Jun 16 2009

Barcelona in my heart

So, as you might have understood from my last post I am back from Spain. Elisabeth and I had a wonderful time in the city of Barcelona.

When we arrived there at the Saturday, we took the metro to our hotel which we found pretty fast without too much wandering around. The hotel was very nice. Nicer than I expected for that price (pictures will come). Our apartment was actually twice the size of my own apartment. After we had checked in we were in big need of food, so we went to the first restaurant we could find and had pizza. The rest of the day was spent on the roof of the hotel on sunbeds. In the evening we took the metro to Sagrada Familia to take some touristic photos and then we went to the magic fountain at Montjuïc where we saw the fountain show and just enjoyed the good atmosphere in the area. Good thing our hotel was located at Montjuïc as well so we could go directly from there to bed.

On the Sunday we went to the beach in the morning to get our skin tanned. When we came there it was a bit cloudy and we had a lot of space on the beach which we shared together with the Thai girls trying to sell massage to people. I lost count on how many times I said ‘no’ to massage but I am sure it was at least 30. When we left at around 2pm it was 30 degrees, the beach was overcrowded and the Thai girls had company. There were now tattoo sellers, Indians who repeatedly shouted “cervesa, cola, fanta, aqua, beeeer”, other Indians who yelled “dodadodadodadodadoda coconut” (yes, they sold coconut pieces), people who sold sun glasses, skirts and all kinds of things. We got enough of all these salesmen and promised each other that we weren’t going back to the beach again. Instead we went to Parc de la Ciutadella, a cozy park with some attractions worth photographing. After we had gone through the park we went to the hotel to take a shower. The sweat was actually dropping from our bodies by then. We took the metro back to the city in the evening for dinner and a walk at La Rambla and finished the day with fruit and a drink on the balcony at our hotel.

The Monday was our big shopping day! Barcelona is the prefect city for shopping so in the morning we took the metro to Passeig de Gràcia which is the biggest fashion street in Barcelona.  We found more nice clothes than we had euro to pay for, so next time we go there we will probably bring more money :) When we went back to the hotel after 6 hours I had three tops, one tunic, one skirt and one blouse in my bags so I was quite satisfied anyway. Desigual is my new favourite brand ;) I also bought new sunglasses since I left mine in a fitting room somewhere by mistake.

Our plan for the evening was to take a shower, eat dinner, watch the fountain show again and then go to bed since we had to leave early in the morning today.  But when we came to the fountain we realised that there were no shows on mondays so we just went back to the hotel to sleep. Here is where we failed big time. When the time was 1am, we were still awake laughing like crazy about nothing. I can’t really explain why, but I guess we were over tired or something. Although it wasn’t that hard to wake up at 6am to eat breakfast, check out from the hotel and go to the airport this morning. But at 4pm there were two tired and hungry girls who arrived back in Stockholm. To sum everything up we can just say that it was a nice trip, we could go back to Barcelona any time. If you ever have thought about going there, you should just do it, you won’t regret it.



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Jun 12 2009

Good night Sweden, good morning…

Spain!

I am leaving home tonight at around 3am with a bag packed for a fours days trip. Tomorrow morning I will arrive in Barcelona. I haven’t really got time to think about this trip more than preparing the most important, like tickets, euro, etc. and tonight I am leaving. It feels unreal. But I will do my best to have a nice time in Barcelona. Since I am going with Elisabeth I will have fun, that’s for sure.



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May 27 2009

Another Twitter experience

Yesterday I twittered “Looking for a cheap hotel in Barcelona. Any ideas?” Today when I came home I had four new followers on Twitter and I had also got replies to my tweet from hotels and booking companies. Since I booked my hotel already yesterday evening I had no use for those tweets and I didn’t even check out their prices. But I didn’t expect that response really. It seems like the travel companies have understood how to use Twitter for marketing.



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May 26 2009

Next stop, Barcelona

Today I have booked a trip to Barcelona together with Elisabeth. We are going there for 3 days and nights in the middle of june. Hopefully it will be fun and I will get a chance to improve my tan :)



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