Barcelona - Coolest Place on Earth??... perhaps!
Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
26Trip End Ongoing
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After the net cafe yesterday we had our first ´scary` experience of the trip. Were sitting outside our Paris hostel (which was in a dodgy area of Paris, despite the hostel itself being nice). Some scruffy looking guy, who pretty much radiated menace walked up the street towards us, and sat down right next to Dwight. This is in an area where there werent any people nearby at all, and we werent even sitting on bences, just a wall near the hostel. We attempted to be polite (even though slightly freaked out) and threw a ´Bonjor` his way.
He didnt even reply. Just sat there staring at Dwight, and then me, and then back again. The whole thing was a little unsettling. We wanted to get up and vacate, but had backpacks and bags, and didn´t really feel good without our hands free, after about 2 minutes of an olympic class staring contest, he finally got up and walked off. Needless to say, we got the hell out of that area pretty fast.
After that it was off to the train station, waited a while, then hopped the night train to Barcelona. The journey was uneventful, aside from a lady in our sleeper cabin bringing her dog on the train with her.
We got to Barcelona and to the area of the hostel, which is a massive boulevard called Las Ramblas. Its a little seedy, but covered in street performers, stalls and cheap beer. The hostel is fantastic, everything works, the rooms have keycard locks, as well as free keycard lockers for each person (and they`re massive).
Rather than even attempting a tourisim style walk of the city, we made a beeline for the beach (its 30C and rising here). The beach itself is amazing, clear blue water, dudes selling you beer, and topless.... yes.. topless......haha.
So we somehow managed to pass 3 hours there this afternoon, and tommorows plan is to go down and see if we can stand it for a whole day.. difficult I know!
Take it easy peoples :)
PS: Charging the camera at the moment, will have new photos tommorow!!