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22 June 2015
Madrid to Barcelona to Paris
Mistakes are inevitable. We are all going to make them and my lord has back packing made me figure some of this out. If you read my first post you know I messed up my trip to Granada. If you guess again what happened this time what would you say? You are right. I messed up my trip to Paris. Now this story is a bit more complicated than just not waking up, and ...
... a trail you can walk between three Cistercian monasteries in the area.
Its short name in Catalan is Monestir de Poblet; its long name in English, the Royal Monastery of Saint Mary of Poblet. Built in the 12th c by Cistercian monks, it became the most important monastery to the houses of Barcelona, Aragon and Castile. In time it became a military complex and finally a royal residence. It is an excellent example of one of the rules of St Benedict:
... few tourists. There was a vendor there dipping a rope into soap, then pulling it through the air creating giant bubbles that all the children would then chase madly until they popped...sometimes on some poor unsuspecting person's head...such fun! We strolled leisurely through the park, snapping many pictures and admiring the various sculptures that were mixed in with the gardens. Jenny contemplated continuining on to the zoo but decided she could see most of ...
... and informative day. I floated the idea of a ride back into town to enable her to experience a different part of this city so we did just that getting the metro back and rising from the depths into a bustling area I'd not seen before. A quick drink and bite energised us for a minor ramble into the a gothic section where we located a wonderful lil cafe/bar for a more extensive proper meal of pinxtos before returning back to the hotel pleasantly wearied by another wonderful taste of ...
... been engaged for 2 days. I think it was just all the sangria, but I know he's a keeper because when I stormed off back to the hotel he followed me back and made me talk. It's no secret that marriage hasn't yet proved to be a skill of mine, but for what it's worth, I realised that no one can agree with me EVERY time, and that there is no one else I would rather argue with.
Gracias, Barcelona. We'll be back soon.