Thursday, 19 July 2012

The journey was not particularly comfortable, but the students have been fantastic - no moaning and not even one ´`are we there yet¨.  Our drivers, Ian and Mark are friendly, professional and safe drivers.  They will be with us all week.  The hotel is comfortable but fairly basic.  Hopefully everyone will sleep well. 

After arriving the first thing the children wanted to do was go for a dip in the pool-- this was a good way to unwind and get some exercise after the journey.  Everyone was in their rooms for bed at 9 to get an early night.

Tomorrow we´re off to Barcelona centre to visit Parc Guell (the Dali designed park), Las Ramblas (the centre of Barcelona) and the Sagrada Familia (the Gaudi catherdal).  We will do some busking whilst there. 

In the evening we have a concert in a nearby town square.  We have to stop off at the police station first to pick up our escort -- we will have two police motorcycles to take the coach into the centre of town.  Not because the place is rough!  The town is quite old with narrow streets so they want to escort us to help us get through the streets safely.  I´m told we should get a good audience as this is where the local people gather on a Friday night. 

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