Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
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... very different. Haha we became experts at the metro system, carrying ourselves from the absolutely beautiful Sagrada Familia and its hanging weight method of construction to the St Josep Mercat with its €1 fruit cups and jaw dropping lolly and nut collections. It was my idea to drag everyone onto a big red tour bus on the first day though and in my opinion, that is what saved our ***** with finding our way around such a vast city and it also meant we got to visit places ...
... National Museum were. It was very dissapointing that there were very few decent views as the many plane trees? which line both sides of the street obscured the views so it was difficult to see the buildings. Of course the trees gave the area a lovely setting and provided much needed shade for people on the ground who could move beyond the tree line to get unobstructed views out over the city and of the facilities. The tour wound its way past ...
... the train station we'd one of our first "oh dear" moments of the past few days - we'd found the left luggage lockers and loaded up our locker (No. 11) then I managed to put the money into the adjacent locker - it was only as we were walking away and we checked the door I was wondering why the locker was still flashing empty. Sure enough I'd put the money in No.14 - still not the end of the earth, a few Euros more and the problem was solved. (should make that into a movie - A ...
... But the weather was forecast to be nice, so I thought about heading out. I went down for breakfast and chatted with the peeps there. There was a nice Australian girl and tons of Germans, who were also very nice. And the breakfast was pancakes!!! Such a good idea. Normally the free breakfasts are just ****** boring toast or cereal and really not worth a mention in this blog. But when they said the free breakfast was pancakes, I was stoked and ate heaps!! As the sun ...
... stay up way past midnight and don't really start the day until 11am. Crazy! Billy doesn't know how they get any work done! For new years eve we booked tickets to cirque du soleil which was playing in one of the Olympic stadiums so we got to check that precinct out while we were there. You could definitely tell they went all out for the olympics and everything was very nicely done. Cirque was amazing except for the really uncomfortable seats in the stadium and the yet again ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Excellent staff, not precocious, right in the heart of the city.. loved it.
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