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... the price of what we'd been paying, so we're in a dorm room for the first time on this trip.)
Heading out to find dinner we ended up eating on Las Ramblas - the only place nearby where restaurants appeared to be open. It was overpriced and terrible. We were keen to get to bed so that the day would be ...
... be there in around 30 minutes. Unfortunately, it failed to take into account the police riot squad that had closed down much of Central Barcelona. The taxi driver dropped us off about 1km from our hotel. Again, it was Richard to the rescue with an app that guided us to our accommodation. We went past a lot of riot police and vans but there was no trouble so we felt very safe. The young guy who let us in and explained the lie of the land had no idea and said our area was ...
... Something the Costa Concordia should have done prior to set sail.
By the time we got to the room, the luggage was arriving and as I unpacked I couldn’t help but wonder who was going to WEAR ALL THESE CLOTHES?!
We made it to the back deck in time to leave the docks and watched the skyline of a very beautiful and exciting city shrink from view.
I love all things nautical. Somewhere in my past life I was ...
... who travel with monkeys too, but never mind that! Bill is actually delightful and we are enjoying he and Nettas company at dinner – they have travelled to many interesting places and both have a good sense of humor, thank goodness!
Addendum: Im having difficulty uploading photos again tonight - I suggest you google the Sagrada to get an idea of the magnificence of this place in the meantime, and I will try again once close to land with better internet ...
... and are always on the alert. There
are quite a few beggars and homeless people but not as many as San
Wednesday the 9th of
October – Up early, we went
to a huge covered market for breakfast then straight to the on/off
bus to do the second tour. The day was a little cloudier than
yesterday with the threat of rain at times but still quite warm.
There is such a lot to see and we ...