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... the elections at all, knew what pre-election polls told them and assumed the elections would simply fall in line with those polls. This seemed comparable to the American voter perception of elections, with many people relying on polls to tell them who would win. I was in Portugal during the lead-up to the elections and while there were a significant number of political banners and posters advertising the elections, almost no one took any note of them. No one ...
There is absolutely no contest.
The 59 wins by a mile.
It is a great bus, if only we could work out where exactly to get off it when coming home!
Today promised to be the hottest yet, and the master plan was to meet Tom and his partner Aida for a picnic on the beach. Our part in this was to buy queso y jamon, otherwise known as cheese and ham, and appear at the right meeting point.
We now have the 59 going south absolutely taped. No problem. I reckoned that it ...
... for at least another couple of hours!" Needless to say, I did not stay. My houseguest, however, rolled in at 8am. Madness.
A tamer, but equally enjoyable visit, was made by my parents! It was so wonderful to see them and to be able to show them the new city that I love so dearly. We did lots of Barcelona-esque things including a tour around Montjuic, a stroll through the Born, and the Sagrada Familia, or as my father liked to call it, the over ...
... to kick him out but he was passed out! I think he sorted it all out in the morning.
Our last day in Barcelona and we planned to see all the sights that are located close to the city. We started off in the markets which had lots of Jamon, meats, fruit, candy etc etc. Lots of tasty treats. We found it wasn’t really aimed at people wanting to walk along and taste bit and pieces though so it wasn’t as great as I thought it was going to be. Just ...
... European countries are have financial problems. There was a protest march while we were having tea in the mall. There were 100 approx. people marching along with banners (which I couldn't read) using loud speakers to chant something. Our waiter told us they were protesting about the banks. There was no one in that crowd that would have been under 60.
We are also reading of protest demonstrations in Turkey in the mall that we caught the bus at.