The past few weeks have been busy, in more ways than one. I have grown increasingly dissatisfied with the job though it is a long work schedule, it is more the lack of support or team work amongst members of staff. I have started looking for new work and in the meantime have a much needed visitor from back home and a planned weekend in Barcelona.
We arrived on Saturday after taking the slow train and by the time we'd found the hostel and gone out for sightseeing the gloom of twilight was already making sightseeing a little difficult. We took the metro to the Arc de Triomf and visited Parc Ciutadella. Around the Arc de Triomf was busy with locals out walking and jogging, kids on bikes and rollerblades and street performers along the edges. It was dark by the time reached the park itself but still busy. I proudly pointed out 'my' palm tree where I sat to eat lunch every day whilst studying at International House. We stopped to watch a man with a clever frog puppet, brilliantly wired so its fingers actually played the miniature piano in front of it. and then wandered by the fountains before going in search of food. We wound up in a pizza restaurant very familiar from 2 years ago and then returned to the hostel. Read more>>>