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Barcelona, 26.-30.12.2008. Arriving in bad bad weather; according to news in the daily press and TV it was supposed having been the worst storms since 50 years, that caused damages of many millions €. After two days it became better and we could enjoy some highlights without umbrella or looking for shelter.
... mix old world European architecture with modernist architecture harmonically. The most famous Catalan Modernist is Antoni Gaudi and his most well-known work is the Sagrada Familia Basilica. We went twice – once with G’ma and Mungo for an external view and again for a look inside. What I loved most was the light in the main nave. Light reflected off the stain glass turned parts of the ceiling and walls into a mosaic of colors. Alex and I found ...
... is a subject of conversation over many dinner tables. I would like to get the view of Sacha, our new maître d', on this. The theatre/entertainment programme at sea is excellent. Guest speakers in the theatre during the day. One speaker, an expert on Micochondial DNA has had a whole series which has packed the theatre. Day one dealt with the CSI glamorization of the subject vs reality; Day 2 on the exhaustive research and science which finally ...
... on the hop-on hop-off bus seeing the sights and getting our bearings. Each of the tour routes took about 2 hours and gave us a good overview of the main tourist attractions.
After a bit of research on public transport we decided to try the local trains the next day - we caught the metro to Parc Guell. We had the choice of two stops and the sign posts to the Parc were reasonably easy to follow - what ...
Today we woke up early, packed up all our stuff and went and goth breakfast from the nice restaurant before it closed. When we got back to the room we rang Alex and Luke to meet them, they were still asleep, they had a big night. So we went and met them down on the promenade deck a bit later. Then we made our au down the ship to get off, I didn't want to leave. We got off the ship and the weather in Barcelona was so bad, we were so lucky ...
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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