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 …
... pics and also visited Gaudi's La Familia church which he started to build in 1882 but never got finished as he ran out of money and relied on charity to continue to build. Gaudi's got hit by a car and died at age 79 but he had plans to finish the church and those plans still being followed but only by charity so will probably never be finished. It depicts the Nativity Scene and has been added to over the years by other peoples interpretation of the plans he left. A really ...
... to the market. I love that everything is so fresh, so cheap and the farmers are generally welcoming. We drove to Villanova to go kitchen shopping which was really boring and the weather so nice that we quickly and happily abandoned any responsibility we had to spend our time at the beach. By the way I am tanning up slightly. I hope before I leave I still don't look like I live in an Igloo. I can hear it now, "Where did you say you can back from? Spain. Ohhh." ...
... of my luggage, I had to drive to a parking garage 2 blocks away since my van was too large.
Well, by the time I was booked in, I thought I better sort out the cellphone first and was told that I had to walk to the nearest shopping center about 8 blocks (20 minutes walk) away. Very few people understand English by the way and by this stage I had my little pocket dictionary out and was throwing the Spanish around! So, I managed ...
... for the return journey ( I found out it actually saves me a long climb up the hill because the bus stops outside the flats ). It dropped me off at a bus stop in the main square in town, so I remembered which one for the return journey after I had had lunch. I got lucky for lunch by the way, but more on that later. After a good lunch it was easy to find the bus stop again, and I managed to grab a seat up front of a #55 bus, to take in the views.
Half an ...