Arriving in Barcelona - in time for a dinner and some nightlife
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I had been looking forward to this trip sometime, well at least for a month. It had been a couple of months since I last time was in Barcelona and then it was also only for a weekend, but at least I would be there. Barcelona is to me one of the best cities that I ever have visited in Europe and a place I for sure always will return to. Actually I am now considering when to go again; I think March!
I had been at a conference most of the two days before taking the plane and I had to leave early from the conference Friday afternoon in order catch the plane at 18.00.
I was travelling with Barbara for the first time.
Barbara is an experienced traveller and it is always a joy to travel with persons like her. There was no hurry and she hates spending time in the airport which suits me well; I often arrive in the last minute, especillay if I travel for work. We had anyway time to visit the lounge bar in the Brussels airport which I like a lot; it does not feel like an airport thing; it could be a lounge bar anywhere! We found our seats in the plane and after 1.40 hour we landed in the warm and wonderful Barcelona.
During the conference I was together with my friend Carlos from Madrid and we had talked about different restaurants in Barcelona and it ended up that he booked a table for us in the Barceloneta at 22.
We took a taxi from the airport directly to the hotel Silken Concordia and arrived already a little past 21.00. We decided to leave from the hotel a quarter to ten and just take a taxi from the hotel to the restaurant. Babs speaks Spanish so it makes everything much easier when you want to get somewhere specific.
We arrived a little early at the restaurant, so together with 20 other early persons we had to wait for our table to get ready. We started with a Cava in the entry of the restaurant just to get in to the local spirit, waiting outside and enjoying a warm Catalonian evening.
The restaurant was nice and we got a great table overlooking the harbour and the entrance of Barcelona.
We left around 1.30 am and headed for the centre of the city; the goal was the little wine bar at the square in front of Santa Maria church. When we finally arrived they actually closed so we decided to go back to the hotel and take the last drink there before getting ready for the following day.