Adventures in Spain

I started posting a few comments from Spain during my trip, but then it became more difficult to find internet access. Now I’m back in Austin after a very loooong flight back home and I’m very pleased to say that my trip was fantastic. I think Spain is a beautiful country with very nice people, food, weather and things to do. I would love to come back again and see other places that I missed this time (San Sebastian, Bilbao, Sevilla, Córdoba, …).

Here is a summary of my trip:

November 16
Austin – Newark – Madrid – Barcelona

November 17Photos
Arrival to Barcelona
Caro’s Ajiaco for lunch!
Go to gallery / bar with Caro, Nati and Marco
Ultramarino Bar with Alejandra

November 18
Sagrada Familia
Paseo del Modernismo
Paseo de Gracia
Downtown Barcelona
Barrio Gótico
El Raval
Champañeria (1 bottle of champagne with cheese and ham for 7€!)
Latin Party

November 19Photos
Flight to Madrid
Mad Hostel
Meet with Idoia

November 20Photos
Bus to Toledo with Idoia
Back to Madrid
Chocolate with churros

November 21
Jardin Botánico
Museo del Prado (La Maja Desnuda – Goya & Las Meninas – Velásquez)
Su Majestad la Reina Doña Sofía
Puerta de Alcalá
Plaza de las Cibeles
Palacio Real
Catedral (Almudena)
Noche de Flamenco en Casa Patas con Idoia, Monica y Vanesa

November 22
Museo Reina Sofía
Parque el Retiro
Plaza de las Ventas
Lunch at Casa Alberto
Estadio Santiago Bernabeu (Real Madrid) – Photos

November 23Photos
Flight to Granada
Meet with Caro
Cathedral of Granada (graves of both Queen Isabel and King Fernando)
Walk around Granada

November 24
Walk around Granada

November 25
The AlhambraPhotos
Barcelona F.C 4 – 0 VillarrealPhotos

FC Barcelona: Valdés; Zambrotta, Puyol, Thuram, Gio; Edmilson (Oleguer, m. 77), Deco, Iniesta, Giuly (Xavi, m. 67); Ronaldinho y Gudjohnsen (Ezquerro, m. 72).

Villarreal CF: Barbosa; Javi Venta, Fuentes, Cygan, Arruabarrena; Marcos Senna (Somoza, m. 88), Josico (Tacchinardi, m.45), Cani, Marcos García; José Mari (Guille Franco, m. 45) y Forlán.

1-0, m. 34: Ronaldinho (PK)
2-0, m. 54: Gudjohnsen
3-0, m. 69: Iniesta
4-0, m. 87: Ronaldinho

November 26Photos

November 27Photos
Parc Güell
Casa Batlló

November 28Photos
Teatro Museo Dalí

November 29
Museo Picasso y Sabartés
Fundación Joan Miró