|We had to come to Barcelona to visit a United ticket office
in person. That was NOT fun ... but being in Barcelona again was
very enjoyable. 11 hour train journey from Nice.
Tara watched the view. Neat brown rocks after Cannes & beautiful villas overloking the Med sea - one with a supurb pool!
|United ticketing story nightmare|
|Our first glimpse of the Tower was over the
tops of some buildings. We were close!
As we entered the open square with the Tower, our first impression was that the Tower was much rounder and squattier than we had imagined from all the photos we'd seen of it. After a few minutes we became used to its proportions and it didn't look so portly anymore.
|Since we were killing time while we waited 3 hours for our United ticket to be prepared, we wandered the streets. We found a little restaurant to eat in (where deaf people worked since the TV was so loud). Seth's paella was yummy to the last bite. Then we meandered through narrow, old streets until we came to a church square where we settled down to watch a rottweiler dog play with his leash and think about eating other dogs that were passing by.|
|We ended up celebrating Seth's 36th birthday in this restaurant/bar
starting at 12 midnight. The live music was good (remember hotel california
- they took my words) and the bartender from Amsterdam who had travelled
2 years ago through Australia (x day journey in a 450 AUD car through the
All blondes in the bar and everyone dutch except us
The firendly cook who used to be a teacher.
|Waiting for the train to Monserrate - surprising compfortable!!||
|Ease of Journey||4|
|Activities||8||Petting the friendly black kitty was fun!|
Hotel La Torre was the closest 2 start hotel to the train station that was not full! It turned out to be OK.