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... was closed, oh well. I decided to hop on the funicular right back down, and I figured I'd call it a night. On my way back, I got to the transfer Metro stop and realized it was in Eixample! I heard so much about this part of town, so I decided to walk around and check it out! I'm definitely glad I walked around. There were a ton of people out and about creating a fun atmosphere. Additionally, there was some really cool architecture. This is the area where old Barcelona ...
... to the city center, where we walked around for the last 90 minutes with our professors. Our tour/day of class ended by 3pm, and I decided to stay in the city to see more places myself.
First my friend Sophie and I went to the Mercat St. Josep (note that name is not Spanish, it is Catalan, which is basically a mix of French and the version of Spanish I speak.). This market has the same idea as Pike Place Market in Seattle, but on a much bigger scale. There ...
... uphill walk to Park Guell. It was a lovely park complete with modernist buildings and designs of Gaudi plus a wonderful view over the city. Next it was down to Casa Battlo, which was another colourful example of Gaudi's work. Spent the afternoon wandering along the La Rambla which is a pedestrian tree lined street that runs from the main square Placa de Catalunya to the waterfront. It is lined with restaurants and shops but my favourite part was the La Boqueria markets- had ...
... salad bar. It looked packed last night but d/n then realize how many seats are at the back near the hot items. It was a pretty typical salad bar. Tried some pizza as well along with a couple of capuccino's, the second one in the proper cup [23.5 E].
It was a warmer night in Barcelona. We will plan some night photography with a light dinner tomorrow. Back in time to tend so some emails and get the blog done by 2230. Beauty sleep time [**** off, the lot of you].
Question: You have fewer than 24 hours in one of the most interesting cities in the world. What do you do? Answer: split from the group and do exactly what you want to do. A day as a solo traveller was a nice change of pace. I chose to visit the Sagrada Familia. How luxurious not to have to keep ...