Sunday, May 08, 2005

Weekend Destination : Barcelona!

One of the benefits of working in London is the close proximity to other European cities. Although embarking on a weekend trip is declaring Monday a write-off, but when offered an all-expenses paid trip to Barcelona, I decided that Mondays were overrated. So here I am, in Barcelona writing this in my hotel room.

It was arranged for a group of us from different banks by a broker firm. As I had to work late on Friday night, I took an early flight this morning into Barcelona while the others landed late Friday for a house party. I was told that the party was really awesome, and a few people didn't make it today for the tour which I joined right after landing. They had a tour guide taking us to different tourist spots, giving his version from a local perspective. We visited Parque Guell, Sagrad Familia, Paseo de Gracia and viewed Casa Bhatllo and la Pedrera from the outside and walked around Barrio Gotico and El Born. Afterwards we headed to a restaurant by the beach called El Cangrejo Loco (the crazy crab) and had some seafood (uhhh.. right.. ). Luckily there was enough alcohol to keep me happy..

Now I'm back at the hotel, taking a siesta and enjoying the 32" plasma TV playing Spanish music videos. Woot!

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