27 Apr 2019

To Barcelona we go!

Just a travel day today. We checked out of the AirBnB - was a great place to stay in Prenzlauer berg and very convenient to most everything we wanted to see. Off to the airport in the morning (a bit early). Well, actually... very early. We waited a very long time for the Vueling airline counter to open, checked in, then had to walk to a different terminal to pay for our one bag (50 euro, cash only). Had lunch then went through security and waited again for a very long time.

We made it to Barcelona! Flight was an hour late, but arrived in daylight. Took the Aero express bus right to Placa de Catalunya and walked to the hotel via the narrow cobble stone streets. Our hotel gave us a room on the top floor with our own private balcony (15'x15') overlooking the area. The hotel also gave us a small fruit basket for booking directly with them (rather than Expedia). A four star hotel in the Gothic quarter at a cheaper price than in Munich. Can't beat that!
The balcony even comes with a built in step to look over the wall

Interesting evening views from our terrace/patio. A bit noisy too. Crowds here are unbelievable - hotel says there is a football (soccer) game tonight. We'll see if there are fewer people out on the streets tomorrow when we go to Gaudi's Casa Mila (La Padrera).

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