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One more day in Barcelona

rain 15 °C

The clouds have parted and the monsoon has ended for the time being here in Barcelona. We had very few things on our agenda today as the rain last night deterred us from making any serious plans. One of the few things we had to do was to try and ship the case of wine we still have from France. Thank you America for being so difficult that no one will ship you anything...the explosive devices will get through, but our wine will not. So our friends in Mallorca have lucked in and will be receiving a 6-pack of beautiful French wine any day now.

Next, we still had to find this little ongoing construction project called La Basilica de Familia Sagrada. This church is still being built and is a symbol of Barcelona and the incredible work of Antoni Gaudi. The project actually started in 1882 and Gaudi was the architect in charge from 1883 until his death in 1926. The estimated completion date is sometime in the first third of this century...maybe it is because everyone here takes such a long break for lunch!!

My personal attendance record at church over the years would be considered extremely disappointing in any ministers eyes, but walking up to this building is an awe inspiring experience. It left us both speechless during and well after the time we spent here. We took some pictures, but the detail in this building wouldn't be captured in a movie, let alone a still photo. A friend recommend we battle the long line to enter as it would be well worth the time and he wasn't kidding. Inside and out, it is a wonder, of architecture and craftsmanship.

Not much left to accomplish now, we are ready for Nepal. There was a restaurant I had tried to find last night but it had eluded us in the rain. Tonight we weren't giving up so easily as the recommendations were very solid and it was also so close to our accommodation that there was no way we shouldn't be able to find it. We arrived at 8:30 to discover again that we were early for dinner...they didn't open until 9pm. We went and found a great little bar for a quick glass of cava before we headed back to find out that they packed up quickly. They found us a table in the back and proceeded to serve us the best meal we have had in Spain and one of the best meals of our trip so far. A great way to end our first part of our tour.

No telling what the internet situation will be in Nepal, so we will see you when we see you...

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Posted by colincampbell 15:56 Archived in Spain

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Wow!!!!! Now that is a church. Sending all our Love your way. Be safe!

by CIndy Harper

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