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Report 1963: Through Extremadura, on to Madrid, into Cordoba

By kathyk from Michigan, Spring 2011

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Page 2 of 6: Barcelona

I left for Barcelona one week ahead of the others on uneventful flights. That is a good thing. I spent my time visiting old friends and walking around the city. One day I fell into a student demonstration in Plaza San Jaume, complete with riot police from whom all of us, supporters or not, had to make a hasty retreat. During the same time period, I got an education watching futbol on TV, from my friend’s brother – which means all things Mesi. Another night we watched the classic Spanish film, “Soy Minero”, with Antonio Molina and another evening, “Division Azul”, two diametrically opposed views of Spain, one liberal, the worker/socialist situation, the second, conservative, the Franco dictatorship’s worldview.

The departure of my three American friends was delayed 24 hours by a Michigan snow storm that left them grounded on the first leg. One day later, I met them at the Barcelona airport, from there we took the train into town and rolled our suitcases a couple of blocks to our apartment, home for the next seven nights, which was the last full week in February. We had a four bedroom, two bath apartment in the Exaimple area, Negre apartments, which has been reviewed by others. I will do the same in the reviews section, along with all our other hotel reviews which have already been published.

Well, the days and nights in Barcelona were spent doing what everyone does. They were fascinated by this city and I never tire of repeat visits. Since many others have reported so well and thoroughly on Barcelona, and we did nothing unique, I will skip the details here and go on to the rest of the trip.

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