Gypsies, tramps and thieves.
Trip Start Sep 11, 2010
40Trip End Oct 24, 2010
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All over Europe we have been warned about gypsies and pickpockets and the need to take care in tourist spots. So when the guys got offered flowers by a couple of local women, it only took Rex a moment or two to realize that one of the women had deftly removed a five euro note whilst putting a flower in his top pocket! And to add insult to injury, they said the women weren’t even good-looking!!
We split up in the market square and all wandered off to take in the sights
The guys had been delayed – by a propositioning prostitute – and said they lost their way back! We sat in another little square and ate a baguette while being entertained by a violinist and then a troupe of fit, lithe young men doing gymnastics. It was quite idyllic really.
We did a tour of the 14th Century cathedral, which had been renovated inside by Gaudi. We could see his influence, some of his work and an unusual altar that had been designed and created by a Majorcan artist, which on first glance we had pegged as Gaudi’s. The walls have been modelled on the sea and depict fish and sea-life all over them.
We made it back to the ship for cocktail hour, and sat around the pool listening to Natalie and the HALcats (Holland America Line) singing and playing a mixture of contemporary hits, while we drank our strawberry daiquiris out of brightly coloured, plastic coconuts. Bliss! After a roast beef and yorkshire pudding dinner we went to listen to concert pianist Garin Bader playing some of his own compositions and a selection of Chopin pieces – some more beautiful music to end another perfect day.