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Month: January, 2012

Tourist in my own city – helicopter ride

11 January, 2012 (18:36) | Living in Europe

For Mark’s birthday this year I bought us a helicopter ride over Barcelona and Montserrat. This an expensive trip, the 35 minute one that takes you to Montserrat, but there are other more affordable ones, like the 10 minute ride over the city. It was awesome to see our chosen city from yet another perspective. […]

Tourist in My Own City – part 2 (Columbus statue)

11 January, 2012 (17:44) | Living in Europe

View of Las Ramblas from inside the Columbus statue. From here it is easy to see how Las Ramblas was once a river dumping into the harbor. Today Quixote and I are going to see if we can ride the rickety elevator to the top of the Cristopher Columbus statue at the end of Las […]

Tourist in my own city – part 1

11 January, 2012 (12:06) | Living in Europe

We’ve been living here in Barcelona for over 5 years now, yet the city never ceases to amaze me. Some days I like to pretend I’m a tourist, and I’ll check out some of the more popular attractions. I often combine a tourist outing with a hike. I am always accompanied by my dog Quixote. […]