Monday, October 21, 2013

Insider tips and facts about barcelona for the adventurous tourist

Insider tips and facts about Barcelona - For the adventurous tourist

That's right! Here are those oh-so-useful local facts that no one remember to tell you before you left...Everything from local culture, to tips and helpful, if useless, knowledge. Enjoy!

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Oh yes, that lovely time of day. Empty streets, full restaurants. Don't expect shops to be open between 2pm and 5pm (some only close between 2pm and 4pm). However, we do feel the urge to demistify this urban legend: not everyone goes have a 3 hour nap in the middle of the afternoon. Long lunches accompanied by wine and followed by neverending cafe solos are usually taken place during this mid-afternoon break. "Maana, maana". If you live here, you know what it means. We love it.

Travelling About Town

Taxis are cheap. Flabbergastingly cheap. If you don't know what "flabbergastingly" means... look it up. But know that taxis are very cheap. Especially when shared with 3 other people. But don't expect to find available taxis on a Friday or Saturday night - they are impossible! Queues in Pl. Catalunya can range from 15 minutes to 2 hours on a Friday or Saturday night..

Buses are easy to use and get around. Nightbuses don't run that frequently though. Getting the bus from the air


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