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  • Day175

    Vilanova i la Getrú & Barcelona

    August 1, 2020 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Ach Vilanova...seit 16 Jahren schenkst Du mir Erholung und Urlaub! Somit mussten wir natürlich auch auf dieser Küstentour hier halten und es war es mal wieder wert...

    Auch Diana war ganz verzaubert von unserem Urlaubsort, dem Strand, gutem Essen und unseren so herzlichen Hosts!

    Das Haus in dem wir gewohnt haben, ist seit 16 Jahren mein Traumhaus: ein schönes freistehendes Häuschen genau nach meinem architektonischem Geschmack: Baujahr 1945 mit Veranda, Pool, Balkon, Türmchen und direkt am Meer! Die neuen Eigentümer haben es in ein noch schöneres Haus verwandelt und somit das Betse rausgeholt. PERFEKT und einfach zum wohlfühlen.

    Einen Tag haben wir uns morgens auf den Weg nach Barcelona gemacht, da Diana diese tolle Stadt noch nie gesehen hat. SO habe ich Barcelona in den mindestens 10 Besuchen allerdings auch noch nicht gesehen: selbstverständlich alle Menschen mit Masken, leere Straßen, Sagrada Familia und Park Güell geschlossen und keine Musik und Straßenkünstler. Die Welt steht Kopf!

    Es war eine wunderschöne Zeit und wir haben das beste raus gemacht und uns mal wieder sehr gut verstanden! Leider wurde Barcelona am Donnerstag vor Abreise noch zum Risikogebiet erklärt, sodass wir uns in Deutschland wohl testen lassen müssen. Aber das waren die 4 Tage am Strand mit perfektem Wetter allemal wert. Hasta pronto Vilanova I la Geltru!
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    Kornelia Kehrmann

    Ja, unser Vilanova ist immer eine Reise wert. Wir hoffen so, dich dieses Jahr noch zu sehen.😄🤗

    8/26/20Reply
     
  • Day14

    Vilanova i la Geltrú

    August 9 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We got on the road a lot earlier than the day before, with the goal to get as close as possible to the French border, so we would have enough time to visit Carcassonne the next day. Things went quite well until we hit a traffic jam that cost us about an hour and a half additional driving time apart from wearing our patience thin. So while still in the jam, we decided it would be better to stop before reaching Barcelona and and booked accommodation in a town we've never heard about. It was a great sunny evening and we enjoyed wetting our feet one last time in the quite warm Mediterranean. Then we had our last dinner in Spain. So far so good...Read more

  • Day15

    A night to remember

    August 10 in Spain ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Behind every picture there's a story, is what people say, but behind these photos there's a particularly exceptional one: After last night's dinner, we went back to the hotel. It was a budget hotel with an automated check-in system and a coded front door lock for after 10 pm. We had two double rooms, one of which was bigger and nicer, with an extra space and a sofa, as well as a balcony. We had planned to spend our last night in Spain with a couple of beers that were waiting for us in the fridge. To our surprise, our key card didn’t open the electronic door lock. We tried a good number of times, but to no avail. So we called the emergency contact number that was posted at the reception desk, but it went immediately to voicemail. A bit panicked, we left a message and tried several times more, the phone number as well as the room key. We tried getting a spare key from the check-in machine,too, but it only produced an error, asking us to contact the reception. We were in full panic now, since we had left everything, including the key for the second room, in the main room, and phone batteries - as well as our patience - were running low. We even called the booking.com support, but they only had the same contact numbers as we did. That's when Marysol discovered the second room's key in her hand bag, which she must have mechanically grabbed when leaving for dinner. That one worked, so at least we had access to the one room. However, we were without any of our clothes, toiletries, or phone chargers. It was a very small room and there was only one queen-sized bed in it. Meanwhile it was already past midnight, so we gave up solving the problem right away and decided to arrange ourselves with what we had. Marysol and the kids shared the bed, while Stephan used all the available towels and the bed sheets from the trunk of the car for a make-shift bed on the floor. As all nights tend to do, this one also passed eventually. Slightly sore and still with nothing but yesterday's clothes, we had breakfast in the little café right outside the hotel. We eagerly waited for any sign of movement, because the so-called emergency phone number still went straight to voicemail. When we saw someone entering the premises with a key, we rushed after her. Trying to explain our problem, she said she was only the cleaner. However, she offered to try to let me in with her universal key. Of course this had to fail as well. We begged her to call someone in charge. Shortly after, a second woman arrived, which turned out to be the second cleaner. Together they tried to open the lock with a special reset terminal, but with the same result. The room stayed shut. We had no choice but to wait for someone in charge to arrive, and probably even for a locksmith, to get our luggage back. We went for a walk along the coast to kill some time. After about an hour, we came back and were greeted by a very apologetic hotel employee who told us that something like that had never happened before, but she would do anything to get into our room, even if it meant to break down the door. While they kept trying to access the room, we used the time and went for some groceries around the corner. When we returned, low and behold, our room was open! They had given up trying the lock and sent one of the cleaners through the adjacent room to climb in through the balcony and open the door from the inside. The hotel offered us a full refund for both rooms accompanied by a huge apology. At least we had stayed the night for free. Happy to be reunited with our stuff, we made haste to take a shower, put on clean clothes and get on the road, because we had planned to reach Carcassonne by noon. With a delay that didn’t turn out too detrimental and this unique and memorable experience, we continued our journey.Read more

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Vilanova i la Geltrú, Vilanova i la Geltru, 08800