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  • Day5

    The Gothic Quarter

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 22 °C

    We visited the gothic quarter this morning and it really is very beautiful. Narrow streets with tall buildings make for a very imposing feel but the residents have planted everywhere they can and some of the facades are exquisitely painted.Read more

  • Day4

    The meaning of private

    September 20, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We arrived to our accommodation in Barcelona to discover that private room has a slightly different meaning here. What is meant by private is "not a dormitory", so you get a door o your room but no lock. Be caèful booking self catering in Barcelona and unless the listing specifically mentions door locks the room probably doesn't have any. A quick search on and a much better place was found and booked just 9 mins away and although it is a hotel it will do for our stopover in Barcelona.Read more

  • Day5

    Eerie but beautiful

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We travelled from the funicular railway through the abandoned Olympic village to the Montjuic Cemetary.
    This is unusual as they bury the dead above ground. The cemetery is open to the public to wander through and the whole place has a quiet, respectful nature about it.
    Interned here are over 1,000,000 people in over 150,000 graves and you needed to have purchase your plot at least 30 years ago to be buried here.
    The cemetery does however have 1 commonwealth war grave of British Army Private Charles Hill of the Queens Own Cameron Highlanders who died during WW2 in 1941.
    Each grave is an entire family and whilst a bit morbid we were completely fascinated.
    Definitely worth a visit.
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  • Day5

    Spooky trains

    September 21, 2019 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 21 °C

    We got onto a subway train today at Foc station and the doors closed with only us on it. No driver, no othe passengers we left the station and walked from one end of the train to the other before returning to the station and picking up more passengers. A truly odd experienceRead more

  • Day7

    Euro5000: Andorra La Vella to Barcelona

    September 13, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    European5000 - Stage 7: Mountain Challenge from Andorra towards Barcelona! Passing by La Bonaigua, Llavorsi, Vielha and Monestir de Montserrat - top-views, top-curves and excellent weather conditions! 👍🚗 #European5000 #400kmInTheMountains #Vielha #Monserrat #WhatAView #Halfway #E38 #728 #Morethan100Picturestaken #Barcelona #TeamPetitBateauRead more

  • Day7

    Sagrada Familia

    March 2 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 17 °C

    This is by far the most mind blowing building i have ever seen and probably ever will. Construction started over 100 years ago and is still not finished. Google it for sure. One man had the vision and skill to design and make it happen. Gaudi.Read more

  • 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.Read more

  • Day63

    Buen Provecho

    August 18 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 24 °C

    Verdammt. Jetzt fällt es mir extrem schwer mich zu konzentrieren. Wir sitzen gerade in einem katalanischen „Restaurant“ das irgendwie so aussieht als würde das ganze auch mal als Halle für größere Feste genutzt. Hohe Decken und verschiebbare Wände. Der Fernseher läuft und das Radio ebenso. Dazu unterhalten sich auch noch die Leute und ich muss mir noch überlegen was ich zu trinken bestelle. Also Bier und noch irgendwas oder nur ein großes Bier? Immer diese Zwickmühle in der man alles haben kann, aber der Körper einfach nicht alles aufnehmen könnte.
    Also, Focus. Dienstag! Es wurden letztenendes 44km und es war müßig. Der Weg war steinig und schwer 😅 dornig noch dazu. Viel Steigung am Nachmittag und an der Straße ging es auch lange her. Was mich wirklich bei allem getröstet hat, war das Wetter. Die ganze Zeit bewölkt. Ein Traum. Keine Sonnencreme und nur manchmal den Hut aufgesetzte wenn die Wolke kurz durch die Wolkendecke brach. Vertut euch nicht, es war trotzdem sehr warm und schwitzig, aber eben nicht brennend heiß.
    Wie gleich in den Bildern zu sehen, ging es heute ne ganze ganze Weile durch ein Flussbett. Hohe Seitenwände die so aussahen als würden sie bald, oder jetzt abbrechen und uns begraben, weil sie am unteren Rand so unterspült waren. Dann wechselte der Untergrund von Schotter zu Fels und das Wasser hatte sich schon eingeschnitten. Später verschwand das Wasser dann und nur durch einen Zufluss wurde das Flussbett wieder gefüllt. Sehr sehr cool 👌🏻
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  • Day6

    Today is Gaudi day!

    September 22, 2019 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We started our day with a 4 km walk through the heart of Barcelona to see 5 of the houses that Gaudi designed. Apart from it being a wonderful walk through parks and down wide avenues, the architecture at each stop was just incredible. The walk took about 90 mins and if you start at Casa Vicens then the entire walk is down hill. We visited Casa Vicens, Casa Batlo, Casa Calvet, Casa Mila and Guell Palace. All stunning and well worth a visit.Read more

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Província de Barcelona, Provincia de Barcelona, Provinz Barcelona, Barcelona, Barzelona, Bartzelona, Province de Barcelone, バルセロナ

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