Day 1: We arrived in Barcelona about 9 am Barcelona, about 3 am Halifax time. It is so beautiful. The tiny narrow streets with lots of stores is awesome, but the market (very near our hotel) has so much in it. We even saw baby pigs (dead) in a store and it was aweful.
The ride from Halifax to Newark was very good, the flight attendant Ann was from the Bronx and she was really friendly. Great flight. Then the flight to Barcelona was long but we were served a free dinner and a light breakfast. The airline service was awesome! Thanks so much. When we landed, the airport is very large. As we drove through the streets to our hotel, we looked at so much Spanish design in their buildings. We arrived at the hotel and the doorman was there right away. The check in went smoothly. Our hotel is fantastic and the room is beautiful! I'll put pics up when we return and write some more on what we see.
One thing I'll brag about is the hotel, it is awesome!! Hotel 1898 is so classy and beautiful. The rooms are exquisite! The beds are a dream as are the sheets, comforter and pillows. We have a side view of the mountain and houses. We didn't want the busy rooms on the La Rambla side. The La Rambla is incredible. They sell lots of things, police are everywhere and there are so many people constantly. Layla tried an ice cream pizza ( really pizza in pita rolled up like a cone) Rialey is not eating enough
Day 2: We had all gone to sleep early exhasted and a little sick. It is hard to get your head around the time change. We don't know what time it is anywhere!! I called the desk 3 am to find out the time and then set our computer to Barcelona time.
My throat is really sore and course and my nose is stuffed. I am ignoring all that because we want to have a great time. We are staying in the Gothic part of Barcelona and wow! the buildings and alley streets are truly amazing! Vendors everywhere, trying to sell you lots of stuff. We even saw dead pigs in a display, which included little baby pigs, ugh.
The market sells lots of different foods and items and you can pick out what you want to eat and they cook it for you. The main foods here are fish, all kinds of fish, you name it, they sell it. Layla was upset with me because she feels I should be trying Spanish foods. I said you eat what you want and I'll eat what I want. I am not a big fish eater. The police here are so handsome but they won't let you take a picture of them and there are lots of them on the La Ramblas. So tired, after we shopped, we went back to the hotel and went to bed.
The kids played through the night when Rialeywoke up early but we settled down, except Layla who was on the computer facebooking her friends. Layla slept while we ate the buffet breakfast. So many foods we've never seen before. The eggs taste funny as does the orange juice. There was lots of food but couldn't eat a lotof it. I thought we had to leave but thankfully we have another night. I love this hotel, the beds and sheets are awesome and the pillows are not feather but whatever they are, they're great! I still love my Sleep Bamboo sheets the best.
We are going up to the rooftop pool for him to swim. I'm posting some pictures from the rooftop so I hope you enjoy them.
chow for now.
|Little guy Rialey couldn't wait to go swimming!|