Saturday, June 30, 2007


It’s strange having to pack our bags. We’ve been on the ship for 12 days and it has been very relaxing. No more feeling like roaches though. The crew stood at the entrance and exit of the ship and all dining areas with spray bottles that contained anti-bacterial liquid and we are expected to put out our hands and get sprayed everywhere. Yuck.

First impression of Barcelona… the dirtiest city I’ve ever seen in my life. After a little inquiry we were told that last night was a festival; today is Sunday, Monday morning cleaning crews out in full force. Some party.

What a beautiful city!!!! Didn’t really expect to like it so much from what I’d heard and our first day experiences…dirty and bad food on La Rambla; that tourist trap we knew to avoid.

But then…Barri Gotic and Gaudi. I truly LOVE it. Feels like I’m in a Dr. Seuss story about Dali. Our hotel is in a great area within walking distance of the pier (which we did at 11:30 PM and it was packed) , Barri Gotic where we spent lots of time (eating, drinking Sangria, and taking pics), and La Rambla. We have so many pics I’ve divided them up by sights along La Rambla, architecture, Dali, graffiti, and markets.

Architecture (Barcelona)

Dali (Barcelona)

The Walls Speak (Barcelona)