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Report 1970: Three Travellers in the Costa del Sol, Barcelona and Paris

By Doug Phillips from Canada, Fall 2011

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Page 4 of 8: Barcelona - Arrival

photo by Doug Phillips

Placa des Traginers, Barcelona - from our balcony

The next stage of our "fall tour" consisted of four days, from Tuesday October 18 to Friday October 21, in the Catalan city of Barcelona. Four days in Barcelona? I know, I know, it’s not nearly long enough, and it is a city to which we hope to return.

We arrived from Malaga mid-morning on a Vueling flight, phoned the owner of the apartment we had booked, and took a taxi to the location on the miniscule Carrer del Pom d’Or, just behind the main post office in the Barii Gotic area. We were met by a Scotsman (!), who showed us the accommodations, took our money and gave us a few recommendations (some helpful, some not) about the area. The building entry was not encouraging, but the apartment was fine, with three small balconies, and the location is excellent.

We were on the Plaça del Traginers, next to the Roman wall, within a couple of minutes walk to a supermarket and several restaurants, and less than a 10-minute walk along the Passeig de Colom to the Ramblas - five minutes when we discovered the most direct route through the narrow streets of the area.

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