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Day 1 - More happenings

We went walking later in the day. Came across some shopping areas, a little square of cafes and stalls of interesting stuff. An unexpected sight was an anti something to do with animals rally and protest walk. These people were partially undressed and covered themselves with blue paint. They then lay under nets and one person yelled out. Some interesting animals including one with very bright red lipstick. Later they were marching down the street with loud hailer - though the person behind the loud hailer was reading a script from her phone, stopping to scroll down every few sentences!

Placa de St Jaume

Placa de St Jaume

Shops

Shops

Side street

Side street

anti animals

anti animals

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Day 1 in Barcelona

Around our neighbourhood

We are staying in a private apartment rented out by locals. Close to the Cathedral and main square the area is full of random little streets twisting and turning with a new name at every corner it seems. The area is a no car zone so we got dropped off near the main square and had to navigate our way to the apartment. After asking for directions from some friendly police we found our street and the owner and 2 kids were leaning out the 2nd storey window waving to us as we walked down the street. The apartment is huge - 2 bedrooms a lounge and kitchen area plus toilet, bathroom etc. The shower is a challenge as when you open the door inwards to get in you cannot close it as the door is too close to the wall!

There is a bar, tea house, coffee shop all on the ground floor of adjacent buildings. The main street of the square has lots of shops including ones where we got bread, butter, cheese, salami, juice, water etc so we can have breakfast and snacks without having to go out all the time. These are some first impressions from Saturday afternoon.

Our street

Our street


St Felipe Neri Square

St Felipe Neri Square

off a side street

off a side street

St someone

St someone


Tapas & a small coke in a street cafe

Tapas & a small coke in a street cafe

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Trying out our local bar

Trying out our local bar

[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/826013/90_IMG_3753.jpg caption=An apartment for sale nearby

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