Trip Start May 14, 2006
62Trip End Sep 29, 2006
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Our train pulled into Barcelona for a second time and I was refreshed after 12 hours of sleep. It was much needed rest because before that night, I hadnīt slept more than 5 hours for the past 4 nights. We are back in Barcelona because Rachealīs plane flied out of here and it is nice coming back to this town. I didnīt think I had enough time the first time and Iīm happy to be back here again. We checked into our hostel which is surprisingly close to our old hostel and very nice for only 20 Euros a night. We dropped off our bags and then headed out to get lunch at the local market here in Barcelona.
Knowing our love for markets, I donīt know how we possibly missed this one on our first trip through Barcelona
After the zoo, we attempted to go to the Barcelona casino but our efforts at gambling were thwarted. It is as if the Europeans really donīt want people to gamble. First you need a passport(which kept us out of one previous casino), then you have a dress code to abide by which means that we couldnīt gamble because we didnīt have pants on and Racheal was wearing sandals. What kinda casino is this? Donīt they realize that we want to lose our money to them? We still havenīt had a chance to gamble but one of these days, we might actually figure a way into these places. After our gambling attempt was rebuked, we went out for dinner at a restaurant that had nice ambiance but sub par food. We were willing to pay a little extra for the atmosphere of sitting outside in the Barri Gothic district of Barcelona but we still expected good food. The meal was a little disappointing but I guess you canīt always find the best places. Today we are going to take it easy and lay out on the beach and then tomorrow probably do the same thing because that night we take a train to Pamplona. That is right, in 48 hours I will be in Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls. I canīt believe it is that close. One of the craziest celebrations in the world and I will be there in less than 2 days. I just hope to live to see the next week(Iīm just joking mom!).