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We had a good flight, but only slept for a couple of hours. Flying into Europe is a non-issue - immigration just stamps your passport without even looking at you and you barely notice customs. After picking up our bags we headed for the bus area. We misunderstood the schedules and ended up missing the first bus that came along that was going to Sitges. So, we went back into the terminal and had ...
... nodding.) Unbelievable. Short version. Up a very steep road to the Monastery built on a ledge on the side of a 'serrated' mountain (see the pictures. I can't explain it) in 1025. It is on the sunny side of the mountain facing the Mediterranean sheltered from the cold from the Pyrenees by the mountain. ( Imagine how cross they would have been if they found a ledge on the shady side with no view.) Montserrat is the most visited Holy Site after The Vatican. Even more visitors than ...
Our hotel has a breakfast buffet at a reasonable price so after a great breakfast we were out the door and heading for the Gaudi cathedral, La,Sagrada Familia. The building is simply beyond words to describe. Construction began in 1883 and continues today! Three cranes tower over the building and over 300 construction workers work on the site. Construction is expected to be finished on 2026, the 100 year anniversary of Gaudi's death.
Gaudi was commissioned to ...
... that also did waxing - very opportune! I had been battling to find a beautician in Barcelona to get my legs waxed b4 going to Morocco on Sunday - a 5 minute wait and i was on the table!!!
Rich went for a little walk and we met back at a really cute little patisserie right across the street from the hairdresser - La Monserratina - a Degustation patisserie!!!
It had the best coffee we have had on our trip so far!!!! And only E1.30!!!! I couldn't resist a ...
... different themes from different periods in his artistic life, for example the Donna Room (woman room), Horse Room, Rhino Room, Sea Room, Religion Room, and Divine Comedy Room. Really great stuff, you have to check out the pictures to know what I'm talking about. Afterwards I went back to the hostel for a nap, then went out that night only to get a bite to eat. I found a sports bar on Las Ramblas, which was showing the Denver Nuggets' 1st playoff game against the ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking