not a bad life..
Barcelona Travel Blog› entry 17 of 44 › view all entries
May 19th, 2008 – by: kat_mac27
Got up at the reasonable hour of 10am today, the weather didn't look promising so I figured why rush out of the house? Had an authentic "Spanish Coffee" (I'm calling it that because I made it in Spain) which consisted of condensed milk, as there was none of the fresh vairety in the house, and instant coffee powder and hot water.... not too bad but I'm not addicted. Then, lured by the family's gorgeous AppleMac PC, I started watching a movie called Into The Wild (which I haven't finished but so far it's top notch!).
Around 11 I thought I should probably move my ass and do some sightseeing in Barcelona so, one painful 50min train ride later... Plaça Catalunya! From here I walked down to Gaudi's Casa Batllo.
I actually spent over an hour in the house (for those who care, my favourite was the very last Loft Room) so when I got out it was already 2.
The Sagrada looks like a church built by... well, Gaudi actually... what it lacks in age it makes up for in enthusiasm and creativity. I've never seen a church that looked like so much FUN before! Very Spanish. I really like the fact that the construction is ongoing, when I return to Spain it will be different! Unfortunately I couldn't bring myself to pay 10€ and go through a TURNSTILE to visit a place of worship, that incidentally has a built-in gift shop. So I took some pictures of the outside and hung out in a cafe (normal coffee this time) to plan my next move.
By this time it's 4pm, humid and I am pretty much broke. I had already figured out on the train into town that all the museums I wanted to visit are closed on Mondays (of course...) and I couldn't really think of anything else relatively cheap, as in free. So I walked down to the Arc de Triomph to train home. There was only minor hassle today, I had to slip through after some-one else because my ticket wouldn't work. But I figure I already bought the 5€ return so I paid my dues.
When I got off the train in Catena de Mar the sun was shining and the beach was just too tempting to resist. I went and sat, took some random photos and decided to sunbathe for a while. So I ended today laying on the sand next to the Mediterranean, my thought of the day? Sometimes my life does not suck AT ALL
Have a Nice Day Guys! :)
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