Hostal Gat Xino

Calle Hospital 149-155, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08001, Spain and Canary Islands | Hostel
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Intro to Spain

A travel blog entry by ashnbrieurope on Jul 20, 2014

1 comment, 9 photos

... packed full of history and when our tour guide starts
talking it seems like this is the place that George R R Martin got a lot of inspiration
for Game of Thrones! The city is large and as we weave our way through its
little side streets we see how easily you can get lost. Barcelona has its own
Arc de Triumph in its midst as well as a massive garden full of weird modern
“art”. The tour ends next to the zoo in the park and our guide tells us the ...

Un Buen Fin de Semana

A travel blog entry by gretchenart on Jun 23, 2014

2 comments, 92 photos

... br> The real highlight of the weekend was the Festival of Flowers as part of the Corpus Christi celebration at the beach town just outside Barcelona, Sitges. Sitges is also the gay capital of Spain supposedly and a very popular beach town.

I met the guide and other students at the Metro Barceloneta, an easy 2-line and 5 stop ride from the nearest Metro Station to me: Sant Antoni (15 minutes total). Turns out none of the students was from the ...

The Beach at Barcelonita.

A travel blog entry by erinkats on Aug 16, 2013

3 photos

... MC Hammer. We dropped into a shop to try on some pairs, and found one that was particularly fun, so we bought it. Shopped out, we headed home for a nice Dmitriy prepared meal... my favorite type. There are certain dishes I have left to Dmitriy to call his own. This is mostly due to the fact that he loves his mom's version, so I will not continue to compete to for the specific flavor he desires. The meatballs he made ...

Reflections of our time in Spain

A travel blog entry by abi.latham on May 04, 2013

... on their faces they are sharing the woes and misfortunes that life has bestowed upon them. Seriously after one meal Vern’s ears were ringing and we were getting a little low at the lack of smiles after 5 days there.


In comparison to the Netherlands there seems a lot less or lack of pride in self, property and country. There is a lot more poverty generally. Modern buildings everywhere are grotty, graffiti is widespread and things are not as ...

Goodbye cruise / hello Europe

A travel blog entry by pseudonym on Sep 15, 2012

6 photos

... it is, nevertheless, the most breathtaking building we have seen.

Following that we visited Park Guell, another Gaudi creation but as we had spent so much time visiting the Sagrada Familia we had to forgo visiting the Museum.

Finally, we were keen to at least see the Montjuic area of Barcelona and did so by catching another hop on, hop off bus. Lots of interesting sights and ideas for a future visit. Mind you, more people got off at the Barcelona FC stadium ...

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