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On the schedule for this morning was a visit to the Museu Picasso. On the way to the metro we noticed how quiet the streets were and then remembered that it's Sunday.
The museum is great, especially with the audio guide. The collection has a large focus on his early work and ...
... didn't commence until 8pm - so much for getting an early night.
Anyway, we eventually had dinner in the cafeteria. I think it was the first time Mum had celebrated her birthday with plates on a tray. Still, the food was ok and we were all starving so we ate everything.
We then went back to our cabin and went to bed. There was a bit of messing about but we eventually all got to sleep, once the ship announcements stopped at ...
... was 60 euro! Not dollars Euro. So naturally I left and found some
cheapo towel in the shop with Barcelona written all over it and it was 7 euro.
Much happier. I head back at around 11 30 and was surprised to see the sleeping
giant had awoken and was hungry. We get some snackaroos and head to what I have
been waiting for, The beach! We walk around the zoo we saw the day before which
I must say was not a particularly nice view but after Briony constantly
... than we did during 4 days in Madrid. Can't wait take a nap at the beach one of these afternoons! We dropped off our stuff and quickly made our way into the old city of Barcelona. Specifically, we took a 2.5 hour walking tour of the Barri Gotic (the Gothic Quarter). Known for it's Gothic architecture, it was once the neighborhood of the elites. Now, Barri Gotic sports an artsy vibe and it's winding, narrow streets are filled with ...
... my iTunes as I cruised at 80mph.
As I arrived at the outer districts of Bcn the 1st thing that struck me was the amount of scooters, they're everywhere, nipping in and out of gaps, cutting everyone up, pests with high pitched buzzing. They reminded me of flies. As I got further into the city I realised that this was indeed a very common form of transport for the people of Bcn, young old, women and ...