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... tour of nearby Carmona was next. This typical Andalusian village is virtually untouched by tourists.....yet. It is a walled town that has outgrown the walls but retained the old village feel inside. We spent two good hours with our very informative and humorous guide lady here. She seemed to know many inhabitants and the local feel was obvious.Whitewashed village houses and narrow cobbled streets were the focal points and old men ( and women) sitting in the town square talking. ...
... in the Eixample district. It is right near la Rambla. (The Gothic Quarter is only a ten minute walk.) Its sister hotel is right next door, Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona. This hotel seems more upscale but we liked The Regina. Jose works in both hotels.
Before we left we went down to the front desk and I asked Jose Gavira if he thought the private tours I found on the internet were too expensive. He thought they were way too much. He did not know of any private tours but ...
... left and grabbed a taxi back to the hotel before meeting up with a bigger group for dinner. I had tapas. Finally, my first tapas in Spain!
Then, we decided to get ready and go out. A group of us walked to a discoteca called Razzmatazz, but when we arrived, we realized that it was far too expensive. Some of us went home, but some of us decided to take another taxi over ...
... La Sagrada Familia and went to get ready for the night.
We started the night by going to the IceBarcelona, which is ice bar where literally everything is made out of ice. From the couch, to the lamps, to the chairs, to the walls, to the glasses the drinks were served in, all the way to the bar itself. We got our huge eskimo/alien coats and a pair of gloves and headed into the huge freezer. We all walked in and were kind of disappointed because it was literally a giant ...
... we visited the rooftop bar and enjoyed some café con leche, and I even got dinner recommendations from our bartender, completely in Spanish (I am doing pretty well with my limited command of Spanish, if I do say so myself)!
We took our time heading out for dinner, and ran into Terri and Sib, our new friends from Dothan (AL), heading out at the same time. We took the bartender's suggestion for a good Tapas ...