Hotel & Spa Villa Olimpica Suites
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... and all the usual stuff. I think the boys would have bought a shirt except they were so expensive (and their wives probably wouldn’t have let them!).
There were a couple of other interesting buildings – especially the one with the big fountain out the front but after that there wasn’t a whole lot. It was starting to get quite warm and it was the afternoon by now so we were ready to hit the beaches.
Once we were back near La Rambla, the ...
... the first available window was at 5pm to 5:30. It was only 2:30 so we had some time to kill. We decided to buy the tickets and walk around the other parts, perhaps grab an ice cream or a drink while we waited. The park only allows a certain number of people every 30 minutes, to avoid overcrowding and tourist frustration.
As we left the ticket vending area, we saw more peddlers, but this group was selling different trinkets. There were turquoise ...
... ropes course that we did as a family, and 2) finally meeting up with the Sena family (friends of friends from the Bay Area) who are also traveling around the world. We have been trying to meet up since Asia.
One of the themes from our journey has been “facing our fears.” Olivia and I both have a fear of heights. Mine is specific to crossing high bridges where you can see between the slats. (Weird, I know.) So, this ropes course was ...
I woke around 2am to the dulcet tones of Gill snoring! After scrabbling in the darkness, I quickly found a pair of my ear plus and shoved them in! After showers we headed out for the day. We popped into Café Zurich on Catalunya Plaza for brekky - however..... We quickly discovered it was more a drinks place than a food place from the people supping beer at 10am! I think I'm going to start becoming one of those Brits ...
... all Gaudi'ed out and returned to the hotel satisfied that we had seen the best of it.
In the evening another attempt was made to locate the elusive restaurant from the previous night. This time Google maps was employed in the quest and forearmed with its exact location, we set off from the hotel using the trusty Metro system.
All went well, a fine meal was had and two weary heads finally lay down for a final nights sleep in this wonderful country Espaņa.