Gran Hotel Balneario Blancafort
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... all the hand luggage stolen. I would have liked not to mention it at all but I believe in being honest and it is important to raise awareness of the crime situation in Spain.
Sadly, Spain is experiencing unprecedented levels of theft, probably due to the current financial situation and increasingly high unemployment in the country, as well as an increase in international criminal gangs operating in the country. It is unfortunate ...
... and feel the fresh air coming through.
That night we went to the gothic quarter area for a walk around and ended up having dinner at a local restaurant. We ordered a whole heap of different tapas including potatoe brava (which is just roasted potatoes with a dipping sauce), squid, meatballs & chicken. We also ordered a jug of sangria & a fish bowl of beer, we decided we were not huge fans of the sangria but at least we had tried it. Overall we loved ...
... did the business in there, and meandering along afterwards I spotted a very welcome green cross and darted in to buy some anti bug cream as by now my bites were driving me nuts and my feet were going red and swelling nicely.
Cream duly applied, I could once more think clearly and it was instantly beer o' clock, so we stopped for our regular Cerveza y tinto at a little pavement joint, where we could sit outside and enjoy the sun and the watch the extraordinary of the world ...
... to do. The architecture was so unique and the port was a fun place to explore. It rained our second day there so we hurried into the city museum which was very interesting. Sad to leave because of the the great hostel, abundant food, and good vibes we nevertheless set out for San Sebastián before we wanted to leave. But onward we go! "The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time." Jack ...
... by Gaudi. The Casa Batllo had a very unique facade while the La Casa Mila had a rippling look to it. Layla also had her physio appointment, which for the first couple days after caused more pain than she was originally in but now is full on in recovery. That night Kieran found a vegetarian restaurant which Layla was very keen to try out. Both of us are really glad we did as it was amazing! We ended up going back the next night with our friend Taylor who also loved ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool