We arrived in Barcelona around 1pm and could feel the heat straight away. It reminded me of stepping off the plane in Florida, many years ago.
Initially we thought about renting a car, so we spent a little time investigating rental prices. It looked like it would be around 300 euros, so maybe not. Instead we got a taxi to the hotel, somehow this cost us 20 Euros even though his display said 10? Nevermind, we at least avoided the 10 minute storm that began almost exactly as we stepped into the hotel lobby. This was the only rain to fall all week, and an hour later you would would never have known it had rained at all.
First objective was to find dinner. We decided on the easiest option, the hotel restaurant, which it turned out was perhaps a little posh for us. I had ribs, Nurcan some fairly plain pasta and pesto… 55 euros please! The highlight of the meal was Octopus tentacle for starter! We didn’t know when we ate it, Nurcan was not so pleased, I had another! It was fishy, but subtle in flavor, but with an odd, chewy texture to it. Continue reading Barcelona 2011