My complaint about the hotel:
Even though they said so in their webpage, THERE WAS NO INTERNET!!!
Me: Can we access the internet?
Employee: You'll need a computer...
Me: I have one on my back
Employee: Then you can.
Me: What do I have to? Is it the plug between the beds?
Employee: No, you just unplug the telephone and connect there.
Me [not fully understanding what he had said]: Do I have to pay for it?
Employee: Well... that depends on the server you connect to...
And at this point... Of course I have Internet on the hotel bedroom... all I need is a modem! Duh! Following the same logic, I also have access to cable TV, radio and air condicioned working properly... I simply have to bring it all with me!!!!!
Ok, now that I explained why I didn't blog all these days, here goes nothing
Lots and lots of turists! In fact, I don't really believe there are any other Spanish living in Barcelona apart from the ones working in the shops and the restaurants.
There's less people in the streets than in São Paulo, but the floor is a little bit dirtier...
Food is much more expensive than in Portugal... as most things are. It's
hard to have a meal by less then 10 euros. Down the Rambla (see below) we
paid over 9 euros for an orange juice!!! Ok, it was almost a litre of it,
but it really wasn't anything great
If you think these guys speak the same Spanish all over the country, you're
Near the northern border of Portugal, they speak Galaic, which is Spanish with a mixture of Portuguese (actually, their writting is closer to Portuguese than to Spanish).
Near the border with France, they speak Catalan, which, IMHO, is Spanish with
a mixture of French and also a little bit of Italian
I already knew this, but I didn't think it would be so hard to express
myself or even understand them, from times to times. It was very rare for me to
fool anybody and be taken for a native speaker
We went down
the Rambla, one of the most famous streets of Barcelona. There were guys
playing music (and this even included a great pianist of whom I couldn't take a
Oh, if you want to take pictures to every single artist you see and don't want to give a coin to every single one of them, please take the pictures while they're distracted!! This guy practicaly gave us a binary 4 with his fingers O:-)
Other places to visit:
The whole set of pictures here.
the picture I promised