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Monday 11th August. Hi all we have arrived in Barcelona. The weather is warm with a high of around 30 degrees and a low of 21 degress, lucky there is a wonderful sea breeze which brings the temp to around and 25, perfect! After 23 hours of travel it's time for sleep.
Tuesday 13th August. So after a 12 hour catch up nap we set off this morning to see the sights on the hop on - hop off tourist bus, top floor off ...
... meant by that at first. Perhaps he thought we were saying 'drool’! He figured out we meant accent and advised that if you live in the city you have less of an accent than those living in rural areas. They had been travelling around Spain and were also doing the bus trip. He was quite a friendly guy. It’s so hard not to imitate Americans when talking to them!
They had a few interesting buildings around. We passed the Olympic Stadium where the 1992 Olympics ...
... being that there are jazz and other music clubs throughout. I have one right next door. I kind of like the feeling of not being so isolated because I am working at night. I can always close the windows if I need to talk on the phone in peace!
From Wikipedia and other sites:
El Raval is a neighbourhood in the Ciutat Vella (“Old City” in Catalan) district of Barcelona, Spain. The area, especially the part closest to the port, was also ...
... we went to a couple wonderful Christmas concerts including a traditional Catalan singer and a soul/blues concert performed by a group from Ghana called the Sey Sisters.
We also had fun trying out different tapas bars together and found that our favourite was the bar in the historic market, La Boqueria. Called Pinotxo, this bar was well known for its fresh seafood tapas as well as some succulent meat dishes. We learned that you have to arrive well ...
... my favorite dish, Arroz Negro, which is basically like Paella but the rice is made with squid ink, so it's black. And they serve it with this garlic mayonnaise and oh my god, I could not get enough of it. I went to this restaurant called Los Caracoles (the snails) and it has been in the same location since 1835 and run by the 5th generation of the same family. There are photos on every corner of every wall of every movie star from silent films to ...