camwhoring in the plane...
Like i mentioned in the previous post it was raining upon our arrival @__@ but lucky it wasn't heavy. we had 2 bus drivers with us throughout the whole trip and our driver was Frelentino. next we went for city tour and our tour leader for that day was Sandra. she brought us around the town area and some of the must-visit places in Barcelona.
there are a lot of nice and very artistic buildings around the towns...most of them are real fine piece of art (sorry arr damn lots of photos so i combined several into one)
view from inside the bus when it was raining
Olympic ring at Barcelona
us outside La Sagrada Familia.
this is a giant temple designed by the master architect Antonio Gaudi. It has been under construction since 1882 and still got another 30 - 80 years to go before it will be finished. The reason it needs so long for contruction is because it's depending on funding and donations. plus it's huge and has very complicated designs!
one of the place you must visit if you are at Barcelona. MUST okay... this is the famous food market at La Rambla Street. there are a lot of stalls inside selling seafood, fruits, candies, chocolates, meats etc etc and all the stalls are damn clean and the arrangement is so nice don't you think?! so colourful how can i resist?
yay yay these kids were so happy to see us ;D
Next we walked around town and visited some old church.
street artists at La Rambla Street. they actually wore that piece of heavy costumes on them throughout the whole day and expecting you to give them some money... and their make up skill damn pro lah!
my initial plan was just to take a simple photo with him by standing beside. but later on he offered me to hold his arm and so, i did!! hahah this guy damn funny you know he even joked to call me at night when the bf is sleeping (shhh...) :p
and spanish are great dog lovers!! i saw a lot of spanish bringing their dogs for morning and evening walks. and their dogs are so cuTeeee and obedient. some even waited outside while their owners were shopping! omg omg....
after few hours of city tour we checked in to our hotel in the evening and the hotel we stayed is Princesa Sofia. whoa the hotel damn nice, 5 star baby... ;D
we were supposed to gather at the lobby at 6.45pm for dinner so i din't plan to nap. but due to extreme tiredness i felt asleep on the bed =_= but dear's sudden awaken woke me up as well and it was already 6.35pm omg!! we both rushed like hell to bath and changed, lucky we were only 5 minutes late and there were others who were even later than us pheww....
next we headed back to the hotel to have a good rest so to have greater energy for the activities next day!
Buffet breakfast in the hotel at 8am. then we were driven to Costa Brava which often translated as 'wild coast'. it offers modern resorts on the shoreline, traditional Spanish villages, colourful annual fiestas and a variety of architecture and bars, cafes, museums and also art galleries. we also passed by the coastline of the Costa Brava along the Mediterranean Sea in Catalonia. in the hotel room before departure
with Jimmy, Lim and Mr Ng...
our next destination was La Roca Village. it's a street/place filled with several restaurants, cafes and factory outlets. i was told that some brands available are Timberland, Miss Sixty, Burberry, Loewe, Woman's Secret, Kipling, Versace etc etc.. knowing this i was damn excited already hehe... anyway we went for lunch first at a restaurant named La Fonda. then we were given few hours to shop around the place. My initial plan was to look for bags but towards the end of the day i couldn't find any because...most bags are too pricey!! especially after i converted back to RM. so in the end, both the bf and i bought only a few tees and bottoms :(
some of the food for our lunch
Dinner that day was at a restaurant named China 1903. wah i tell you this trip is fulled with meals. believe it or not i gained 2kg after the trip :'( plus we had a lot of steaks, pork, fries etc etc (heavy food). not forgetting, wine and liquor.
Well that was how we spent the first 2 days in Barcelona. Valencia was the second city we visited which i will blog about it soon. (i hope)
Okay its getting late time to say good night!!