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Published: April 27th 2005
Well I am officially back at Uni in England. Had a month off to do a little exploring and resting. I needed it and I am finally over the sickness that plagued me for so long! HAHA I beat you stomach acid thing! Anyway.. sorry it has been so long since I have written in here, but did not have a lot of access to a comp!
Spain seems like a long long while ago... I will try to remember all the funnyness of the trip. It didnt start out too great because Amber and I woke up (on time or so we thought!) and started to get ready. We headed to the bus stop and once we got there we talked to some of her friends and realized the clocks had moved foward an hour!!!! Oh NO!!!! We had to call a taxi and hall it to the airport. We made it.. few.... Then went through security and thought Amber was behind me.. Well she lost her boarding card! I thought with a beginning of a trip like that that Spain was going to kill us. It tried to with me, but that is later on.
Well we made it
to Spain. We hopped on the bus and got off at the wrong stop. Ah lost... wait that always happens to me! Then some weird guy from Spain tries to pick up Amber and then along come his friend. They want to take us out for a drink! Being the *cough* responsible *cough* one who thought it was a better idea to stay away from theh crazies we went to the hostel instead.
Little did we know the horribleness of the hostel that lay ahead! All the bunk beds were full and our bed was in the middle of a hallway right night to the bathroom. Talk about traffic and bad smells all in one night. I think I got a grand total of 4 hours of sleep.
That moring we woke up to the free hostel breakfast of just a cresant. Bleh! So we decided to eat a bite at subway! Woot Woot! It was off to explore the streets of Spain. We saw the statue of Columbus, the beautiful port, the National Art museum (they actually had a photography exhibit! I spent 2 hours in a small room). After a long fun filled day we learned that the
downstairs area of the hostel closed at 1:30 and this crazy lady would yell at you and tell you to get out.
Amber and I found the market which was a bad thing. We found dried fruit, heart cookies, pineapple, bread, and everything else you can imagine! Then we found Sangria... well that is bad... I bought a box of rice krispies earlier that day(you will understand why I just wrote that in a sec)... We ordered a liter of Sangria and drank the whole thing. I have to admit we were a little tipped out and it began to rain down very hard. I kept slipping and was running though the rain covering my head with rice krispies! It was hilarious and I was laughing so hard I almost feel over! On the way back we did a little shopping and I found an amazing ring!
I got to try chocolate con churros (bad thing!). Amber and I found a little hang out in Spain called Cafe de L'Opera and we because regulars for the 3 nights we had left. I saw the Gaudi Church and the Gaudi Park. They were both amazing. We tried tapas and our last
night we had a brilliant meal with pallas, sangria(it became out 2 pm habbit), and this catalayan dessert(amazing)! The last night we got to hear live jazz! I was just sitting there rockin out to the talents of these 4 guys. It made me realize I want to be a rock star in a small basement like them. Just loving the music they are playing and just being able to jam in front of people.
Here is a funny story for you! At night we would just walk around and these guys were carrying cervesa's (drinks/well beer) and they would just chill around and say cervesa and then they would whisper as we walked by "crack" "acid" and then go back to cervesa.. Strangeness... Anyway they would sell things on the beach... It was cervesa.... coco...beer... water... it was really funny because it sounded like they were meditating... lama lama lama.... I am strange I know!
Well I left Barcelona with the worst sunburn I have ever had in my life! I was tomato red for a good 5 days! Then I also left there with some cold disease! It was brilliant and worth it because my brit white self
is finally gone! YES! I am olive again!!!!! Sorry this blog is so sporatic, but this was a month ago and my mind is gone! haha! I am sure there were more random stories, but I wont bore you and enjoy the pics! Miss everyone! By the way there are more pics in the gallery if you are bored!
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