Catalonia Mikado Hotel
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... across the Castellers de Vilafranca on their way to Jaume. We tagged on at the back, listening to the tunes played by their grallers and drummers.
The Castellers de Vilafranca, many people will tell you, are the very best although today was the day when all the teams competing where amongst the best in the world, with the Castellers de Barcelona and the Minyons de Terrassa, who I was privileged to help a little bit last year also taking part.
Placa de Sant Jaume ...
... When the noise is in another language, I can't do that so it becomes white noise and doesn't bother me as much. Whew
Next morning we are not up too early as we needed a bit extra sleep from the late arrival. We do not plan to take the car out of the garage today but will use the local transportation to move around the city. We checked out the hotel breakfast buffet and it wasn't so much so we walked over to the McDonald's at the train station. It ...
... BON VOYAGE!
We must be adjusting to our new time because we slept better and longer. Our shuttle reservation wasn't until 11am so we had leisurely time to iron, pack, shower, and get a light breakfast. No buffet today....we figured there will be plenty of those over the next 12 days! Our van was full and we all were dumped off right at the port next to our huge ship SOLSTICE. Things were ...
... went for a walk to La Ramblas which is a long pedestrian street with lots going on. It's a bit of tourist trap but a nice walk nonetheless. We then went to the closed cathedral which was quite nice then relaxed some more. We then met more Catalan friends Eduardo y Paul for dinner in a very cool restaurant, Boca Grande. It was good to talk to locals and be shown around a bit by them, it has ...
... even that is
waived in this winter season!
In the evening we took a lovely little stroll along the
river, across the bridge and a little bit through the ancient streets by
lamplight. We are finding that the lamplit evenings are more evocative of the
ancient cities than the daytime walks.
January 11, 2012
Indeed, it is still winter. The night ...
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