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Antonio Gaudi was the theme of the day and forgive my spelling in advance as I am bound to get this wrong. We got up early and well found a post office (no easy task let me tell you) and yes parcels are on their way home! Breakfast was bratwurst (what can I say!) Next was Guell park and to say you could not swing a cat for tourists is no understatement!!! I can see why Gaudi's professor ...
Yes folks, after 22 hours in the air and about 6 sitting at airports waiting to get into the air, we're in Barcelona. Not much to tell as yet - we hope to do some exploring tomorrow so don't worry there'll be some really interesting tales to come. In the meantime, here are a couple of pics taken at Athens airport on our way though. We both liked the name of the local Internet supplier .....
Ps sitting in hotel room, ...
... cool. We see fabulously colorful vegetables and fruit; we buy some prunes for me and nuts for G.
Around the corner there is a delicacy on display: skinned lamb heads. Further down, find fish of every species. Tripe and feet and, well, whatever you want. The place is packed with everyone from tourists to restauranteurs to homemakers buying a bit of everything. It is great fun.
We find a restaurant and enjoy a breakfast ...
... and all that we had seen in just the past several hours of his work. We finally moved to the east side, which is the Nativity Facade, and viewed the wonder of the stories told in ornate detail therein. When the structure is finished it will have 18 towers (one for each of the 12 apostles, one for each of the four evangelists, one for Mary and the tallest for Jesus).
From the Nativity Facade we entered a sort of exhibit hall under the building with a view of ...
... ham. The main course was Seafood vermicelli- fabulous!. We even had dessert because they were brought round on a little plate so you could see what you were going to get and these were good too. After 2 hours we walked home for a long siesta. A lot of places are closed on Sunday though we did find several bars open in the Gracia district. Despite opinions that the city is unsafe we found it to be as safe and friendly as any city we have been to and would highly recommend ...
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed