Barcelona Quarterly Visit

Barcelona Quarterly Visit
Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain I am in Barcelona for another of my quarterly visits. This trip marks the first time I actually went to the Mediterranean while I was in Barcelona. Quite nice! Every other time I have been to Barcelona it has been cloudy and rainy, so there was no need to go to the beach. I rode with my good friend, Ron. It is about a six or six and one-half hour journey from the Embassy in Madrid to the city of Barcelona. One of the sights we drove by (actually under) is the arch at the Greenwich Prime Meridian. It is a large arch over the highway. Prior to getting to the arch, there are signs that include a map showing the location of the Prime Meridian. It is actually rather pricey to drive there. Drawing closer to Barcelona, one ends up on a toll road. The total of the tolls is about 35 Euros ($50). One night for dinner, we went to the restaurant Qu Qu (Quasi Queviures). It is located at Passeig de Grazia, 24. We both had steak. The restaurant is not far from Plaza Cataluna. For the other evening meal, we went to a restaurant at the marina. We had calamari, salad, olives, toasted garlic bread, mussels, steak, beer and coffee. All of that was only 17 Euros each! That is one of the best deals I have seen since I have been here in Spain. The name of the restaurant is La Fonda. It was all very good, but the steak was not as good as what we had the previous night at Qu Qu.

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