4 Nov 2011
It suddenly rained heavily as the bus reached Barcelona Nord. I still had one destination which was on my list for the trip which was Andorra, a small country that is located between France and Spain. But due to the weather factor and the time which I had left, I decided to give it a miss as my flight back home was the next morning. I did not want to gamble as anything could happen along the way there and back . This is the only disadvantage when we purchase a discounted ticket. Miss the flight and the ticket is worthless…….
I found a hostel much to my liking after walking from the bus station heading towards the Plaza de Catalunya which is the heart of transportation in Barcelona. Refreshed myself and began walking around the city center. I started at the Ciutat Villa district which is the oldest part of Barcelona. The Picasso museum is also located in this area as well as the Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar and the Mercat del Born (Central Market).
I managed to find the La Rambla where it is always full of tourist in the day and full during the night if FC Barcelona wins any matches. The Barcelona Habour is next to the Colombus Statue and Port Vell where I had lunch nearby with my parents earlier on this trip.
The Olympic Port where the Barcelona Casino is, is also located in the area. I made the right decision of not going to Andorra today as I could see Barcelona more in detail by walking rather than taking the Hop On Hop Off bus service again.
There were many places of interest that Barcelona has to offer but it has to be done in a few days. I walked around that area until it started to rain. Shame. Well I enjoyed the day and as I walked backed to the hostel I dropped by a sundry shop to buy some groceries for my dinner as we are allowed to cook in that particular hostel. My plan to taste some of Barcelona night life was dashed as the rain became heavier and there was no way I could walk to the bars and restaurants. Taxi rides are expensive in Barcelona. I spent the night surfing the Internet as I had an early flight tomorrow. The receptionist even offered to wake me up but I know the hard and expensive way of missing morning flights. It was already 4.30 am and started walking to Plaza de Catalunya to catch the shuttle bus to the Airport ……….