Back from Spain Darlings!. Got in last night, too tired to blog. I have tons of pictues, and I'm waiting for them to be developed, but I can honestly say I was super impressed and absolutely knackered.
It was a brilliant few days. Very excellent, the weather was amazing, 16/18 degrees in Valencia on Tuesday, I am so envious- I almost froze last night waiting for a taxi.
I have eaten like a gourmand and drunk like sailor on 24hour shore leave. I went to as many museums as I could, the MNAC in Barcelona is my favourite. It is in a castle and over looks the whole of Barcelona, hell of a walk down Grand Via to get there (but I needed it to walk off the meal I had in Caracoles the night before-Carrer Ferran, just left off la Rambla)- and a lot of steps to climb, but it was amazing!.
I went to L'oceanográfic -the largest marine park in Europe- in Valencia and watched enthralled at the amazing dolphin show. Wow! That's all I can say. I had lunch there in the restaurant...oh my.. it was amazing. the walls are glass and behind them thousand of silver fish swim right past your table. At one point as I raised my fork and man in full diving apparel swam gently past, cleaning the tank. I waved, he waved back. Surreal.
Anyway the park and the new Opera house - which looks like a space ship- and the Museum of science art and nature and the huge pod like building that looks kind of like a vast fat cactus were all designed by a local, Santiago Calatrava and if you are ever in Valencia you just have to go and stand there in awe!
Barcelona is aways fabulous, everytime I go there I have a ball. I found a new bar, run by an Irish couple-it is called Milk, great food, ever greater booze, excellent atmosphere, we were finally thrown out at three in the morning, tops! It is down in Barrio Gótic, La Parnasse. If you are ever in city, do go.
And what a palava I missed! Riots in Dublin. Honest to God riots, Charlie Bird called and 'Orange bastard' and beaten up!? Who would have thought it?
Anyhoo gotta go wash clothes and try get back to some normality.