Silken St. Gervasi Hotel
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There were not likely to be many early starts during this holiday with entertainment starting late in so many streets and squares but it was still morning when we left the hotel in search of breakfast. We found it in the Café Ru-en on Carrer de Balmes which was to become our regular stop over the next few days, except for the day it was closed when …
Despite all the exciting things on offer in the Festas Major, we thought we'd try and get a bit of birdwatching in. We used to visit the Las Filipinas reserve just southwest of the airport but it seems to have become almost unreachable by public transport since a spate of road building in the area but we were aware of some similar habitat just …
The owner of Ru-en had told us yesterday that he was going to be closed today "because of the festas" so we had to find somewhere else for breakfast. There was a packed day ahead – or at least a packed evening and night, so we wanted a reasonable start.
Our first experience of the upmarket neighbourhood of Sarria was a few years ago …
Cafe Ru-en was open again today so after buying some bottles of cold water and cold pop we bagged our usual table, nodded to the lady who was at her usual table (she didn't nod back and we didn't expect her to) and ordered our usual coffees and flautas. Well set up for the morning we then walked down to Placa del Sol where today's colles de …
... airport (had to stand the whole way unfortunatly, but not a big deal), got the shuttle to the North terminal, checked in, bought some food and boarded my 1pm flight to Barcelona. 3 hours later we landed in beautiful Barca where I got the aerobus and then metro to my hostel (back in hostels... ah well) which was actually quite close to where our apartment was last time I was here with Drew. After settling in to the hostel I ...
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