Travel Blogs from Mataró
... storage. Although all the signs were pointing in one direction it was actually in the complete opposite direction outside the train station and round a corner. But with my stuff safely locked away, I got myself a city map and headed for the subway.
Madrid was just waking up as I popped out of the subway at Sol plaza, on first impressions it was messy there was paper all over the ground, news paper shredded paper and ...
... and is lined with stalls. We came to a huge food market. There were stalls of fresh fruit and fresh juice as soon as you entered. The juices were so bright and colourful! Bright green kiwi juice and hot pink dragon fruit juice. Joe bought a pineapple and coconut juice which was thick and creamy, I had blackberry and raspberry which had crunchy little berry seeds in it and tasted just like I'd put blackberries and raspberry a in ...
... br> as magnificent as the pictures make it out. We checked into our hotel,
freshened up and headed down to a local bistro for our first traditional French
meal! Of course snails featured, along with a traditional soup, and beef
bourguignon. It was all delicious, and a good opportunity to sit down and talk
to a few people! After dinner we jumped back on the coach to do the City Lights
tour of Paris. We started off at the highest point in Paris, the Sacre Coeur
Took advantage of another free walking tour in Barcelona, seeing lots of sights and winding our way through various quarters of the city. We also spent an afternoon wandering round Park Guell, a Gaudi designed project.
Also spent some time at some of his other buildings, Sagrada Familia (cathedral that has so far taken 40 years to build), Casa ...
... yet incredibly old city you see now in the 21st century, where the new elements work to both preserve and celebrate the ancient.
Today we walk down Pau Claris to the Palau de la Musica Catalana to the Explore Catalunya Office to confirm our tour of Barcelona for the following day. Then we proceed to the Placa de Catalunya to redeem our ArtTicket vouchers for the museums we plan to visit.
Next we proceed up the Passeig de Gracia to discover ...