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... the European Southwest Airlines equivalent to Barcelona: EasyJet. It was efficient and much faster than the train (and oddly 1/3 of the cost), and we were in lovely and warm Spain in about 1.5 hours. Our apartment - the first place we'll spend more than 4 nights - is better that the photos. Though not fancy, there is a private elevator and private terrace, which is plenty stable enough to handle Sam and me performing our heavy-footed "Insanity" workouts each ...
... and delicacies which I had never seen or heard of. Then there were also gourmet, small restaurants which had extremely delicate, attractive foreign dishes which looked delicious. These little stands had long lines of people waiting to get in. The patrons were drinking beer and eating exotic gourmet meals. Everything is very clean. There must be a sub-level which is where storage, deliveries, etc. take place because several stands had ...
... the local cerveza. Then it was on to the Block of Discord. This is an entire area of Modernista architecture. I know that in the pictures we took, the scale and awesomeness of the places will not come through. We had tickets to enter Casa Mila, one of Antoni Gaudi's designs. It was disappointing to find the exterior undergoing some restoration, and we were unable to see it, but the interior and rooftop were impressive ...
... the royal gardens now public park, the university zone, the football stadium and the bullring. All this in an expansive city with five to eight storey apartment blocks everywhere, most with balconies and many with plants on them. This bus trip came back into an older part of the city, Eixample, redeveloped more than a century ago by a modernista contemporary of Gaudi's on a clever grid, it was airy and open.
After more touring in ...
... was a bunch of narrow cobbled streets with small shops and restaurants and cafes a plenty. We had fun wandering around. Matt and Bill went and had pinxto for lunch in a small pub. Pinxto is small bite size or a bit larger portions like mini bread rolls, crumbed chicken etc. You keep a tab of your bill by keeping the toothpicks that are in each portion. They enjoyed ...
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