Gastehaus Gran Via
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... maybe not for the Peel estuary. We had lunch in the building where they originally had bull fights.. now only floors of restaurants and bars.
I sound like Mitchell.. always on about food .. more tapas and sangria tonight!
We have just had a sample of Barcelona, but it is a vibrant, surprising city. It seems all the world is a tourist, but it certainly wasn't uncomfortable or ...
Day 1: We arrived in Barcelona, Spain about mid morning after a short flight from London. Although the flight was short it was a bit of a bumpy one and Shaun didn't have much leg room at all, however I guess that's what you get with a no thrills cheap airline!
We caught a taxi from the airport to our apartment which was also an experience (I have never felt so unsafe in a taxi before). The driver kept looking down etc and was not paying attention to the road but we made ...
... and the seat was a life-saver.
At some stage, I had been attacker by a little nibbler and my feet were covered in red bites and very itchy, so the shopping list in my mind had stretched to cheese, ham and Anthisan.
True to form, we stayed on the bus one stop more than we had intended, which launched us into the centre of Barcelonetta, the area by the sea. To me this sounded more like a variety if ice-cream than a destination.
It was heaving.
All along ...
... in a train station. Our train from Nice was supposed to take around 12 hours, an already great amount I wasn't looking forward to. However it ended up taking over 16 hours because of an apparent train breakdown. I'll probably never know because the only reason we knew something was wrong was all of a sudden everyone left the train. The announcement in French meant nothing to us, but we soon realized the situation. We were herded into a bus and sent down the ...
... just imagine what it would have been like to be there in 1992, the excitement and anticipation would have made a great atmosphere. We then made our way uphill to the castell de montjuic which gave great views of Barcelona. After this we walked to the opposite side of town to the Parc De La Ciutadella. It's a massive park with a lake where you can hire row boats, but the best part of the lake would definitely be the fountain. It was massive, so grand looking and just ...