Petit Palace Barcelona
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... the next train in an hour n a half, again to Barcelona. In that time we reasoned that we would rather get further away so looked at other options and found that we could do a night train from Barcelona to Zurich. Perfect!
So here we are, after a short-ish ride to Barcelona (where we again had to change stations in a mad panic to get to the other side of town) we are now headed all the way to Switzerland!
I've written a bit of an essay because it is a 14 hour journey ...
... After sitting here for a while we headed down towards La Rambla. On the way we detoured past Sant Pau del Camp a church that displays a rare example of Romanesque architecture.
We reached the city center and strolled down La Rambla, one of the most famous boulevards in the world. It was bustling with tourists, flower stalls, artists and so much more. According to our map Sangrada Familia was not far from here, ...
... of me! And as a single ticket it would not work again so I on one side Alex on the other also a little old Spanish lady shouting at me what I'm guessing was it's used you stupid tourist and giving me funny looks! I was just going to get another ticket as a man asked what was wrong let me through with him. The next couple of days you could see the tourists because they all seemed to do it! It was definitely time to chill back at the hostel after a hectic ...
... 20th time), artists and vendors selling all sorts of things - mice, sunflowers, and drugs. We found it hard to walk 50m without someone sidling up beside Blair and offering him all manner of mind-altering substances. Hashish, coke, LSD - must be the holiday beard. He was even offered drugs four times in the space of 5 minutes while lying on his towel at the beach.
Speaking of the beach, it's a tourist attraction in itself. Hundreds of people ...
... we had a walk around the gothic area. Emily was suffering with sunstroke and I had a bad cold so we took things steady. Looking on the map we'd got at the hostel we noticed the Museu de la Xocolata, which I guessed was Catalan for chocolate museum. We decided to go and find out and I'm very glad we did - free chocolate! It was an interesting museum with big models made entirely from chocolate and information about the history of the ...
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