Residencia Torre Girona
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... is widely spoken as well, all signs, newspapers are in Catalan and that was quite different to this Brazilian used to Spanish spoken by Mexicans and Argentinians. After a few minutes to decide whether to take the metro, bus or a cab, we opted for the bright black and yellow taxi of Barcelona. Our now buddy, Rick Steves had indicated in his book that Barcelona had one of the largest and most reasonable fleets of cabs in Europe... it was a fast ...
Today was a free day in Barcelona. Pretty much our first day that we didn't have anything planned. Today was just a go with the flow day. Had breakfast at around 8:30. Then we walked down La Rumbla and did some souvenir shopping. We walked to the end a port type thing. We walked in the gothic quarter for a little bit, and then I made my way back to the hotel whilst Lisa and Sarah set off ...
... tram ride and funicular.
Sarria - the Jewish quarter with the yummiest cake and chocolate shops. We know our priorities.
Poble Espanol from the outside as we weren't too keen to pay admission to see artisans stalls. Enough forking out the dosh!
Olimpica - site of stadium and facilities from 1992 Olympics.
Mirimar - Jardin's Costa i Llobera with the huge cacti gardens.
Walked back through Barri Gothic' ...
... I’ve seen so far and what we have back home. After getting back from the beach area we all split up and did various shopping adventures. Gem had said she’d like something small from Barcelona so I went out in search. It’s so frickin hard to find something when you’re looking for it compared to just spotting it. Took me a good couple of hopelessly wandering the streets before I found something ( A mosaic letter G key chain). In the hostel bar ...
... and average tapas, so it was fine! It certainly was an ideal place to people watch, so that was enjoyable! We then decided we weren’t quite full enough, and Kieran was keen for some KFC (cultural I know, but it’s exactly what you feel like after too much sangria), so we went there, and Mel ate KFC for the fourth time in her life. Awesome. Then it was home to bed (it’s already about 12:30 by this stage), and Mel and I sat up ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility