Went on a quick tour of the city on the bike today. Sagrada Familia, Placa Espanha, and the Fort. Quite small the city – will have to explore outside of town as well.
Here are the pictures… wondering what format to post the pictures… thumbnail only or this slideshow… any ideas?
Woke up late these past 2 days and going to the beach on the bike – at the airport I regret bringing it but when I reassemble it and ride it around its the best. Got a flat on the first day but was expecting it – that tube was about 15 years old 🙂
Barcelona reminds me of Rio – not only the obvious beach town aspect of it but also the young hippy crowd mixed with tourists and older locals. Interesting town – not convinced that it would be a city I would consider living in.
On to the next destination – drove the rental car from Joao’s haras – tried to get the ferry but it was shut down due to some military exercises going on so had to go back through the “autostrada”.
Got to the airport in good time, returned the car, checked in the bike and ate some lunch. Slept the entire way to Barcelona on the plane.
On arrival Karin picked me up and we went to run some errands of hers. Got to Ale’s place, dropped my stuff off and went to eat some dinner – tapas – with her boyfriend.
After that went to the metro and on to the beach where Ale was holding a small birthday party. A bunch of very cool Brazilian people hanging out on the beach. We all ended up at his place talking till 4 in the morning! Great start 🙂
Andrea and Sarah came over from Lisbon to visit us yesterday. Relaxed at the beach then had a great pasta with crab at Joao’s place at night. Another day and some more photos 🙂
Leaving tomorrow to Barcelona – had a great time here – always very well taken care of when in Portugal!
Joao took me to the local wine cellar here in Comporta – Herdades de Comporta.
Also spoke to his horse care taker – he is from Brazil and from the same region where we have a farm in Parana – he was born in Lunardelli and grew up in Sao Joao do Ivai – what a small world!