Carcassonne to Barcelona Day 6


Today was another bus day. We had an early start this morning. We all had to be on the bus by 8am. On this bus leg we were to travel over the Pyraneese mountains which border France and Spain. I enjoyed the bus trip up the mountain. Driving along the twisty roads up into the clouds and then above the clouds. On the descent we passed by all the ski resorts. Most of which were closed because their was no snow. Just green grass and green trees.

Once we descended the mountain we were in Andorra. A small country that is bordered by France and Spain. It is known as a tax haven. Only recently this has started to change. The locals are not happy about having to pay income tax. About time they joined the rest of the world.

Rhian and I took a walk around Andora and Rhain could not help looking at almost every shop. The prices were either equal or more than that at home so we didn’t buy anything The only bonuses were for people were smoked or who are big drinkers.

We made our way back to the bus for the trip to Barcelona. Once we arrived in Barcelona we were taken on a tour of the city from our bus. First we went to Sagrada Familia, Gaudi’s cathedral he built and is stilll being built today. You can see the diffeence between his creations and his plans (pictures and digrams) after his death. We also saw the stadium of the 1992 Olympic games and the Olympic swimming pool that over looks the city. Probably the best olympic swimming pool of any olympic games. Especially for the diving when you saw the city flash by as each diver fell.

Once we arrived at the hotel our bus drivers hours were up. We had enough time to drop our bags and then meet in the lobby for a buffet in the hotel resturant. After dinner we then caught a train into La Rumbla (the shopping district) walked across to a the square to watch a flamingo dancing show.

The show only lasted 30 minutes and was mostly just the band playing. There was a couple dancing for two minutes and the begining and a guy who had extremely fast feet. The band were really good, the show needed to be longer, it was really short.

After the show we went across the arena to a pub. We stayed for two drinks then caught a cab back to the hotel with a few other couples. We had four taxis all racing each other back to the hotel. Was like a scene out of the bank job. The were running through red lights, going 80- 100kms. it felt weird and scared at the same time.




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