Published: June 5th 2012June 1st 2012
This is only the Monastery.
Barcelona is fantastic. That is fact.
The first day that I was there, I went to Montserrat and saw one of Gaudi’s masterpieces in the mountains. I cannot describe it. So I wont. I cannot do it justice look for the pictures. I spent two hours on the wrong train and wasted two hours of the day go to the wrong place and returning. Crap. I then got on the righ one at got to Montserrat and took the cable car up to the mountain (way up the mountain. I met a couple from Chicago named Kris and Jay who were really nice and I probably hung around them too long and wasted a little time in the gift shop first. But I had to leave them and go get lunch, which was delicious and not healthy at all. It consisted of pizza, fries and croquetas. I then took a funicular further up the mountain. There were spectacular views. I think that I must have walked miles up there. Because I was on one side which had monasteries further down the mountain, which I could not spend the time on because I was too late getting to the park. The
other side of the top was higher. It took me an hour to get the top and it was well worth it. There were really difficult parts like 200-meter drop-offs next to the trail and slick rocks that you could slip on in a heartbeat. The best part of the tour was the top. You could see for miles and miles and miles. I had trouble breathing because of the altitude but maybe I was just shocked at what I could see. It was the best thing ever. I have to add that is was a perfect day for the climb because there were very few clouds.
At the peak I met a man named Ariel from Argentina who was with his wife and friends. He showed me the way down and showed me how out of shape Americans are because he was fifty and he was going a lot faster than me. The coolest part of the day was talking with him and sharing the experience. We went back down the mountain and tried to catch a ride to the caves and we missed the ride by seconds. Oh well, further reason to go back. I was able
to see the basilica and the cathedral inside. Oh. My. God. This is why Gaudi is an immortal. I there was intricacy in every part of the building. Every lamp hanging up had a different design. Amazing. That is all I can say. I left tired and in awe.
I got back and did not find anyone. So I decided to go to the magic fountains. I had to take the metro to a funicular up to Montjüic. It was awesome. They do a light show with music. One of the songs was a montage of Disney songs and was absolutely amazing. I got the entire thing on video and it lasted 12 minutes. I then took the metro and walked back to the hostel.
Upon return to the hostel, all of my friends were surprised to see me. “Oh my god how was Portugal!” I never claimed that they were the brightest. It was funny though because some of them were logical enough to know that they were being retarded. I went out again and got lost. I had a lot of fun with my friends that night and I would say the night was fantastic as a whole. That is where I am going to end this one. Look for my next on in a few minutes. Later…