Sun, 18 Oct 1998
Sunday: Barcelona // at 00:00
Spent the day being a tourist on the bus, I should probably have only bought a one-day ticket since I managed to see nearly all the places I was interested in. And that was all the Gaudi buildings and Parc Guell.
I could have bought dozens of books on Gaudi and his works but resisted the lot since I'm not carrying them with me! The price of things in Barcelona is denting my budget too.
Most of the people from the hostel decided to go to dinner at a restaurant nearby, after getting there at 8:15 the doors weren't open so we strolled along Las Ramblas for a while, then came back at quarter to nine to find a queue stretching half-way round the block! The place was huge inside, with a main floor, raised mezzanine and a basement room that we occupied, food was fantastic and the service quick. I can see why it is so popular with the queues! Now if only I could remember it's name...
After dinner some went home, the rest of us went out for more desserts and coffee and beers and a good time, then came home in the rain. First time it has rained for weeks.
An excellent day, but the bike and bags are now drenched from being out in the courtyard in the rain.