Hotel Azul Barcelona
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... to Barcelona have either had something stolen, or know someone who has. It is the pick-pocket capital of Europe. Jess and I are always pretty careful with our belongings. Jess keeps everything in her zip-up purse, and I keep only what I need in my zip-up pants pockets, so we were doing pretty well right off the bat. But our best defence against those tricky pick-pocketers is Jess' über preparedness. Our reading matter for the bus ride from Valencia to Barcelona was all about ...
... bastoners and a diable (who was responsible for the explosions).
The group (including several musicians) made their way to the top of the steps in front of the cathedral where they stopped to allow the bastoners to go through their bone-threatening paces and then, having attracted more than a few curious onlookers paraded into lovely Carrer del Bisbe and into the courtyard of one of the archdiocesian buildings linked to the cathedral where they assembled in front of one ...
... and didn’t see any goods remaining to be loaded. It appeared all the dock workers had gone home. The captain’s explanation was totally vague and didn’t make any sense. I wonder what the real reason is for the delayed departure. I wonder if some guests are on a very late flight into BCN and the ship is being held for them. Cruiselines often try their best to accommodate passengers who booked airfare together with the cruise. But since check in was supposed to close at 3 ...
... of my travel karma. I firmly believe that the gesture I made when I "hosted" Sue Fish to stay with me was repaid when Elena came into my life. Whether or not I'm correct, it simply describes the kind of person Elena is and the generous heart that she has to host a friend of a friend of a friend - in essence, a stranger - into her home.
Three years later in 2003, I was ...
... food market before having some tapas and another good night sleep! We spent the next couple of days on the beach or exploring the city. We saw the Sagrada Familia which was spectacular from the outside (despite not being finished) and followed a recommendation to head to the MNAC for great views of Barcelona and a beer (and the art). Unfortunately the museum was closed, but the outdoor escalators were still working, which made the hill a lot easier to take! We decided ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility