Hotel Catalonia Castellnou
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... at a near by restaurant.
I arrived at my apartment to my RA Aida and roommates Devon, Paley, and Bianca. Our apartment has no air-conditioning BUT is very nice and has 3 rooms, a tv, two bathrooms, a living room, kitchen, and balcony.
I met with my friends from New York at a restaurant called "Little Italy" in El Born, and I have just returned home.
What a wonderful start to an action packed semester
P.S. pictures to be added ...
I didn't want to write this blog at all... But I've slept on it now and I guess it wouldn't be entirely truthful to our journey to leave it out.. Barcelona was only a one day trip as we were onto Mallorca next. Upon arrival at the airport we checked the exchange rate and it was 10 euro less than what we've been offered every where else, we checked the taxi fare and were quoted 20 euro for a 5min trip and ...
... one person elevators which they would stand on and operate to descend lower.
We started on the outskirts, trying to be systematic in our approach to the market. the plan did not last very long! We had a beer and wine before delving into the action! They had meat hanging from the rafters and they looked like pig legs. This "jamon" is aged ham and from what we see, an expensive treat in Spain. We saw many stands with this ham ...
... back to the hostel, the guys wanted to go for a stroll. We head to the popular Las Ramblas. OMG, my spidey senses were on full-throttle. I felt like all these random shady characters were preying on unsuspecting tourists. I didn't feel good. So happy when they were ready to return to the hostel.
3 travelers arrived at the hostel in the next 2 hours. Yeah...not very restful for me. With window open it was impossible to sleep with the street noise.
... on top of the roof. These sculptures look like the ones on the facade of Sagrada Familia, which you will find in the second Barcelona entry since we toured the basilica with the boys when they came back into the city with grandpa. While Gaudi worked on Sacrada Familia he actually lived in the basement of the building in a small room amidst his drawings and models of ...