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While we were out roaming today, it was a port where about 500 passengers
got off the ship and 500 more boarded – for the last segment of
this cruise, ending in Tampa. Our adventure is half over and the
balance of the time will mostly be spent at sea, working on the
organization of our records and upcoming calendar.
Back on board, we hit happy hour and dinner. With great ideas about
attending some special on board, the body ...
... that I chose to take part in targets assisting the youth of Barcelona through sports and recreation. Today our volunteer group took a group of children out for some team building exercises. Although we weren't necessarily teaching the students anything new with these sports, it just gives them an opportunity to have a bit of fun and the chance to learn ...
Another big day with an 8am breakfast, La Sagrada Familia (the amazing cathedral designed by Gaudi which is still under construction after over 100 years) and a visit to Barcelona beach (complete with BYO market lunch), which was all beautiful. The cathedral could not be more impressive. It is simply AMAZING! Then the train at 3pm to ...
... Kurt got 4 "shrimp with heads" that he saw when we came in. I even tried the Jewish artichokes, and they were pretty good! Mark and I ended up having a liter and half of vino bianco! Go us! Kurt ended up getting 4 more shrimp! We loved the pasta amitriciana, and the carbonara! We weren't getting dessert, but after we asked to take a picture with the waiter, he brought a whole plate of stuff for us! Maybe they do that all the time, who knows? But it was nice! He ...
... locals that didn't speak English, so that was interesting testing out my Spanish skills. I actually did ok. From the skatepark I went and just got lost in the city, found some cool markets and more awesome buildings. Once I got back to the hostel it was time to head off to the Flamenco Dance show. Quite average, then we went down to the main nightlife area got some dinner and went on a bit of a bar crawl with everyone. I really wish I had another week ...