Barcelona day 1 - 7th April 2008 @ 1:16 pm «   »

Location: Spain : Barcelona day 1

We finally arrived in Barcelona at 9am this morning after catching 1 ferry, 2 busses and 3 trains (a total of 34 hrs!!). It wasn’t actually all that bad as we kept ourselves busy with bits of admin and plenty of entertainment from our media player. Brett and Neil, thanks again for all the movies and series!

We checked into a nice enough hostel in the centre of town for 2 nights, Youth Hostel Center Ramblas, and are staying in a dorm room sharing with a Finnish couple. It is clean and we get free breakfast, but unfortunately a very loud group of Dutch teenagers checked in after us. We’ll see how things work out tonight..

We spent a long time washing the last 2 days worth of travel “aura” off before we felt normal again (we are seriously considering throwing away our last pairs of socks!). We stopped at a hardware store to buy an Allen Key and Jan serviced our backpacks’ wheels to get rid of all the Moroccon dirt.

The weather in Barcelona is not too great at the moment, but we are about to start exploring parts of the old town, a bit of Gaudi’s work and perhaps the Waterfront. We still have the whole of tomorrow to see the rest.

Our photo uploading session got cut short in Fez because the internet cafe closed early, but we’ve kicked off the upload again and will let you know once it is done.

2 Responses to “Barcelona day 1”  
Mamma van PE Says:

Liefste J&M, Dink nou met soveel heimwee en tog vreugde aan ons 4 se Spanjetoer en veral Barcelona.Die la Rambla daardie wye straat,waar ek die 2 beeldjies gekoop het,ons pension ,net so paar tree daarvan in systraatjie, die groot mark en die eetplekkies en net die wonderlike atmosfeer. Geniet dit . Lekker om van julle fotos te sien.
Baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag more, Jan!! Sal baie aan jou dink en sal liewer e-pos ook stuur.
Liedetjies xxxx

Benje Deacon Says:

Hi julle
Marizanne, baie dankie vir jou e-mail. Jan, baie geluk met jou verjaarsdag. Ons wens jou alles wat mooi is toe en ons hoop hierdie reis gaan nog baie wonderlike ervarings oplewer.
As julle hierdie boodskap lees, is julle seker al in Rome. Julle moet steeds elke dag baie geniet. Ek kan ongelukkig hier by die werk nie na julle fotos kyk nie. Om die een of ander rede word dit uitgeblokkeer, maar ons sal dit by die huis probeer kyk.
Nou ja, geniet elke oomblik!!
Baie liefde
Ons twee