Silken St. Gervasi Hotel
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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 …
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 …
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 …
... headed to a nearby sports bar to watch some football and have a few beers and sangrias (that's the Spanish thing to do right?). A few hours later, feeling quite inebriated, we stumbled into a paella restaurant promptly ordered some scampi paella. I don't think the staff were too happy as they were just about to close, and we were also making quite a racket.
2nd May, 2012
In the morning we didn't wake up early enough to make breakfast, however we were up just ...
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