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... is so expensive there compare to supermarket prices.
Next is a walk down the Arc de Triomf street to the Park de Ciutadella. The street is lined with trees and parrots flying between the trees. At last some bird life in a city. Its not really a street but more like a park. It is ever so wide and hardly and cars. The street leads into the Park which is just ever so beautiful. Stunning water falls and lakes. So peaceful and relaxing, and not very ...
... out that we Aussies couldn't be pronouncing this word more wrong! The Spanish say it more like pie-ay-yah and it took me ages to get the hang of it! Anyway, regardless of how you say it, it's delicious! One of the guys who worked at the hostel cooked up his special seafood recipe and €5 got you a massive plate!
We'd formed a nice little crew with several people staying at the hostel and we all headed out to an Irish bar for a couple of drinks. There was a lovely ...
... guessing well worth it for the hot croquettes! We didn't have a meal here today. Grabbed some fresh fruit and nuts and bought it to the beach with us. From La Ramblas we got on the metro again headed for the beach. We got off at Ciutadella Vila Olimpica and went to Nova Icaria and Bogatell beaches. Lots of people young and old playing volleyball, frolicking around topless and soaking up the sun. ...
The 1888 World's Fair in Barcelona and the Birth of Modernisme
Barcelona’s social and cultural vitality has been shaped by several mega-events in its past which have spurred the eclecticism the city now boasts. The most notable of these events were, chronologically, the 1888 and 1929 World’s Fairs and the 1992 Olympics. According to some scholars, the 1888 World’s Fair was the ...
... very ornate side chapels and even lit a candle at a side chapel dedicated to St. Joseph, the patron saint of my mother.
After seeing el Catedral I was able to try some Spanish horchata, or as they say in Catalan, orxata. Here, the horchata is not made from rice. Instead it is made from a certain kind of root. It was still very good, but distinctly different from the Mexican horchata I am so used to in Arizona. I would describe it as being a little more heavy and tasting ...