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... streets are lined with superb looking Tapas bars with hundreds on huge hams hanging & ageing. The best Iberian ham is taken from wild black pigs that live on a diet of acorns. As you walk along the street every second shop is the most mouth watering tapas bar & interspersed by llovely italian clothes & shoe shops. We stopped for a coffee & mouth watering chocalate crossant to rest our weary bodies. Lunch time we went to ...
... palatable, however with that in mind, would have no problem disposing of it if wasn't. It was actually ok, but no, not going to win any awards! We were surprised with the price of beer. A can from the supermarket came in at .23c. Cheaper than Colombia! The picnic ended up being in our room as we overlooked the fact that it was a little too chilly to be out. But it was a nice idea! We strolled along the famous strip La Rambla, lined with ...
... of Catalan stick dancing reminiscent of English Morris dancing. Arrived at the Plaza and a stage was set up with TV crews everywhere and some adults and kids forming human pyramids on stage. When that ended we realised no one was leaving and found ourselves in the dead middle of the square with now the serious competition which the locals call Castells happening alternately on three sides of us! Three teams ...
... to Barcelona and got there within 2 hours which was awesome
compared to the 7 hour bus ride we had been considering. The high speed train
reminded me a lot of the trains that we went on in china, getting up to 300
km/h which was not only luxurious but awesome. We got to Barcelona around 11 am
and immediately noticed differences. The metro system was way harder to navigate
and our initial impression of the people and cleanliness was a lot different.
In Madrid, ...
... until recently the whole park was free but now they charge to go near the special buildings. John and I had a good time walking up to the different overlooks and seeing the pretty buildings from a distance. We had to wait a bit at first to explore though because the rain came down in buckets and we didn't want to get soaked.
After the park we started to make our way back to Susanna's place. There are many vendors in the street selling sweet potatoes. Since we ...