987 Barcelona Hotel
Travel Blogs from Barcelona
We slept in a little today and then headed to the Executive Lounge for breakfast. They had eggs, bacon and fruits along with pastries and meats and cheeses. We sat on the balcony and looked at the sea.
Before we headed out to the ship, I need to run across the street to get some Euro from the ATM. After a having a few issues and having to call American Express, and make three trips to the ATM, I was able to get some cash.
I then went back to the hotel, we ...
... the city on the hop on hop off bus on Saturday, visiting Montjuric, with its panoramic views and gardens, and the FC Barcelona Stadium.
Sunday we strolled through the streets of the Gothic Quarter, visiting the Picasso Museum and then walking through the Arc de Triumph to the beach. For dinner we boarded the Gourmet Bus, with tapas and wine provided, and watched as the city prepared for its night life. A visit ...
... avenues. No one else was there at 3 pm but the offering was superb, the best, and a great finish.
We decided to walk through our proposed metro-to-Renfe way to the airport. Once we had realised the proposed way was too far and too complex we spoke to a helpful metro dude who came up with a simpler route for us to take. We returned via the tunnels and metros to our flat,
turned on the heater and prepared ourselves and our stuff.
Tomorrow we take the plane home.
... on our own vehicle. In fact, given a choice, we almost always opt for the public option. It's good for the environment and most times our budget too!
After we bid farewell to the car we returned to center city to explore a bit and find a spot for lunch. We were staying near the Sant Station and just two block away there were several ethnic restaurants. We choice Lebanese food and were really happy with a vegetable dip platter and ...
... we headed home but not before we stopped at the Korean grocery store. The store we were recommended to by the waiter at the Korean restaurant is actually very close to our apartment. Its supposedly the only one in the whole of Barcelona. LOL. At least the city has one. We stocked up and got that sense of being "rich" again with all our kimchi, noodles and sauces. Going to eat well for the next few days.