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Barcelona is a city that we had been excited to visit ever since we had started planning our trip. It had been described as fun, vibrant, exciting. In the end, however, it does remain a big city. Perhaps it is because it was scheduled at the end of our trip or perhaps the intense heat is starting to get to us but we somehow felt a little let down …
... it was strange. So we were off to see the 'Music Palace’ (We actually didn’t know where we were going he wouldn’t tell us), a place where a wealthy man had built a huge house and surrounding gardens. Then we would picnic and head to another place (once again we didn’t know).
However this is where the plans changed and things started to get weirder. One of his friends wanted to join us so that she could practice her English. Naturally Leah and ...
... a load of it later. I tried getting rid of some Moroccan Dirham at Casablanca but they wouldn't take them because I didn't have the ATM receipt from when I withdrew it. Luckily I found an English guy who currently lives in Marrakech who was willing to swap all of my remaining Dirham for some Euros he had left over. So to the smug cashiers at Casablanca who so enjoyed turning me away with a bunch of their useless currency still in my hands, ...
... to nosh on fresh strawberries and cherries I began my search. To my surprise, by the time I made it through the fruit, toast, pata negra and queso the rain had slowed and the sun began to peek from behind the clouds. I ordered a second cup of coffee trying to decide what to do but before I could make it half way through the cup the rain had stopped and the walkways were almost completely dry from the bright sun by the time I was finished.
... the fact that not a lot of people spoke English, especially in the south of Spain and the Russian embassy. Which is fine, I got to whip out my Spanish and found it very satisfying that I could get around with it. However, Barcelona was different in this respect. There are just so many tourists and they just don't know any Spanish at all, so everyone speaks English. In a way I think it's a bit rude to come to a country with absolutely none of the language and to be ...
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