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Lauren & Georgia’s Travel Diary

Friday, 27 May 2011

Location: Barcelona, Spain

MapYesterday was a much better day than the previous. We decided that we would do one of the hop on, hop off bus tours of the city. It was a little expensive but to catch all three routes takes approximately five hours. We walked down La Rambla, one of the main tourist strips near where we are staying down to Catalunya, the main tourist hub as we were able to catch the bus from here.

We started with the red line. We decided not to get off at any of the stops as we hadn’t planned on it. We sat up on the open top deck of the bus and enjoyed the sights for two hours. We got off back at Catalunya where we decided to grab something to eat. After lunch we went to the supermarket and bought a few drinks and some snacks to enjoy at one of the next stops we had planned.

Next up was the blue line. We had planned on getting out and going in to the Familia Sagrada – a giant church that has been in construction for the past 200 years. We decided to give it a miss as I believe seeing the outside of it was amazingly enough, plus there were long queues to get in.

Next stop was somewhere I was really looking forward on visiting – Guell Park. Gaudi was an artist that made Barcelona what it is today and a lot of his work can be found at this park. The entry was free and we explored for several hours before sitting in the shade and enjoying our drinks.

We finished what was left of the blue line and decided to call it a day. We came back to the hostel to get changed before setting off to have McDonald’s for dinner. How very Spanish, I know, but we are on a strict budget for the next few days plus it was pretty impressive as you can order your meal yourself on a computer and the restaurant was five stories high.

Today we have to check out of the hostel as it is fully booked and will be staying at a hotel near the airport as that was all that was available. We are planning on walking down to the beach before catching the train to the other side of the city. I will try to keep you updated over the next few days but we may not have wi-fi access in Ibiza.

Lauren x