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Day 117 - An excuse to go to the Aquarium

Monday, 14 May 2007 | Views [1056]

What to do on a rainy day in Barcelona? Parks... no. Museums... closed on Mondays. Walking the city... don´t have umbrella..... I had been secretly looking for an excuse as to why I could visit the Barcelona Aquarium, after reading rave reviews on the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Day 115 - Getting Gaudi

Saturday, 12 May 2007 | Views [4095]

Ask anyone here in Barcelona and they will tell you the first thing you should see as a tourist is the the work of Gaudi - Barcelona’s most famous and brilliant modernist architect, Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). Even now, many years after his heydays, Gaudi's ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Barceloneta Beach

Friday, 11 May 2007 | Views [4449]

In Barcelona you are never far away from some interesting architecture.. not even on the beach! Today I braved the masses to head to Barceloneta beach, and some amazing sites. One of them being this sculpture on the beach - but the designer of this building ... Read more >

Tags: Beaches & sunshine

Day 113 - Beating off the backpacker blues

Thursday, 10 May 2007 | Views [1437]

I have to admit that after 4 months of backpacking, I reached Barcelona feeling exhausted, mal-nutritioned and generally fed up with living out of a bag every single day. I did, however, remember that I only have the opportunity to live once, and that ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Day 110 - Holy Toledo!

Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [1224] | Comments [1]

Well, we don´t say the phrase `Holy Toledo`for nothing! Today I took the 1 hour bus ride from Madrid centro to Toledo for the day, stepping back in time to tiny cobblestone streets, small shop windows in cute little curving alleys and views of the ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Day 109 - Discovering my new favourite artist

Sunday, 6 May 2007 | Views [54383] | Comments [14]

Here´s a hot tip for Madrid - all the museums and galleries are free on a Sunday! So on Sunday, I hit the galleries - ready to be overwhelmed with fantastic art in Spain. I visited..... The Prado Museum: Without any doubt, this the Prado is one of ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Day 108 - Walking tour of Madrid

Saturday, 5 May 2007 | Views [2235]

I came here to see the `real`Madrid and not just the lonely planet version. The first thing I discovered was that in Madrid you have a few options for seeing the city: Take the gringo tourist bus for 15 euros which takes a loop of the city, but makes ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

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Day 107 - Arrived in Spain

Friday, 4 May 2007 | Views [1032] | Comments [1]

Q: How do you know you have left Brazil and entered Spain? A: When the portuguese becomes spainsh, the temperature drops from 30 degrees to 16 degrees and the price of a taxi to your hostel from the airport triples! Seriously, Spain is a cool place ... Read more >

Tags: Adventures



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