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... where we were renting a room to stay. After arriving, we left our stuff and started the day. We met our friend Sarah to go to Parc Güel, a park filled with work by Guadi. In order to see the famous monuments and bench, we had to buy a ticket that would allow us to enter those areas at 5. Since it was 3, we bought the tickets and went to a cheap cafe to grab something quick to eat. Then, we went back to the park to walk around and admire the "free" ...
... stadium holds close to 100,000 people and most games are sold out. The club is worth $3.2 billion and turns over $613 m per year! The merchandising store is 3 floors the size of the Jubilee Exhibition centre at our Royal Show grounds!
On completing the blue line we jumped on the Green line - a true waste of time but we did find the Casino and the Icebar Celona! So into and out of the Ice Bar. ...
... were delicious and the sangria was even better! My new favorite drink. The poor girl we were with got her entire purse stolen from the back of her chair and I saw for the first time what everyone has been warning me about (pickpocketing and thieves). We were all supposed to go out for drinks after but we didn't which was understandable; I wouldn't want to go if it had happened to me! My first July Fourth out of the country and one of the best if you ask ...
... Rick Steve's recommended called Xaloc. Here we had some delicious tapas - tempura, chorizo, and this potato/meat ball thing that was to die for.
Guess what we did after that? Yep, more shopping.
Then we called it an early night at 10pm because we had some packing to finish up.
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... hours you have to pay so we went during the other times. This was absolutely gorgeous, so big and so much detail. This was built during the Gothic phase where detail was everything. Even though all churches and cathedrals are pretty the same they are all so different and beautiful. Then Hannah and I went to a restaurant for some tapas before our tour at 2:30pm. I had some sangria, of course, Greek salad tapas and patatas bravos, which is baked potatoes with a ...