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Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... meant by that at first. Perhaps he thought we were saying 'drool’! He figured out we meant accent and advised that if you live in the city you have less of an accent than those living in rural areas. They had been travelling around Spain and were also doing the bus trip. He was quite a friendly guy. It’s so hard not to imitate Americans when talking to them!
They had a few interesting buildings around. We passed the Olympic Stadium where the 1992 Olympics ...
... necklaces. There were little scarves and jewelry. Many other types of (as Amanda calls them...) Doo Dads. Amanda has a turquoise ring already, and the prices were good so I decided to look at some. I was looking through a few I had picked out and all of the sudden, the peddlers grabbed the stuff and bolted into the bushes. I was still holding 6 bracelets! Sure enough, we looked to the side and the Police had come by (apparently illegal to sell trinkets in ...
... mix old world European architecture with modernist architecture harmonically. The most famous Catalan Modernist is Antoni Gaudi and his most well-known work is the Sagrada Familia Basilica. We went twice – once with G’ma and Mungo for an external view and again for a look inside. What I loved most was the light in the main nave. Light reflected off the stain glass turned parts of the ceiling and walls into a mosaic of colors. Alex and I found ...
... Back to the pipes, there were three sets of pipes, one set for the public baths, one set for private homes and one set for public water fountains. The streets were flooded with water everyday to clean them and there were stepping stones placed in the street so that people could walk across without getting their sandals wet. Those stones were spaced so that the chariot axles could straddle them. A single stepping stone meant that it was a one-way street, two ...
... as street artists mingle with many flower stalls and cafes. As this area is a magnet for tourists it is also a magnet for organised crime as I’m sure most visitors are warned.
4 ships were in port today, The Aida Blu, Costa Flavolosa, us and our old friend the Ventura. The main sights will be extra busy today so another reason to avoid them.
For our first stop we headed for a hill on the other side of town. The mount known as Tibidabo was a metro, a ...
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