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Don't get me wrong, I love kebabs. Add a ladle of hommus (Such good value) and tobouli in your chosen bread (garlic naan, hands down) and you have a piece of absolute heaven. Similarly, hostels. Everyone is always up for a laugh and a good time.
Though, despite kebabs spoiling the senses (purely taste and smell), the sight of the mysterious meat glistening in the sun as it rotates every three minutes does concern me a spot. ...
... get through the courses, finish and leave. Don't want to wait for a bill. When the bill does come, then you add tax and typically tip 15-20% (I tip 20% for good service, only more when exceptional. 15% for fair service and less than 10% if the service blows. Servers are not entitled to 20%. they have to earn it. I was a waiter before so I know..... $1 per drink at a bar regardless of price. If the drink is $20 - I pay $21. You don't get $4 ...
... Much earlier than the rest of the students in our program, our B&Bs and flights were all booked more than a month before break began.
With the concept of a weekend on a Spanish beach, and the fact that my good friend Hailey is currently studying in Barcelona- why wouldn't we visit here? The Cheetah Girls seemed to have a grand time when they went circa de 2006. Not trying to compete or anything, but I'm pretty sure we had a better time.
The first ...
... us again just after we had been at the police station
- spending a majority of our first three days in Barca either at the police station, the hotel, or dealing with people to help fix the car
- effectively being robbed again by the tyre place (even the police said that the price we paid was robbery!).
So I last left off when we were just on our way to Mataro which is just outside of Barcelona for our first night in Spain. We left pretty late from Carcassonne ...
... on the beach and expect them to be there when you get back. So we skipped the swimming and instead enjoyed bathing under the permanent yellow beach umbrellas. On the way to the beach we stopped in at the Museo d'Historia de Catalunya (the museum of Catalan history). Then later in the afternoon we visited the Picasso museum. The line to get in to the Picasso museum was long and our feet were aching, but it was totally worth the wait! The ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility