Travel Blogs from Salou
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 ...
... Friday morning, and leisurely drive to Barcelona to our apartment booked again the day before, arriving midday.
We check out the neighbourhood, return the hire car, and head to Camp Nou (Barcelona's home futbol ground) to see Barcelona FC play Santos (that's Brazil if you're not familiar) in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
More about that and much more in the next entry.
Marty, I think Sean has a train and wallet story to share with you!
... luggage, and got the train to Prestwick airport. Straight over the bridge, checked in and bike box dispatched within 6 minutes and then in for a cheeky pint before going through security. Flight on time, 2 1/2 hours later in Reus, bike built in 15 mins and then the 3 mile spin into town from the airport! Checked in, paid, and then down to the bottom ...
in Tarragona is market day! “Tom” directed us to “a car park
in the city centre” and, yes you guessed, it was the one under the
big, big market on “Las Ramblas”. We got past it though and
Tarragona really does have it all. Las Ramblas is a lovely avenue.
There's a Roman amphitheatre on the sea front, there's a lovely
(Roman and onwards) old town, a nice sandy beach. Oh, and ...
... meal where Jane had a fine
Seabream and I had a **** steak! Heyho.... Even my cheesecake was
“plastic”. Still, I made up for it by making the most of the
shot bottles they left on our table. I wonder which of the three it
was that made my trip back to the “amenities block” quite so