So, we pulled into Barcelona and into our Hostel, the Generator Hostel. I have to say, I was a bit worried about hostels when I booked this tour, but I have nothing but nice things to say about Generator Hostel. Working A/C, beds with sheets, water in the showers that you could adjust the temp – that’s better than some hotels we’ve stayed at so far! We put our stuff away, and then went for a “little” walk, which I’ve learned means a million km in unrelenting heat. And boy, is Barcelona hot, and humid, with very little breeze!!! Water is your friend people, is all I’m saying.
But we did see some cool stuff on the walk, like a couple of the Gaudi appartments:
We also saw a wax museum where a zombie (there was an exhibit) scared ome of the girls in our group well (human sheilds were used, is all I’m saying 😉 ).
And a few other cool building:
I packed it in early because I was, at the time getting a cold (I now have a cold, which sucks, but I’m taking vitamin c and fluids so hopefully I’m better by Italy) and then me and another girl got up to go to the Sagrda Familia, Gaudi’s chruch that is still under construction and has been for hundreds of years. I’m so glad I did, because that was honestly the best thing I’ve seen this whole trip!!
I cannot recomend the Sagrada Familia enough – the stained glass was so beautiful and the outside is just amazing! An absolute must see in Barcelona!
Then we had paella and tapas for lunch, which was delicious!
After lunch we walked down La Rambla, a main drag in Barcelona and found a little artist market where I got this necklace inspired by Gaudi:
And then we made a little time for dessert 😉
We ended the night with a Flamenco show, which was really very cool to watch – the dancers put so much emotion into their performance! The rest of the group went out to Port Olympica for a night of clubbing, while I – sick as I was – headed into bed, but still woke up sick 😦 So I’m fighting my cold, and hopefully I’ll be ok for Italy!!
Barcelona was really so much more than I was expecting, and I’m so glad I got to see it!