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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 …
... the chances of anything happening was zero to none. The police officer explained it’s a vicious cycle…..these people steal, they get caught, they get a fine, then need to steal again to pay the fine.
Everything from this point on was a right pain in the ass for Zarah, no money, no phone, no access to anything after having all her banking closed. She was hating on the world. We did the best we could to help her out.
Aussies over and out xx
... Barcelona lies in the region of Catalunya. Their citizens (Catalonians) are proud - so much that they see themselves as a separate nation away from Spain. They speak a language of their own; Catalan first, then Spanish if they have to. No wonder my Google translator couldn't pick up any English translation as all the signs are in Catalan. To cross the language barrier, playing "pictionary" sign language sometimes ...
... Lots of curves, waves, spinal staircases, columns that lead to tree type branches, modern stained glass windows and an interesting ceiling with flower shapes...maybe just look at the photos. So much to look at yet still peaceful, and even a service being held while we were there. Nic and I then went to the Aquarium...sorry Lonely Planet but we disagree with ...
Last night was interesting. First of all, we are about 20m away from Las Ramblas, so those of you who know Barcelona at all will know that it is a very busy touristy area, which means it was NOISY. The people in the streets along with the garbage truck and street sweeper was pretty loud...but only until 4 am. :) Regardless, I may have been the first of the three of us asleep last night. I was awake around ...
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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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