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Part of the IES program is a school trip to Tarragona. A region just south of Barcelona in Catalunya. It is famous for its amazing beaches and beautiful Roman ruins. On the first day of the trip we arrived in Tarragona around 10 am. The first thing we did was explore the ancient roman city which still serves as the city center in the town. I cannot even imagine looking out my window in the morning and seeing both an ancient roman temple and a beautiful gothic cathedral, but this is how ...
... had a fast food lunch in a branch of Pans & Company which is along the lines of Macdonalds, but we thought it to be better if only for the bread products used - we detest soggy burger buns! Suitably refreshed, we moved along a couple of doors and visited Casa Battlo, the house Gaudi designed for the Battlo family in a rather wacky style, not too dissimilar in principle to the Arts and Crafts Movement in the UK ...
... afternoon (Sunday) we took a drive to Montserrat (30 miles away), or rather drove to the cable car station then made the final approach via the steep ascent. On arriving at the top, it was not what we had expected at all and turned out to be very modern and commercialised. However, we chose to queue up for one of the recommended 'must sees', the Black Virgin installed within the basilica, which must have taken the best part of two hours! At ...
... the whistles. The minute a lifeguard turned their back or attended to someone else, anarchy reined and dozens of kids would slide, throw and jump until the cranky one returned.
Each day there was a timetable of events, activities and sports on offer. Futbol, tennis, putt putt, bingo (Kimme), volleyball, dancing, aerobics, running, pool games etc. You name it. Every night there was well done entertainment from Mini discos for the ...
... street for a beer and a burger in Viena's (slightly different from the Paisley version!). Back to the room for a shower and prep for the morning, watched the end of a Chuck Norris film and after losing a couple of pounds in sweat noticed the fan in the corner!! It's midnight and still 29 degrees outside, nice! Time for a sleep, riding to Barca in the morning ...
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