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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #90 on: September 15, 2016, 10:44:00 AM »
If i have 2 days in spain, whats my best city to check out? with a bakery or kosher food of some sort.
I liked Barcelona a lot. It's different than Madrid, though Madrid is nice also.

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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #91 on: September 27, 2016, 08:52:30 PM »
Very nice TR thanks for that
Especially the London part
Also not making me feel bad I canceled the knightbridge and opted for the grand Sheraton which was a greater value at the time of my booking
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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #92 on: September 27, 2016, 09:08:29 PM »
Very nice TR thanks for that
Especially the London part
Also not making me feel bad I canceled the knightbridge and opted for the grand Sheraton which was a greater value at the time of my booking
Glad you enjoyed.

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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2019, 05:35:05 PM »
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Barcelona
Like the rest of Spain, Barcelona was also experiencing a heat wave. While it was only in the high 80s here, it was extremely humid, especially compared to dry Madrid.  We spent the morning just walking around Las Ramblas. It didnít take as long as we thought it would, so we headed to the end for views of the W hotel (although we didnít go all the way out to the hotel itself).  At 11am we took a free walking tour that leaves from Travel Bar in Las Ramblas. Itís a 2.5-hour tour that doesnít enter any churches, which was great. The tour was really informative and I think well worth it, so I ended up tipping our guide Ä20 (for lack of a smaller bill).
 
We were quite hungry by 1:30 (we even left the tour a bit early), so we headed to Maccabi for lunch, just ahead of the lunch rush.  The food there was good, although nothing truly stood out as exceptional.




Mmmm, hot food from Maccabi

After lunch we headed via Metro to Park GŁell.  The difference between Park GŁell and Retiro Park couldnít have been more different. While Retiro Park was lush, green, flat and shady, Park GŁell was hillier, less shady, and had a lot more of a hike-feel than a park feel. We made it to the park in the heat of the day, making it a bit uncomfortable. We did walk around the free section of the park and found some shady areas to sit in with views of Gaudiís structures below.  Iíd have kept hiking up, but DW wasnít in the mood and we had great city views from where we were.


Some streets had escalators to get to the park...


...Others did not


Some Gaudi structures in the park


Random dude floating near the park

We spent about 1.5 hours at the park before heading back to the city to the oldest shul in Europe.  Our tour guide had mentioned the shul on the tour, but we didnít get a chance to stop in. We arrived just as a tour was starting, so we joined the tour (really a presentation and you donít walk anywhere). We both found the presentation interesting, and although short, we enjoyed it very much.
 



Oldest shul in Europe

With some time to go until dinner (we werenít hungry yet), we walked back to our apartment and cooled off a bit before heading back to Maccabi for dinner. As with BaGhetto in Rome, we planned on ordering food to go from Maccabi for Seville. We did order food just fine, but forgot that chumus is a liquid and as such wouldnít be allowed in our carry on bags. Whoops! Not to worry, I took a tip from my MIL and froze the chumus overnight so it was a solid block. We ended up checking it in with our bag (Ryanair remember), but we might have gotten away with bringing it on the plane in the frozen state (it was a solid, not a liquid at that point). We turned in early for the night once again having had an enjoyable day and looking forward to an early start the next day for our flight to Seville.




Fish Paella (top) and Chicken Paella (bottom) from Maccabi

Hello, do you remember the name of free tour did you take? Thanks a lot!

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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2019, 08:18:11 PM »
Hello, do you remember the name of free tour did you take? Thanks a lot!
In Barcelona? Not off hand, though I just Google free walking tour and took the one with better reviews.

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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #95 on: August 09, 2019, 03:34:26 AM »
Is the sunborn shabbos friendly?

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Re: Yehoshua's Spain, Gibraltar, Paris & London TR
« Reply #96 on: August 09, 2019, 09:02:36 AM »
Is the sunborn shabbos friendly?
I have no idea. The Elliot was.