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Plaza Catalunya

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8 travelers at this place:

  • Day4

    Off to Barcelona

    July 1 in Spain

    We rose at 4.30 am to shower, dress and pack. At least I showered. We were out of the unit at 5.00 am. The Uber I had booked messaged me to let me know that because of high demand the price had risen from 30 euro to 120 euro for the trip to Orly Airport. I let him know what I thought of the offer and cancelled the trip. A quickly revised plan B was a walk to the metro, a train and then a bus. We arrived a Orly airport at 6.00 am and then joined the long queue. I hate queuing. We made the flight without too many incidents.

    We flew over southern France and then snow-capped mountain range that separates Spain from France.
    We landed in Barcelona at 8.45am. I can’t help thinking of Manuel from Faulty Tower. Que? Ci Que What?

    When we landed we walked straight out of the airport without any customs check or having to show our passport. I imagine this is due to Spain being part of the European Union.

    We caught the Aerobus to the centre of the city. From the we walked down La Ramblas, the famous mall, and then found our way through the incredible Gothic quarter to our Airbnb. We are located in the Gothic quarter and very closer the beach.

    The first stop was Barcelona McDonald’s Sam could compare the Spanish product with our own. It was no better and perhaps even less edible as far as I could tell. Even Sam was not too enthusiastic about it. He gave it a 6 put of 10. I was not aware of a method of ranking McDonald’s food but apparently Sam can assess it against a scale of some kid.

    We settled in and then I left Sam to catch his breath while I went walking and exploring.
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  • Day18

    Barcelona day 2 pictures

    September 15 in Spain

    France in the morning! I should get some sleep... The girl in the room next to me comes from Paris so she will give me some tips on where to go eat and visit when I meet my mom there next week.

    Goodnight Barcelona!

    P.s. I think Europe just stole our "poutine"...😒🤔

  • Day5

    A Busy Day - Part 2

    January 4 in Spain

    At 6 o’clock we turned high-brow and went to see a concert at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in the El Born district. Built in 1908, this concert hall holds 2,138 people and is listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco. The show was called Gran Concierto de Ano Nuevo featuring the Johann Strauss Festival Orchestra and Ballet Ensemble. They have performed this show in all the major concert halls in Europe. There was also a soprano singer, the type that my Dad used to call a “wounded bird”! It was quite a memorable experience as the acoustics were amazing, the music hall was gorgeous and you could envision what it was like back in Vienna hundreds of years ago. And I did not fall asleep (which I am known to do!)Read more

  • Day8

    Barcelona

    April 29 in Spain

    Leider ließ das Wetter zu wünschen übrig, sodass wir den Aufenthalt auf einen Spaziergang und einen Besuch in einem Café beschränkten. Das Shoppingvorhaben scheiterte auf Grund des Wochentages...
    Also einmal La Rambla rauf und runter und ein Besuch der Casa Milà von Gaudí.

  • Day12

    Barcelona

    June 7, 2015 in Spain

    Arrival in Barcelona after 5.5 hours on the bus

  • Day17

    Final exam

    June 12, 2015 in Spain

    I haven't handwritten that much in a long time. Apparently the norm over here is still basically the blue book, which I think is actually better at testing whether you can get your thoughts together quickly and express them clearly. And yes, we were in class a lot these two weeks despite evidence I've given to the contrary.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Plaza Catalunya, Plaça de Catalunya, Plaza de Cataluña, Place de Catalogne

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