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Sun 09 Oct 2005

ahh, the sea

if only i had enough money to go on a sailing trip. there are several sailboats that go out on a regular basis from the port here, and if i had an extra 26Ç i'd go sailing! maybe i'll have to hang out at the port for a while to see if anyone needs a hand. i don't know, though, because i've never been out on the mediterranean, and i may spend part of the time being... well... as long as i can watch the horizon, i'm fine, if you get my drift.

other than that, i've been having a good time wandering around barcelona. i found a cool little stamp collector's shop that had an entire series of stamps with traditional clothing from the different regions of spain for only 3Ç. the shop is called filatex olivart, and it's located on pau claris street just up from plaša de catalunya. the semi-precious rocks in the window (amethyst, among others) caught my attention, and the stamps were secondary. the entrance to the store is down from street level, and you have to be buzzed in.

i also went up the hill to tibidabo a couple times, but i didn't get to the amusement park. i don't really care for rides, but the view is worth the trip! i'm going to have to go back up there to get a good view of the city from collserola tower which is a huge communications tower on top of the tibidabo mountain.

in the meantime, i've got several panoramic pictures of the city which i took from a nice pub at the top of the tramvia blau line. the pub is called mirablau, and during the day it's got a bar overlooking the city. the view is great, and the food is quite tasty, too.

so, next week i need to start looking for work in earnest so i don't run out of money, but today i plan on going back up to parc de montju´c to see if the park bus is running to take me to the castle there. it's going to be a lazy day.

posted by: mock turtle on 09 Oct, 05 | 03:38

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