Barcelona

Trip Start Apr 18, 2014
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Trip End May 04, 2014


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Aiming for a more laid-back day after our night out, we left the hotel around 11 destined for Park Güell, guarding our belongings as we took the metro. This park offers some Of Gaudi's work, and offers sensational views overlooking the city and Mediterranean. We chilled in there for a few, visited the tourist boutiques and headed to Las Ramblas, the main shopping street, for lunch and some shopping. After a €7 entire pizza and beer (sorry for so much about beer, maybe Steph should do more of the writing) on the main street(viva l'Espagne), we wandered the street and visited a recommended fairy tale themed bar. It was odd and quirky but awesome. We then headed back to the room for a very short rest as we debated whether or not we should tough the crowds at Sagrada Familia. After all, we had seen it from the outside. But regretting not ascending the Eiffel Tower, we booked online and wow we would not regret this!

Now, keep in mind we've just been to Versailles, Notre Dame, the rest of Paris, Carcassonne, and Chambord. But as we entered the church, which has been under construction for over 100 years, our jaws hit the floor. This was Gaudi's master work, and he thought of everything. I can't wait to see it again once it is finished. We can let the pictures do the rest of the talking, as words cannot do it justice.

We had dinner downtown at the square where we enjoyed paella, and then met the group for one last time for a Flamenco show, very impressive. We then enjoyed one last drink with some friends and called it a night. As we are writing this, we are beginning our descent into Vienna. We are having a blast but missing family and friends, and cats. We don't know how some others in our group are doing this for 30 days. They are currently in the midst of a 700km drive to Nice.

We really enjoyed Barcelona, it was beautiful and not a ripoff like Paris. It's definitely one of our favorites so far. Their language, Catalan is different from Spanish, almost Spanish with a slight French twist, but most speak English and Spanish as well.

ttyl

Steph and James
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Love every word of the blog. Keep 'em coming. I eagerly await each new entry.

Happy belated anniversary. Hope you're having fun and can't wait to hear more about your adventures.

Enjoy the final leg of your trip.


Lee

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