los primeros pazos
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March 13th, 2007 – by: hudonnoodles
I began my trip in Barcelona on Saturday evening. I arrived around 4.00pm and had my first adventure trying to find Terminal B (and my bags) in order to meet up with Christine who wasn´t arriving until 6.00pm. We met up despite the crowded terminal and made our way on the public bus to the heart of Barcelona to find lodging for the night.
One would assume that it would not be that difficult to find lodging for two in a city this large.
Over a beer and a toasted sandwich we got a text from Christine´s friend, Leah. She had a friend who owned a hostel about a 10 minute subway ride outside of where we were. We immediately jumped on the chance...despite the accomodations being a mat on the floor. It was glorious because the hostel was...Hostel Graffiti. Junior, a Brazilian guy, was the owner and the entire hostel was decorated in some pretty incredible graffiti.
After securing our accomodations for the evening we headed to a bar (still with our luggage). The bars were incredible packed so we ended up buying a 40 of beer and drank on the side of the streets with a perfect view of the Barcelona v. Madrid game. We got rowdy with the rest of the folk on the street and after the first half we headed to the area in which our hostel was and finished the game at a local bar with a group of Pakistani men and a few more beers.
It was a great way to start my trip. This is all i have time to write about today because Christine is waiting here and we have some shopping to accomplish. However, the 2nd day in Barcelona included TONS of Gaudi art, sangria at 4.00pm and tapas in the evening. Love it.
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