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Ten times in Spain - during my first time here, I never would've guessed that I would return to this country multiple times, let alone ten. But here we are once again - though now as familiar as my own neighbourhood, it never fails to excite or show me something new, each and every time.
Having already seen the main highlights of Barcelona …
... wanting to have their cake and eat it too is the driving force behind Onofre’s rise to power in Barcelona. The story is sandwiched between the two Worlds Fairs and Mendoza elegantly details the transformation of the city in 41 years. The remnants of the 1929 Worlds Fair, including the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, are still powerful symbols of Barcelona. Mendoza uses the World’s Fair as ...
... had been looking for since our first day in Spain and it was great. And that night we met a couple our age! Buuuut after a little chatting we quickly realized they weren't really our type, so we called it a night.
May 20Today was our day at sea. Since we didn't go anywhere I'll just list the highlights.1. Logan and I both got a spa treatment, hair cut for him, manicure for me.
2. We got some good gym time in
3. We met several very nice ...
... was routed through the gate. Went back to the board......our flight was delayed 2.5 hrs. Sigh. Got on the plane (after finding the new gate number by accident it was never put on the board). Fell asleep - Trev had to wake me up after we landed. Got a cab, got to the new place half a block from the beach (with a glorious Mitsubishi a/c). Place is lovely & has a washer/dryer. Went for a mediocre paella in ...
... assisting a lost South American couple that did not speak a world of English. His book did not have any audio recordings so it was the first time he was immersed in a Spanish speaking environment. On arrival he realized that he was at least doing one thing right: he could ask simple questions and be understood. A bigger challenge was understanding the answer.
It turned out that he would have lots of practice the first night. When we got ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Urquinaona Barcelona
Great location next to a metro stop, and only a 2-minute walk to Placa Catalunya. Extremely varied and generous breakfast by Spanish standards, with excellent coffee, assorted fruit and pastries, cereal, juice (instant), Spanish omelet, and sandwiches. The rooms have a modern decor, but the renovations were poorly done. Nice staff.
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