La Grande Maison
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We have a great sleep as they have mechanical blinds on the outside of the windows so the room stays nice and dark and quiet :-). We struggled to get up, but we managed to allow enough time to catch a train to the meeting point in the central town. We didn't have time for breakfast so we grabbed something from a local cafe. Then we were soon on our way on this walking tour. We had a great tour guide who was originally from ...
... as well as enormous distractions. However, I do have to eat a healthy lunch and so charted out a lunch adventure in my neighborhood at a vegetarian restaurant with rave Yelp reviews called Teresa Carles on said iPad. It's just a 12 minute walk from my studio. So I dropped my things off from class, picked up the handy shopping cart I bought the other day and headed out for my first chance to do a tiny bit of exploring, one small adventure ...
... a viewing area. We took the lift to the top (it costs like 1 euro each) and walked around and got a great view of the city. Down in the mall we got some great gelato, which you can pretty much find anywhere in the Mediterranean, and walked through some parks towards our hotel.
We turned in a little early this night, because we were headed to Montpellier the next day. My first visit to France!
... by themselves are breathtaking, but even the outside architecture was fascinating to look at. After we finished our sightseeing, which included at least two hours of walking, we grabbed lunch and went to the beach for the rest of the day. Then we went to dinner and finally headed back to Opium, but not before going to the ice bar which was much smaller than I thought it would have ...
... and around the cathedral, that make you feel as though you're wandering through a maze from another century. Because you are, I suppose. Go get lost in them. It's wonderful. And while we're talking locations, avoid Las Ramblas, that main vein running through the city. It's much less fascinating and much more of a tourist trap, so unless you really need to stock up on your fridge magnets or you simply prefer to pay double the price for your glass of wine ...