Sunday, June 3, 2007

Hi From Barcelona

Hi All

Our hotel happens to have computers available so I'm able to write a little post to the blog. Sadly, can't upload any pictures from here. We arrived in Barcelona mid afternoon yesterday after a slightly prolonged flight from Vienna via Berlin. At last I can now say I've been to Berlin - if only to the (slightly depressing) airport. Our flight was FULL of school graduates heading South for their graduation holiday. Needless to say lots of silly laughter and clapping on landing (??!!).

Barcelona is beautiful, as I'm sure many of you already know. We are staying in a hotel in the Ramblas area, which is right in the heart of the action. We went to a slightly touristy tapas bar for lunch, and had a lovely dinner in a "locals" haunt near the hotel. Also did some very important shoe shopping ... with the prospect for more I suppose in the future.

Today we're off to explore a bit more of the city, including a walk down to the harbour which is less than a kilometre away. At the harbour there is a huge statue of Christopher Columbus and a gondola trip across part of the harbour which we hope to try. We'll also catch the subway into the city centre and investigate purchasing our train tickets to Valencia where we head tomorrow. An update is coming soon(ish).....


Marco & Monica

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mons and Marco,

Sounds like you are right in the heart of the action. Hope you manage to have a glass of Cava - the Barcelonian champagne. Have you checked out Cortes Ingles - big department store just past the top of the Ramblas - for shoe shopping!

You can also buy train tickets at Cortes Ingles - the staff are helpful and some of them speak English.

Marina & Gary