I Hate The Euro

Trip Start May 11, 2005
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Monday, June 12, 2006

We left late again from the airport which seems to be the trend of late. 30 mins into the flight I saw an orange light coming out from a cloud and I thought it was the sun setting. It was actually the beautiful, full moon rising. Right next the moon was a huge cloud full of lightning. I was mesmerised by this pretty site for a long time.
Getting into Barcelona we nearly didnīt get bīfst as all the stewards on the flight were looking after a sick guy whoīd spent half the flight on a drip, lying down at the back of the plane. Luckily there were a couple of doctors on the flight. The worst part of the flight was the movie (thanks again Disney for a shite film) Ļ8 below.Ļ
Word to the wise - if arriving to the city from the airport donīt catch a train. We got lost even though the map seemed simple and we had a local telling us we were on the right line. Nope - bus is better! We decided to get out of the train and walk instead as we knew we were near the city centre. We immediately found a hostel and didnīt want to walk around looking so we took a room in a dorm. 22 Euro which is about $27 US. Stinks!! I hate the Euro. Everyone say it with me...We hate the Euro.
We spent the rest of the day walking around, starving and feeling like the living dead. Barcelona is chill although everyone looks like they stepped out of an 80s video clip with tights on under skirts and shaved mullets etc. Everyone is accessorized very well though and high heels are a must! The part of the city we are in seems wealthy. No food is cheap although MacDonalds does have a 1 Euro menu so we were forced to eat salad for dinner.
Australia was playing Japan in the World Cup so we kept popping into bars to see who was up. We found out who won when we heard a loud group of Aussies out on the main street of La Rambla, singing their hearts out to every Aussie song you could imagine. Makes ya proud!
Street performers abound, havenīt seen any pick pocketers, everything costs too much - for eg: a crusty piece of loaf with some proscuito on it is about $3; a coke is just a little bit less than that. Itīs insane. I am on a Gaudi mission. He designed a fair bit around the city although the stuff I want to see the most is in a park far away. His church is undergoing serious construction (still) so unfortunately the pics will suck.
We had fun roaming around in Barcelona although I am not really sure what to see here apart from one or two things.
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