Monday, August 6, 2012

Barcelona - Part 1

Departing from Atocha station, Larry and I found ourselves partially enjoying the 1st class service we deserved, after all our last minute tickets cost us approximately RM770 (Note to self, never purchase last minute tickets ever again).

It was not necessarily scenic along the journey but it was comfortable at least, plus we were treated with nice beverages and music.

We arrived Barcelona Sants station around 7.30 p.m. local Spanish time, which only give us a short time frame to get to our hostel before it gets really dark. Alighting from either Sant Pau or Sagrada Familia metro station, it is about 15 minutes walk to reach our destination, Sant Jordi Hostel

Smacked in the middle of Barcelona, this hostel is in an ideal location for pedestrian tourists to walk around Barca. Our 1st stop after checking in was La Rambla (The Promenade), the liveliest street in Barcelona. This boulevard connects to Catalonia, and is abundant with tourists, street performers and stalls.

We stopped by for a quick dinner, and tapas was on our mind. But everything was a bit pricey over there, so we did not exactly over indulge.

Port Vell is one awesome marina and it is close to Maremagnum, the most happening mall in Barcelona.
It was already closing time, so we did not manage to hang out in the mall. Instead, we strolled along the port.

We were quite drained by the end of the day, and we decided to call it a night. Our room accommodated 8 people, but the other 6 were no where to be seen, too busy partying I guess. We used the free internet provided at the lobby before heading to the showers and bed. It was a long day the following day, so stay tuned for part 2 :)

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