6 Countries in 3 Days - A new record!!!
Trip Start Apr 08, 2007
67Trip End Dec 22, 2007
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The cold was getting to us so we made the big call to head south to Spain for some warmth and sunshine. We set out from Konigssee and within half an hour we were stuck in a traffic jam...for 2 hours. When we cleared that obstacle we turned south into Austria - took a wrong turn at Innsbruck and almost ended up in Italy. We drove on through Liechtenstein and Switzerland and down into France, finally ending up three days later on the Costa Brava coastline north of Barcelona. That's six countries in three days... A new record!!!
We based ourselves in Calella de Palafrugell, a coastal resort town about 2hrs north of Barcelona, another of Shane and Kate's recommendations. We arrived around 3 pm and found very little open, welcome back to Spain and the afternoon siesta
When the tourism office opened the next day we found a two bedroom apartment with kitchen, lounge room, and a balcony overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, for half the price of our peas in a pod hotel room the previous night.
We wasted little time and headed straight for the beach directly below our pad. It was good to be swimming and lying in the sun again. Air temp 28 and water temp 25. It's hard to believe we were in Germany a few days ago and it was five degrees with snow just above us.
We decided against staying in Barcelona and just drive in for a daytrip instead
We spent another lazy day at C de P. reading, swimming and walking along the coastal path that hugs the hillside. We ate most nights at a small cliff top restaurant (so much for the kitchen in our room) and enjoyed pizza, pasta, seafood and salads overlooking the beach and hundreds of boats moored just offshore... we are eating well!