Monday, June 23, 2008

Day 1 and 2: Barcelona, Spain

Okay i know i procrastinated this post. not that i don't want to blog about it but no time!! anyway, before i lost interest i better get it done. so here it is!!

We took 2310 flight on the 9th and reached Amsterdam airport at about 0600 (Spain's time). Recalling back i did nothing much on the plane for that 12 hours. can't really slept well and no nice movies to watch :( anyway, we transitted from Amsterdam to Barcelona in the same morning and reached Barcelona at about 9am.
nice views from above ^__^

camwhoring in the plane...

Day one

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!



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

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?


oh yummy yummy fruits... my favourite!! ;)

porks at food market. at first i thought their famous type of meat is steak or lamb but i was wrong. porks are actually their common meal.

all sorts of chocolates at a very reasonable price ^__*

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....
Dinner for the day was tapas (famous appetizers in Spanish cuisine) @ Marina Moncho near the Olympic port.
us at Marina Moncho restaurant with those yummy dishes...

sunset comes late in Spain. believe it or not it was already 9pm when i took this photo but the sky was still very bright @__@ sunrise was at about 6 in the morning during summer. to summarize, day times are longer than nights in Spain.


i was here!! 0_o

l-r: the bf, myself, Jess, Hou and Jackie

next we headed back to the hotel to have a good rest so to have greater energy for the activities next day!


Day Two
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


beautiful panorama view besides the sea.... and it was so cold!!!




sandy beach
the one i love... ;)



with Jimmy, Lim and Mr Ng...



Ms Tong, a very nice lady from Summit Holidays

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

having our sangria (a mixture of red wine and soda with some slices of lemon)


me outside La Fonda restaurant


one of my favourite picture!!

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.

random pictures of us

We went for porno show at the same night opps....well its something very common there so i think no need to feel shy lah... seriously it was my first time watching this kind of thing live. it's actually a small club with a spinning stage in the center. everyone were allowed to order a drink per pax. okay no further description already and of cause no pictures for this event :\ The show finished at about 12am and then we were driven back to the hotel. *tired*

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!!

8 comments:

  1. Hey, better post ur shopping goodies here..I wanna have a look. hE hE hE..IF U DUN MIND?

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  2. angeline: of cos i dun mind. but i think u need to wait for some time..plan to post it 2gether with my last post of my trip. hehe.

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  3. Such a wonderful holidays! *Drooling*

    Wonder when I'll be able to have such gateway T_T?

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  4. yvonne: yep it was realy wonderful!!
    dont worry la i m sure you will have the chance in future... ;)

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  5. wahh i love barcelona!! i love the architecture there omg.. u went there for work or holiday? appx. how much dya spend for the entire trip?

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  6. Wow, such wonderful holiday! So jealous! And also so many beatiful pictures!Sure have lotsa fun!

    Waiting for more of your stories!

    Btw, u took KLM plane to Amsterdam?I took that plane every time back to Msia. The same plane coz the plane is from Jakarta to Amsterdam and transit in KL!

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  7. Cryst: yea those architecture are real damn nice!! of cos went there for holiday ;) went there for 9 days 6 nites.
    Yoong Yoong: yes u r right. i took KLM. it makes intermediate stop at Msia and continue to fly to Jakarta/Amsterdam. yea stay tune cause more updates soon!

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  8. By the way Cryst, it was an all-expenses-paid trip so both my bf and I only need to spend on our shopping expenses.about RM4K lor...

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