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Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... and vegetables for our entire stay.
It makes me laugh when we exhibit our American habits that the locals politely correct. We were grabbing a plastic bag for each type of vegetable we were purchasing to keep things separate. When paying at the scale, the shop owner immediately began dumping everything out of the bags and on to the scale in seemingly random groups. Everything got packaged in one plastic bag instead of seven. I should ...
Only have time for a short post Barcelona is great. Sun is out and it's hot! Can't say I am a fan of the hotel. It's very outdated and doesn't have free wifi. Although I think we were spoilt with our last hotel as it had just been renovated. Shopping is AMAZING here. Just want to buy everything....but I won't don't worry. Today we ...
... moving thousand person line I've ever been in and headed through the walkways onto the ship!! After taking a walk all around the ship, we played some mini golf, had a drink and then came the announcement - tomorrow there's predicted 30-35 knot winds with waves of 2-3 metres... And because there's no dock in villefranche, France, we are no longer stopping at that port and are continuing on at sea for tomorrow instead :( unfortunate but still ...
We spent the rest of the afternoon/evening strolling the 5km shopping strip and stopping to look at some Gaudi designed buildings. I also spent some time looking at pet hamsters. I wonder if I can take one back to London? They are so small a landlord would never notice.
Anyway, tomorrow we plan to do some more sight seeing and obviously eat a lot more food.
PROBLEMS - albeit minor ones.
The first problem - I shall call it hiccup, is that of acquiring the aforementioned LPG gas. I was aware that it isn't readily available in as many service stations as in, say England, or even France. But I didn't know it was going to be like finding rocking horse droppings. John has a plan. We will be able to find some, without a doubt, in Barcelona, says he. We'll drive through and find a big petrol station. Somewhere ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center