Travel Blogs from Barcelona
... if there are buildings like these anywhere else, they are eccentric, beautiful and unique. One of the sacrifices we make is not to go inside, we content ourselves with the outside view and wonder what delights could possibly be contained within. We continue our way along the street only to find the large Gaudi building is undergoing extensive external renovation, and is covered by scaffolding. This is a bit disappointing to us, but that's the way the cookie ...
... for Catalonia. The War of Spanish Succession all began when Charles II of Spain, the last of the Spanish Hapsburgs (them again!) died without an heir and chose Philip V from the French Bourbons to succeed him. Austrian Hapsburg Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor battled it out with the Bourbons for Catalonia and Spain. Catalonia backed Charles VI. Barcelona fell to the Bourbon king on 11 Sep 1714. The Bourbon king made the wealthy and not so wealthy ...
... a Belgian Lambic beer that he thought would be enjoyed by a cider drinker and he wasn't wrong. I had a rather good Danish beer from the interesting Stronzo brewery.
It was a good while since we'd eaten (except for a bag of Truffle-flavoured crisps in Cervesita) but we were hoping that Tony would be able to join us. An exchange of text messages proved that he wasn't far off so we had a wander down Rambla de Poblenou and eventually settled on ...
... the south of Spain, but settled in Barcelona and really likes it. So yeah, really happy about the metro. It was also the same metro I would take to the Sagrada Familia. I dropped 10 euros for this 10 trip bus pass. Last time while with Camilo, and we took the bus, one of the rides cost me 2 euros. So I figured a bus pass will be more worthwhile.
OK, back on the streets I get on the metro and arrived at the La Sagrada Familia. I knew it, it just wasn't the type ...
... to a lovely meal and spent the night talking about life, food and of course men. (All the important things) I split my Barcelona experience in half by a quick trip over to Palma de mallorca. I stayed in a smaller town, which wasn't full of tourists and found a rocky beach which was full of nudey locals. They love getting their gear off. In my room was an englishman and an extremely determined, english learning argentinian guy. The englishman was determined to show me the ...
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