Trip Start Dec 26, 2005
289Trip End Jan 25, 2009
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I basically slept today, for I really needed it
The hostel I´m staying at is adequate, but with 8 beds in the dorm, it´s very cramped. Shared the room with 3 Dutch guys, 2 Chillean girls and 2 Swedish girls last night... didn´t really get to meet the girls until this morning when I awoke and found them to be taking photos of me in all my glory. Go figure! The cost is 21 euro a night ($35), which includes breakfast which I failed to get up for today. Once the other people checked out by 11, I had the room to myself so slept till early afternoon. The hostel, at the moment, doesn´t have the good feel of other hostels I´ve been to. Tonight, I´ll be sharing with a family including one boy who is about 10 which I find surprising... I´m sure the family could of found a 5 bed room for the equilavent of 100 euro that they are paying tonight
This afternoon, I visited Barcelona´s cathedral which I found to be an exhillerating experience, especially sitting and relaxing for 1 hour whilst listening to an 30 strong adult choir sing hymns etc. I love opportunities like that that allow me to be immersed in the culture whilst in beautiful surroundings.
Barcelona is everything I expect... the architecture, mediterranean climate, environment etc. Just hope I can continue to live up to the hectic pace of this tourist heaven. Will try to get out of Barcelona... have received recommendations as to where to go for the sun and water but the Spanish names make it hard to remember!