Dear Blog readers,
with a classical portuguese sweet speciality in my hand I said Good-Bye to Lisbon: Pastel de Nata. I have to admit that my expectations for my upcoming destinations are high after this perfect days here. Will Barcelona be able to beat that?
The airport of ‘Barce’ is certainly a nice spot, where it should not be to awful to accept delays. Everything is brand new, spacious, friendly, with a lot of glass and the obligatory shops and food stalls. For everyone who travels efficiently – like me – it is good to know that you have to schedule the transfer from terminal 1 to 2. To go to the city center and back to the airport, you have to catch the train from here.
After I moved into my new apartment – my host was just about to give another room in his place a delightful color. I made a first tour to the Plaza Cataluña where the famous boulevard Ramblas is starting. From my accommodation it took me only 20 minutes to come here, passing two popular buildings of Gaudí. My diner: a couple of churros with hot chocolate. Mmh.
The real tourist.
After relying on the Internet until now (to limit my backpack content) I wanted to buy a travel guidebook this time but it was already kind of late. Luckly there is always an open shop late in the evening, the department store “El Corte Inglès”. The elegant shop with full-line range of goods offered one German Barcelona book. YES. Well, it was more like an advertisement brochure and had a slightly confusing name, but it did contain some useful information. So, I was equipped and ready to go!