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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lloret de Mar in Full Colour.

Here are just a few of the colourful balconies you can see as you walk round Lloret de Mar.

The flowers can been in full bloom like this for about 9 months of the year.

Most people prefer to make their balconies look like their own little bit of garden. While others prefer to make them look like a old back yard with bicycles etc, a good example can be seen below!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

World Cup in Lloret de Mar

While the world cup is being played in Germany, the flags are flying in Lloret de Mar !

There has been a very good atmosphere in the town, with supporters from every country here
on holiday...

...but the English fans seem to out number the others by far.
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Monday, June 26, 2006

The Port of Barcelona

As you reach the Port of Barcelona, over to your left there is a large covered shopping precinct along with cafes, bars and restaurants, but in my opinion the best value in all of Barcelona (if not Spain) is the boat trip round the port......

The cost of the 35min trip is only 4 euro!

The boat will take you all round the port and along side the many cruise ships which have docked there from their travels around the Mediterranean and other parts of the world.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

The Ramblas, Barcelona.

Walking down the Ramblas you will come across stalls selling all kinds of goods, the flower stalls add colour and decoration all the way down.

Over to the right there is the Mercado de la Boqueria. (more of which can be read about on our previos post-dated April 8th)

As you arrive at the bottom of the Ramblas you will see the Christopher Columbus column, pointing to where we are going tomorrow....
... the Port of Barcelona !!

Friday, June 23, 2006

The Ramblas, Barcelona

As you leave the Plaza de Catalunya and head towards the Hard Rock Cafe, you are then at the top of the most famous street in Barcelona - The Ramblas....

Pictured here are a few of the human statues that earn their living on the Ramblas.

Its quite easy to walk straight past some of them, as they do blend in with the background and look like real statues.

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Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Short Tour of Barcelona......

The Plaza de Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona is surrounded by restaurants, shops and banks.
Always a good starting point for a tour of the city.
From here you can take an open top tour bus, at a cost of 18euro each. These buses have a very good system. They allow you to get off the bus at any of the sights and spend extra time to either walk around, take photos or maybe grab a snack. You can when get on a later bus to continue your tour.
Or from the square you can take a walk down the Ramblas which runs down to the port.

Over the next few days more photos of the sights of Barcelona will be shown....

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Lloret de Mar beach.

A colourful photo of Lloret's main beach taken last Sunday, showing plenty of sunbathers just lazing about in the hot sun.
Some even daring to venture into the sea, which is still quite cool at this time of the year.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Costa Brava Holidays

Here on the Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar is now in full swing.
The weather is very good,with sunshine everyday (all but one rainy day) for the last 3 weeks.

The roads in and out of town are very busy with the coach companys ferrying holiday makers back and forward from other parts of Europe and also the airports.

All shops and bars in town seem to be doing a roaring trade along with the water sports amenities on the beach.