Hotel Barcelona House
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... was called the Gaudí hotel, named after a very famous architect who you will be hearing a lot more about in this blog post!
The first thing we did was go and grab lunch. My mom had looked up some good restaurants in the area and we found a nice falafel shop where we could put all the fix ins we wanted on it! It definitely took me back to the time I spent in Israel, the food there is much different than the food in Spain and much different from the US as ...
... to more distant higher hills. There also appear to be olive groves, and some small tree plantations presumably for wood. The bus went into the city of Girona, about half way between Perpignan and Barcelona and we'd been on the bus for 2 hours. It was now 2.30pm. At least we were seeing sights at a slow and close distance we wouldn't on the train, but it was pretty warm on the bus and we were becoming sleepy and sweaty, digital thermometers were showing 26' or a ...
... neighbors as they pass by or join them for an evening aperitif. How totally urbane and sophisticated!
Our AirBnB accommodation hosted by Jaume & Juan Pere, happened to be (as you can see in the pictures) a couple of blocks from the Sagrada Familia; the cathedral designed by Antonio Gaudi in the early 1900's which is expected to be completed around 2030. This piece of architecture is captivating work which continues to amaze as it unfolds. ...
... This proved to be further than we thought and difficult to navigate the narrow streets without name signs. At last we saw a sign for the museum and we were happy until we found it. There was the longest line of art lovers we had ever seen. We had already experienced plenty of Picaso art and we were unwilling to spend two hours in line at three PM. We found a small restaurant inside to cool down, eat lunch and rest.
We still had to find our ...
... much importance, or thought for that matter, to Catalunya’s independence. Sure, she told me, she told people she spoke Catalan, she herself spoke Catalan, and she said she was from Catalan, but the independence movement wasn’t something she occupied herself with. This girl was the youngest person I spoke to, a year younger than myself at eighteen.
Thus were my encounters and conversations with some people of Barcelona. I admire the ...