Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despi
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We didn't have a plan for our final day in Catalunya but we did have something of a lie in to catch up on some of the sleep missed during La Patum. After leaving our bags with the concierge we set up to explore the local neighborhood a bit, with the Parc de Pedralbes and the Finca Guell pencilled in as possibilities. The park was only a short walk …
... a group tour to see if it would be possible for me to sit in the front of the bus. The tour company said no since they go to another hotel first and those seats would be taken. Jose suggested he show us how to go to all the Gaudi sites I wanted to see using cabs and taking short walks. He was so very helpful. He told us to use their computer to buy tickets in advance (to avoid long lines) and print our tickets. He also said that we shoud come and get him if we had any problems ...
... provided because everything in Barcelona was so far away and we
didn’t want to miss out on anything. We started our tour by seeing Gaudi’s
Houses he constructed, and moved then towards the area we went to the night
before exploring a little market. Amanda and I sampled local cuisine and bought
an entire chorizo sausage… it was awesome. We made our way to the top of
building which was a one point their bull fighting stadium and took some wicked
... many Americans want smaller ships but with the basic pricing and lots of food. Cruising in the low end has become a commodity of "how much for how little". The higher end is now cruisers looking for a more personal and intimate environment, not the 3,000+ monsters. Pretty much what we heard during our tours of the dockyard/dry dock facilities in Freeport. Older (smaller) cruise ships are being refitted to meet mainly the custom market. More on this later, ...
... br> We also went to the Sagrida Familia. An amazing cathedral designed by Gaudi. It was something else. Quite different to the other cathedrals we had seen. He had quite a distinct style that's for sure. We had the best paella and sangria too. We have tried to eat the national foods wherever possible. The kids definitely have been spoilt with restaurant meals most days.