Buenos Dias!

Day 2 in Barcelona consisted of long walks on the beach, shopping and more walking. After an awesome buffet breakfast of pastries, croissants and coffee, we headed off to the beach in overcast but really warm weather.

We split into our groups and walked for about an hour to the beach. We saw the Columbus Monument and lots of beautiful market stalls. When we arrived at the beach we were amazed by the beautiful scenery, palm trees everywhere and a clear blue sky. We all felt like we were on a tropical island!
After our beautiful swim in the Mediterranean Sea, we walked along the beach passing through so many cultures and languages, playing Spotto all the way 🙂

It was a long, tiring but enjoyable walk back to the hotel, stopping constantly in shops and stalls. We finally arrived home to have a shower and Siesta. Before you know it, we were out exploring again in La Rambla, but this time trying to find a delicious Spanish meal. We went through a food market full of fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Some girls bought delicious strawberries and cherries that were the size of golf balls!!

Dinner was nice, we had Tapas. This consisted of many small side plates such as prawns, meatballs, potatoes, chicken salad and octopus. By the end of dinner we were all very tired and went back to the hotel.

Happy Birthday today to Phoebe and Aliesha.

Bridget and Vanessa

Hola Barcelona!!

3 continents and 36 hours of being confined in the air, we’re finally here. The 33 of us got on a bus and headed of to our hotel. We can’t say we know everyone’s names but we’re all friendly and come to accept the fact that we’re going to be together for the next 3 weeks.

The city is absolutely beautiful. It’s simple and small, yet full of culture and the architecture is gorgeous. There are hardly any cars on the street, everyone here walks or has a bike. I doubt cars would even fit on half the streets.

Mason Castilla, our hotel, is one of the coziest places. We’ve hardly been here a day and we don’t want to leave on Thursday. Every room is decorated differently with different furniture and colours.

After settling in, half of us, who had the energy, went on a small adventure walk around the city, while the other half caught up on sleep. At around 6, we gathered in the hotel lobby and went searching for a place to eat, before coming home for an early night and a good sleep.

Off to the beach today to swim in the warm Mediterranean!!!!! 😀

Melissa & Meaghan.