Yay Spain!

Trip Start Feb 27, 2012
Trip End May 19, 2012

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Flag of Spain  , Catalonia,
Thursday, May 31, 2012

After the mission to Belfast airport (which cost €60, almost as much as plane tickets) we slept pretty much the whole way to the whole flight. The journey was interesting, a whole cabin full of pasty-white British holiday makers. Our landing was scary as shit, we seemed to drift sideways on impact and the cabin actually clapped when we finally stopped.

Once through security we made our way to find our Hostel, managed to score a sweet deal; a whole room to ourselves for €30 a night.

We currently on a massive budget as we have decided that we will keep travelling until we run out of money. The more we save the more we see, had half a €1 baguette and pot noodles for dinner. None of that mattered though to us though walking around the waterfront, what a beautiful city (although dirty).

We like Spain, it has a bit of everything: History, cool buildings, great food and culture, nice weather and beaches.

On day two we had a sleep in and tried to sort stuff out with my work most of the day – a big weight off my shoulders knowing now that I definitely have a job waiting for me at the end of our trip. We are actually quite looking forward to getting back to normality and having an income (not that we're sick of travelling!)

In the arvo we went on a brilliant walking tour courtesy of the Travel Bar (an awesome establishment, they also do €1 meals every night at 8pm!) The main take-out from the tour was that Catlunya (the state that Barce is in) is basically almost a completely separate country to the rest of Spain and even has it’s own weird language.

After the tour we enjoyed a Sangria (basically deadly Spanish punch) then went on a Paella cooking class. We visited the market to see what food we needed then we were talked through how to make the traditional rice dish, which we then ate – while drinking as much Sangria as we wanted. All for only €19! We ended up having far too much Sangria but had a great night none the less.

We saw two people get robbed today (well pick-pocked anyway). There is about 24% unemployment here so not everything is perfect (the place smells like Asia at times too).

On the third day we wandered to the epic Familia church then headed to the beach. That night we had a quiet one in for me to catch up on the blog but managed to make a couple of Russian friends at the same time at the hostel.

Our last day in Barce was quite stressful, spent most of it sorting out tickets to Granada and waiting for the train.
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