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Universitat de Barcelona

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  • Day4

    The meaning of private

    September 20 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 Booking.com 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

    Museo Pablo Picasso

    September 26 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Besuch im Picasso Museum. Ein sehr schöner Überblick über seine Entwicklung ab einem Alter von 13 Jahren.
    Viele seiner Skizzen aus der Kunstakademie sind neben ausgeführten Gemälden ausgestellt und man sieht förmlich die Entwicklung von der Idee zum fertigen Bild.
    Das Museum liegt in einer schönen Häuserzeile in der Altstadt mit tollen Innenräumen. Wir hatten diesmal rechtzeitig vorgebucht, der Nachteil ist alles dreht sich dann um diesen Termin. (+-15 min).
    Hier wird hauptsächluch die Entwicklung über die Jahre gezeigt, exemplarisch mit Bildern unterlegt. Man sieht nicht die ganz bekannten Werke, der Besuch lohnt sich aber auf jeden Fall.
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  • Day4

    Barcelona am Abend

    April 16 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In Barcelona angekommen sind wir erstmal zum Montjuic gelaufen und haben uns das beeindruckende Gebäude angeschaut und ein paar Bilder gemacht. Auf der Suche nach einem berühmten Tapas Restaurant sind wir danach durch die Straßen von Barcelona spaziert. Das klingt aber viel schöner und romantischer als es war. Wir waren nämlich schon ganz schön hangry, die lauten Straßen voller Fetischshops haben unglaublich gestunken und das Restaurant hatte schlussendlich eine Warteschlange über die ganze Straße. Wir sind dann nach etlichen nicht für gut empfundenen Speisekarten in einer Tapas Bar gelandet, die, wie wir später feststellten, voller Deutscher war. Erfolg auf ganzer Linie. Das Essen war gut aber viel zu teuer. Danach sind wir noch ein wenig herumgelaufen und haben beschlossen, das nächste Mal in einem anderen Viertel von Barcelona zu verbringen. Wir geben noch nicht auf!!Read more

  • Day2

    A Day in Singapore

    September 5 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Nespresso in the room, followed by Fort Canning breakfast with the highlights being papaya, goats cheese, eggs benedict, crispy bacon and coffee. Another swim in our warm pool, then excellent one hour tour of Battlebox just steps away from the hotel.
    Gardens by the Bay were great - very inspiring lush tropical plants, orchids of all types. Cassis and tangerine cocktail at Cafe Fennell surrounded by fragrant herbs, raddish, spinach.
    Walked in 32 degrees heat and humidity to Marina Bay Sands. The height was easier to deal with during the day so was reasonably relaxed with another Singapore Sling.
    Back in time for the hotel wine and canape hour, then chicken rice in the hotel.
    Taxi to airport for what was a reasonably easy 13 hour flight to Barcelona.
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  • Day18

    2€ half empty beer... Good price

    July 7, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 25 °C

    So we got up around 9am to get ready to do the hop on, hop off bus in Barcelona. Before we headed over to the main stop, we of course stopped to pick up some fresh juices & fruit again (sooooo good).

    We went over to the station & got our tickets that were good for both lines. Sitting on the top floor in the beating sun, we started our adventure. The morning we got to see all the different beaches in barcelona, the olympic stadium, the world trade center, and the sagrada familia. We wanted to go into the sagrada familia but they had no physical tickets left, we looked online but they only had tickets for 6:30. So we spent some time sitting outside enjoying the view of the building and all the detailed work. & Fun fact the Sagrada Familia is still not completed & they are still working on it. After getting back on the bus, we saw a few more sights & went back to city center for lunch.

    We met one of our australian roomates that we had all the way back in Ireland for lunch. She is traveling for 9 months across the EU, Africa, Canada, US, mexico, and back up the us where she will celebrate her 21st birthday in Vegas. We obviosuly convienced her to add Montreal to her trip since shell already be in canada.

    After lunch, we headed back on to the hop on hop off bus to do the other side of the city. Ps. Barcelona is HUGE. We went to Camp Nou Stadium but it was unfortunetly already closed so we decided we'd go back tomorrow. We went to the top of Tibidabo to get a beautiful panoramic view of barcelona.

    We went back to our place to get our bathing suits on to go to the beach to cool off. We ended up buying a bottle of wine & I bought my beach blanket that ive had my eye on since we got there. We wanted to take it easy because we knew we were going to travel the next day. So after breanna & I finishing the bottle of wine within 20 minutes, I ventured to go find more beer. Another 2 beer later, we got kicked off the beach just so that they can clean. We met 3 lovely girls from England & invited them to sit with us.

    Let me tell you, this blanket was magical. At some point during the night.... Dont ask me when, cause i have no idea. There were about 25 people around this blanket from all over Europe. (England, france, ireland, oh & also some russians)

    We swam in the ocean, drank beer & listened to music until 5:30 am (we tried to make it to sunrise...)

    The best part about this night, some guy bought all the beer for everyone. There is venders on the beach who will sell you beer for 1€ each... Which is a good price... But when they walk buy every 2 minutes... Not such a good deal. The only way to get rid of them is to try to sell the beer they just sold you back to them, already open, for double the price.

    After stumbling home at 5:30, we made it safe to our place which felt like 500000000000 degrees & slept for 4 hours.... Alllll because we wanted to have a relaxing bottle of wine on the beach.
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  • Day5

    Grupo Gravina Hotel II. Gravina 12

    April 13, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Nice little centrally located hotel. We were given a room with a nice-sized private terrace. We were upgraded to a larger room, can't imagine a room much smaller than what we are in!

    Notes:

    Clean but corners, etc. a little grungy. Lots of hot water and water pressure is great. Poorly designed shower, we can point shower head right or left and move it up and down on a slider, but we cannot change the angle and it comes straight out. There is a door that stops short of the end of the enclosure, so water almost pours out onto the floor. Later: Figured the shower head out Friday morning.

    A/C working great.
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  • Day3

    Centfocs restaurant - Barcelona, Spain

    August 23, 2016 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    So my uncle recommended I go to this restaurant for lunch. When I find it, I see with disappointment that it's kind of really fancy with white tablecloths and cloth napkins. Now I realize that sitting alone at a fancy restaurant is just plain sad. So, like the baller that I am, I go and sit right down anyways and have myself a lovely lunch consistent of some of the best spinach ravioli I've had in a blue cheese cream sauce, a delicious octopus stew and a glorified bowl of plain yogurt with a single tablespoon sized dollup of warm applesauce(it sounded really cool in the menu...). All in all, a very enjoyable lunch, very much up to expectation(aside from the yogurt which was a kind of "this is what you get for eating at a fancy place alone" wtf moment).Read more

  • Day19

    Barcelona, Spain

    June 17 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 34 °C

    Jo and I went to a dinner and flamenco show last night. It was a buffet dinner and the food was surprisingly very good. The show was even better. There was one guitarist who was spectacular and he was George's twin. No doubt about it all. I love the dancing... exceptional foot work but i can't get into their singing. A great night though and a lovely leisurely stroll home.

    Up at the crack of dawn today for our walking and bus tour combination of the city. We started with a drive past the harbour and the to venues overlooking the city that were built for the 1992 Olympics. All the venues are still maintained and used by the various sports. Something almost unheard of in today's era. It is magnificent view of the city from the hills.

    Until this morning, I had never heard of a Catalonian architect by the name of Antoni Gaudi. His unique architectural style is on display throughout the city. His mot famous work is the incomplete construction of Sagrada Família. It initially began under architect Francisco de Paula del Villar. In 1883, when Villar resigned, Gaudí took over as chief architect, transforming the project with his architectural and engineering style, combining Gothic and curvilinear Art Nouveau forms. At the time of his death in 1926, less than a quarter of the project was complete.

    Relying solely on private donations, Sagrada Familia's construction progressed slowly and was interrupted by the Spanish Civil War. In July 1936, revolutionaries set fire to the crypt and broke their way into the workshop, partially destroying Gaudí's original plans, drawings and plaster models, which led to 16 years work to piece together the fragments of the master model. Construction resumed to intermittent progress in the 1950s. Advancements in technologies such as computer aided design and computerised numerical control have since enabled faster progress and construction past the midpoint in 2010. However, some of the project's greatest challenges remain, including the construction of ten more spires, each symbolising an important Biblical figure in the New Testament. It is anticipated that the building can be completed by 2026, the centenary of Gaudí's death.

    Not my style of architecture but spectacular to say the least. In one of the photos there are 2 figures whose masks resemble Bobba Fett and the Stormtroopers in Star Wars. I wonder if this is where George Lucas came up with some design ideas?

    After a lunch of various delicious pintxos (small slices of bread similar to a baguette topped with savoury delicacies) we continued our tour to Park Guell which is set on a hillside overlooking Barcelona. It was meant to be a real estate development for the rich designed by Gaudi but failed due to its distance from central Barcelona at the time. It is now a Public park owned and maintained by the city.
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  • Day7

    Barcelona, Spain

    April 15, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 12 °C

    Staying at the HGL Citypark Paleyo. Not real flash. They are renovating and the room and hallway smells very badly of glue fumes. The room has a lot of street noise to and the window does not shut properly either. The room is very small with no where to put anything. No tea and coffee making facilities either :( , Apart from that the location isn't too bad.
    Had a dinner and show at the Tablo Cordobes located on the Rambler. That was really good. The food was very good and the wait staff excellant. The show was very good to.
    The journey to Barcelona was interesting. We traveled on remfe train and they had double booked our seats. I ended up finding a spair seat but Clint had to stand the last hour and a half in the entry exit point of the train and wait until we landed at Barcelona station. This was also afer we were fined 50 euro for not writing the date on our rail pass today. My lord. and the train was a half hour late to boot.
    The day started out and continued to be testing but the night at the Cordobes turned this around. Hopefully tomorrow will be much better allround. The weather is fantastic to. Now theres another positive amongst the list of intersting events.
    An excellant day 2 in Barcelona on the hop on hop off bus. There were two routes green and orange. Both take about 2.5hrs in duration for a full round trip each. What a great way to see Barcelona in such a short time. Weather is amazing again. The hotel still ordinary. The tapas in Barcelona is amazing.
    Day 3 in Barcelona has been a great day to. The weather perfect again. Walked and walked today and went back to some of the sites we passed on the bus yesterday. Stopped at a small resturant in some square and had tapas again. Love tapas. Doing a tapas tour this evening at 5 different venues apparently. We will see what that is like.1qa.
    Tapas tour tonight with Urban Adventures. Great tour. Seen some more of the city with an English speaking guide and ate way too much.
    Have decided if we get back to Barcelona that we should spend a week here to see all the stuff we want to see. We haven't even scratched the surface of what we could see here. Also, very busy time of year between March and October. People everywhere.
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