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26 Degrees - NICE!

sunny 26 °C

Sometimes getting to the airport can be a snap or a bit of a challenge…and even more of a challenge when a train strike commences on the morning of your departure. This is another reason to always give yourself plenty of time to journey your way to the airport. This morning we left our apartment en route for Charles de Gaulle Airport for our flight to Barcelona. Who knows what we have in store upon arrival in Barcelona due to the Catalonia protests taking over the streets in and around the city. The airport was a location of the main protests earlier in the week cancelling many flights. We were lucky – our flight left on time. All part of the adventure! Haha. It may make for some interesting blog entries. A.J. was not worried – he figured he did not have to outrun any protestors…just had to outrun ME! haha.

Our flight through British Airways operated by Vueling Airlines (never flown this airline before) left with a short delay. We were able to get emergency exit row seats for a small fee upon check in – but sooooo worth it! Extra leg room and priority boarding. Flight time to Barcelona was 1 hour 30 minutes. We caught the Aerobus to the city centre to Plaza de Catalunya for 6 Euros. From there it was a short walk to our apartment – thank you Google maps! No protestors – no nothing – all good – so far – fingers crossed!

After checking into our amazing apartment we set out to explore this vibrant city. First stop….more gelato! We continued to the port and then up Las Rambla where we enjoyed a great dinner a huge ass pail of sangria. This city has such a great vibe – despite any crap from protestors – we haven’t seen anything out of the ordinary!
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A quick walk from Plaza de Catalunya up to Casa Batllo for some amazing Gaudi architecture. This was definitely a must see in this city... we will hopefully see more in the next few days while we are here!
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We found a grocery store to stock up on supplies – rum, coke, snacks, ice, milk and of course a jug of sangria – the staples on any travelling journey! We ended the evening with a quick dip in our roof top pool - not heated....so it was perfect for any good Canadian! We took the plunge! haha.

Step count: 16 825…after all it was a travel day!

Posted by moorsey88 13:26 Archived in Spain

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