Barcelona July 12th 2012 When we arrived in Barcelona, we were met by Monica who is an old friend from Lismore. She took us up to a great lookout to look over the city and surprised us by having some cold beers waiting in the back of the car! We sat and chatted for a couple of hours, admiring the view (and Chris checking out all the mountain bikes going past), and then she dropped us at the train station so we could make ... read more
Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Barcelona Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
We have been meaning to go on a decent trip for ages now. Last year some very cheap prices came up on bestflights, so we decided to take the plunge.
After this it became all about saving as much money as possible. Working a lot, and spending stuff all (apart from the occasional necessary bike part or gadget).
We are looking forwards to five months away, spending two weeks in Thailand, and the rest of the time split between Europe and North America. We haven't planned much - just hoping to see lots of great sites, and eat a pile of tasty food.
Oh, there'll probably be a lot of food photos... full info