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... in Tarragona live. Next we took a quick break for lunch where Jordan and I nommed on some yummy gazpacho. We then hopped back on our bus and went to the Monasteri De Santes Creus which was about 30 minutes from Tarragona. This is an ancient monastery which is no longer active but is nonetheless gorgeous. Our tour guide explained the monk life style (no talking or eating meat which I totally could not live with) and it was really fascinating. After the monastery we headed back to ...
... in front of us as we moved along, so time passed quite quickly. However, nothing prepares you for the wow factor as you enter this most unconventional of churches, full to the brim with symbolism, craftsmanship and natural light, yet the outside is still very much under construction with an anticipated completion date of 2026 which will be the centenary of Gaudi's death. We were glad to have hired the audio guide as so ...
... there was no indication whatsoever of how long it would take to reach the revered relic, but after a while we felt we were at a point of no return so continued. It is indeed a most unusual piece of art given the distinctive black faces, but the true believers are genuinely moved to be in its presence and to touch the orb in her hand which is exposed through the glass canopy. Meanwhile, Montserrat is something of a religious 'resort' with ...
With Segovia disappearing in our rear vision mirror and the kids jumping out of their skins at the thought of 6 pools with slides and entertainment galore, we headed across Spain towards the north east coast, 1 hour south of Barcelona.
The trip takes 7 hours, but the roads are great and the countryside changes from long dry brown plains, to fertile red earth growing varied crops, to mountains that we cross a few times.
Small villages seem ...
Well, this is all a lot easier than the last time I did this kind of thing 7 years ago thanks to a satnav on my iPhone and EU data roaming for a fiver a day from 3! Everything gone pretty smoothly so far, bike boxed up last night, got a final few bits and bobs today and said goodbye to Ellie, got a lift to the station from Martin with my box and my pannier ...
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