip (she's traveling for 9 months - Europe, Caribbean, U.S and Canada). We're so stoked. Our lunch was incredibly good - only our second sit down meal - and it kept us full all day.

    Don't worry we splurged and had ice cream cone before heading to he beach. Yum yum. Well deserved with this heat!

    Sitting at the beach, the girls and I were talking about how fast the days have been passing, yet, there's so much time left. I'll be sad to leave the girls when they continue to Greece!
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  • Day16

    I dont know where to begin!

    When we left off last night, we were sitting on the beach drinking a bottle of wine. Relaxing on Taylor's beach blanket, watching the sunset and trying to unwind before leaving for Madrid tomorrow.

    Well fast forward to 5am... Now theres a few cases of beer gone and we have made new friends from England, Ireland and France. I love Europe. We make friends with then most amazing people.. Many love to share their beer with us! #RIPromper

    So after walking home obviously completely sober, we slept for a few hours before getting up to pack and check out. Now if we complained about the room being small, crowded and hot before... That's nothing compared to trying to deal with it and a hangover. Ohhhh boy.

    Needless to say, we survived.. Packed our stuff, brought it to the bus station via metro (where we 300% almost passed out) to lock our bags, and set off for our last day before the bus to Madrid at 11:30pm.

    First stop: Camp Nou, Football Club Barcelona's home arena. Now we all know Im not the largest football (soccer) fan, but it was an incredible feeling to stand in one of the worlds largest arenas and feel what it must be like to be a fan or a player. I learned so much about football ⚽ and we even stumbled upon a hockey arena (leave it to the Canadians)!

    After an AMAZING lunch of spaghetti (followed by a burger for me), we headed to the boardwalk by the beach so I could pick up some goods from the street vendors and soak up the last of the beach before heading to the bus station. When it was finally time to leave, we hopped on the night bus and were taken to Madrid by a man who seemed like he had never driven stick in his life. 8 hours later, we are in Madrid! Olaaaaaaaa 🌊
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  • Day15

    This post is going to encompass nearly 48 hours, only because thats how long our day has been.

    Let me explain.

    Day 3 in Brussels: time to wake up and check out, spend the day in brussels and take a late flight into Barcelona! Yay! We get up and out of the hotel by 10am, head to the train station to store our bags and start wandering the city. Except it start to rain. Hard. I'm talkinf torrential downpour, people... We had to duck and run for cover most of the day just so we were dry for the plane. We explored the city for the last time, but theres not mucb to report as this is a city you honestly could see in a little over a day.

    5:00 rolls around and we decided to head to the train station to frab out bags and catch a ride to the airport. We get there around 545 to check in and as we drop our bags, we are informed that our 9:25 flight may be delayed by 2 hours and will leave around 11:25. Although this was annoying, we understood that these things happen.

    We grabbed a bite at quick burger (which is McDonalds on CRACK... SO GOOD) and head to the gate to wait for he flight.

    That's when the BS ensues.

    As we are waiting, I happen to glance at the screen at the boarding gate and notice there has been a gate change.. No announcement and no delay had been posted, just a change of gate. So we pick up our stuff and head all the way to thhe end of the terminal. It is now nearly 9:00 and we see no groundstaff or plane, so we check the board again.... Delayed until 11:35? We expected this, but due to he hassle they issued us a voucher for 8 euro each. Want to know ehat you can get in an airport for 8 euro? Not much.

    So we grab our drinks and head ro the bar area to watch the iceland game. As the game is coming to a close we decide to check the screen again and there is another delay.. Until 12:30am. Now I could go on and on about how they kept ccanging the time without telling us, and the angry tweets and emails we sent to Vueling, but in the interest in keeping me calm I will just say we boarded the plane nearly 6 hours late and left after 330am.

    Once we arrived, by the time we grabbed our bags, took the metro in the city and found the airbNb we were staying in, it was well past 6am and we decided to not sleep and just start our day.

    First ... Our airbnb. Our first experience in Prague was great... This one is good enough to sleep in. Thats all we will say about that.

    So we got in, dropped off our stuff, put on pur bathing suits and headed to the beach. We arrived at the beach just past 7 and promptly fell asleep until around 1030/11. (this might have a little to do with the giant lobster like burns covering most of my body) Now when we went to sleep, the beach was seriously empty. When we woke up.. We were packed like sardines!

    We stayed out for a while longer and decided to head out for a day of shoppi g.

    After a quick wardrobe change, we headed to the shopping district where we stumbled across this amazing food market and FRESH FRUIT. FOR CHEAP. WE WERE SO EXCITED... EUROPE HAS BEEN A FRUIT WASTELAND THUS FAR AND WE ALL FREAKED OUT TO HAVE SOME FRESH FRUIT.

    After we wandered around a few shops, were in awe at how cheap everything is here (honestly) and ambled back down to the beach where we are now sitting enjoying the peace of the waves.

    And drunk people. Britney lost her shoes in the ocean again, guys. Right up to her fanny pack.

    Tomorrow is a new day.. Hopefully we will be more rested and ready to go!

    Ciao
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  • Day15

    Spain - Random/Final thoughts

    September 24, 2017 in Spain

    - Spain is WAY cheaper than we expected. When we followed the advice of our Airbnb hosts, we were able to find amazing, local, non-tourist restaurants for a fraction of the price of the US. When we ended up in very touristy areas, we spent a lot.
    - Once we figured out what we liked, the food was great. At first, it seemed all they had was meat, cheese, bread/pastries, and paella. We learned how to order some fantastic and balanced tapas meals, figured out how to get our daily servings of fruits and veggies, and ate so much delicious seafood.
    - The public transportation system is awesome.
    - Throughout the country, we found that pet dogs are rarely on leashes. They follow their owners around loyally, no matter how busy the street.

    - Madrid was a great introduction to Spain. We had three back-to-back amazing tapas dinners. The day trip to Toledo was the highlight.
    - Seville and Granada are two of the coolest cities we've ever been to. And some of the friendliest people we have met in Spain.
    - Cadiz had one of the most beautiful beaches either of us has ever seen. Some of the people in Cadiz were a little rude to us, but we figured we were probably doing something wrong without knowing what!
    - Barcelona is pretty cool. A little dirty and a little crazy, but lots of great art and architecture, cool alleys and streets to wander through, and great food. Most of the beaches are a bit rocky and shelly, but there are some sandy beautiful areas to be found.
    - Everyone speaks English in Barcelona. In the other cities we visited, not so much. My Spanish came back to me throughout the trip, but it was definitely difficult to communicate. I could get around with the basics but couldn't carry on a decent conversation. Tim had about 5 or 6 phrases down.
    - Siestas, sleeping in, small breakfasts, big lunches, and tapas dinners will all be missed!!

    - Overall, we had an amazing time. We would love to come back and do a southern/Andalusian trip to Spain, revisiting Seville, Granada, Cadiz, and hitting some of the other southern beaches. There is so much to see in Barcelona that we could return for some of the museums and attractions (and to get inside Sagrada Familia!!), but I don't know that we need to return. There are way better beaches elsewhere. Three days in Madrid was probably enough. There is also the whole northern region of Spain to see!
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  • Day26

    Barceloneta

    March 17 in Spain

    Mit der roten Hafenseilbahn (Teleférico del puerto) fahren wir spektakulär mit großartigem Blick über die Stadt und den Hafen vom Hang des Montjuïc bis nach Barceloneta. In diesem Viertel der Stadt wohnten früher hauptsächlich Fischer und Fabrikarbeiter, erst 1749 ersetzte man die ärmlichen Baracken durch Steinhäuser, die immer mehr in die Höhe wuchsen und damit enge Häuserschluchten bildeten. Die Kriminalität war hoch und lange war dieses Viertel eine No-Go-Area. Die olympischen Spiele von 1992 änderten vieles in Barceloneta: Häuser und Straßen wurden renoviert, eine breite Strandpromenade geschaffen, wo sich heute viele Fischrestaurants befinden. Die breiten Strände laden zum Verweilen ein, sogar bei nur 15 Grad heute tummeln sich hier viele Menschen. Wir suchen eine Tapas Bar und stärken uns erst einmal.Read more

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