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diumenge, de novembre 21, 2004

A summary of things I did

I got this assigment to write about all the things I did, but it's almost impossible! I did so many things and they were all so great, so this could become a very long story!
The last few weeks I got a lot of visitors (my parents, familie, friends) and they all expected me to show them the city. So I saw a lot of the touristic places again and again. Thats why I know all about what you should see if you are here only for the weekend. Off course you should visit the Sagrada Familia, The Rambla, the beaches, Montjuic, the Magic Fountains, Park Guell, the Picasso museum, the Kathedral etc.
But if you have more time and want to see more, there are some things who are really worth doing. Like some trips out of Barcelona. I've been to the Cava festival of Sant Sadurni d´Anoia, we rented a car and drove to Valencia and I've been to Monserrat. I can recommend all of these trips. It's nice to be out of the city and smell some fresh air, and there is so much to see and do around Barcelona!
Also the trips we made with school, to Port Aventura and the Dalí museum/ Gala's house, were really interesting. It takes some time to travel by bus or train, but it's nice to see the environment around Barcelona!
Also in the city, there are some interesting places to go. Like the museum of funeral cars! I've been there, it's so funny! It's very small, in a basement and if you want to go there, a lady comes with you to open the doors. Then you can walk around and see some old funeral cars and when you're finished, you go to the lady again and she'll bring you back!
What I really liked are the parks on Montjuic, there are some beautifull ones and you can sit there on a sunday with a book and some music and really relax!
If you want to go out, there are thousands of places you can go! If you don't want to spent a lot of money, you have to go to Placa Reial first and find some free tickets, then you can decide what you like the most!! My favorit place to have some cocktails, was Boadas! It is a small bar, but the barmen are really professional and they make great cocktails! If you watch the walls, you can find out wich famous persons have been here before!
A thing you must not do, is carry to much important things with you in the city!! It is better not to take a purse at all! We've experienced that last friday, when Sophie was robbed and we became in a weired situation with police and scary, high boys all around us!! Barcelona is a dangerous city, we know that now!!!
But the thing I want to advise to all the people who are comming to this beautifull city, try to find the original, small and interesting places besides the known, famous and touristic places and most of all enjoy your time here, because it's over before you know it!!!

dilluns, de novembre 08, 2004

It sounds like you've been having a great time...

I'm pleased that things have been going well for you Jet.

I'd like to ask you to do one more thing, to summarise what you've been up to since you last wrote, and to imagine you were advising someone coming here next year. What would you tell them to go and see that has really impressed you? What would you tell them to miss?

I look forward to reading your reply.