Mum is a big Anne of Green Gables fan, so we’d planned to take her to Prince Edward Islands, birthplace of author LM Montgomery and where it was all set, for her 70th birthday. Unfortunately buying a flat became a priority that year and it was decided we would postpone the big trip for a year.
Plans started early in 2015, we decided we would not only visit PEI but also Toronto and Boston. Initial plans to hire a car and drive from PEI down to Boston proved expensive, crossing from Canada and leaving the car in Boston would cost us around £1,000 so we changed plans and decided a drive from Halifax to Charlottetown would be nice enough.
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Following last years epic trip to California, we weren’t really sure how we’d follow it in 2012. Initially we’d thought about Florida, possibly even Canada but then I saw the Redskins would be playing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Cowboys Stadium! Much as I hate the Cowboys, they have arguably the best stadium in the world and I wasn’t going to miss the Redskins playing there on Thanksgiving!
After a quick look on eBay, it wouldn’t be hard to get tickets, so plans started to develop…
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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