The marathon is done (thank God) and now it’s time to move on to the fun part of this trip! After a lovely day in Geneva, I flew on to Barcelona to meet my friend Shannon who was flying in from Atlanta the next day. We’ll be traveling together for the next 2 ½ weeks, starting with a 7-night cruise of the Mediterranean.
I’ve always wanted to cruise the Mediterranean. It seemed like the perfect way to get around to a variety of beautiful places and only have to unpack once. And when you’re traveling for a month to a dozen different countries, a week in one bed is a good thing! So when we found a terrific itinerary that included Italy, Spain, France and Africa, we couldn’t pass it up.
Shannon’s flight into Barcelona arrived right on time Thursday morning and I found her in the arrivals area without any trouble…I love it when a plan comes together. We headed into Barcelona to check into the Hotel Gaudi near Barcelona’s colorful promenade, Las Ramblas. I’d found it on Trip Advisor and at $108 US for the night, it was a real steal. Right off the main avenue of Las Ramblas, it also had A/C and free wifi – two musts for me in Europe in the summer.Read More