Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... the morning tour at the Santa Maria del Mar church. We had lunch and walked back to Las Ramblas and the hotel where we collected our luggage and left for the train station. We had a little time before our train and we were on a mission to find some gelato, so we took a little walk and came upon Plaza Espana with its beautiful roundabout and venetian towers. An old bullring, now shopping mall, has a lift that takes you to the top for a 360* view of the city, and ...
- Walked around El Bari Gotic
- Barcelona Cathedral
- Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral
- Casa Batllo
Food & Booze
- Coffee @ Xocoa Cafe (great coffee with the locals!)
- Lunch @ Can Majo (Went for the paella, which was good, but not better than mine. Overpriced but great views of the beach and good sangria)
- Dinner @ Tapeo, anem de tapes (one of my favorites of the trip: croquetas, ...
... eggs in the fridge, that was a treat.
As we marched through the old city gates to our right was the Anfiteatro Arena (30 AD) still used today for concerts and plays. The sun was just setting and the rooftops of Verona were bathed in a golden glow. We visited the requisite churches and admired the architecture and art contained within, crossed the Adige River using the pedestrian bridge Pie Petra and arrived at the Teatro Romano (late 1st ...
... just like melted chocolate, and a bit too rich for Luke - although the girls finished theirs!
Steve then guided us all to a large cat statue in one of the back streets - very cool and the kids loved it. We ambled our way back and caught the Metro.
It was the girls night to be in charge of dinner, and we cooked store bought pizza - a yummy one with Serrano ham cost EUR 2.65 - yum! The girls have chosen chocolate All bran for tomorrow's ...
... activity has been dining in the open-air cafes along the tree-lined street, La Rambla. Although it is late September the air is warm even at night. It is magical to sit there sipping wine, eating Paella and people watching. We have been pleasantly surprised at how much we can access our spanish even after 8 months of neglect.
Tomorrow we start our bike tour of the Pyrenees and I can only hope I feel as well prepared for biking as I have for travelers' ...