Novotel Barcelona City
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... for dinner.
We made the mistake of trying to print our boarding passes for Veuling Airlines for tomorrow's flight. It was an absolute waste of time since we were not able to do it. This waste of time did not leave us enough time to go to Palau Guell - this was my biggest regret on this trip.
Then we got a cab to Torres de Sant Sebastia ( which is on Barceloneta.) We stood on line to get on the cable car that goes to Montjuic ...
... of it was sand and gravel. The walls were wavy all around the entire patio and the back of the continuous bench was all mosaic. Some were kind of plain and others had lots of panache. The book that Amanda brought explained that the J guy's personal dishes were in the bench - and we found it! so cool to think about him personally breaking his own dishes and then putting them into this masterpiece. Not only was the sitting area mosaic art, but the outside was ...
... Seoul, it will be winter. Dad bought the nicest blue jacket for 75% off. I wanted it myself but I have a few blue jackets already. Mum nearly bought a really nice Versace dress for Olivia's wedding but it required a 2-4kg weight loss, which she wasn't prepared to work for. LOL. We must have spent a good 4 hours there. Packed with people and buses loaded with people.
On the way back, we hit the craziest traffic at the toll gates. I just ...
... already limited by the need to board tonight's ferry for Sardinia. While they can be stressful, I find I enjoy my travel days so I wasn't all that disappointed. They are usually a time of deep introspective thought, good tunes, and binge reading; all activities I love and don't get around to enough on a regular basis.
The Spanish countryside provided a nice backdrop for all of the above. The mountainous scenery of the south slowly turned ...
... lunch and a good
conversation. The kids are really
impressed with Barcelona. Not too
bad, lunch was about 60 Euros
We then headed back west along the Passage de Colon until we
reached the MIrador de Colon that is about a 50 metre high column and statute
of Columbus at the base of Las Ramblas where it meets the Port. Columbus looms large and points to the
New World. Across the street in