12.12.2010 - 12.12.2010
Day 88 Sunday 12 December - “Back in Barcelona”
Final breakfast on board the Jade, managed to say farewell to some of the regulars and lined up to disembark about 8:45. Used the shuttle to take us to the bottom of La Rambla and we walked to the hotel. We asked for a room at the back of the hotel and it is much quieter. The WiFi connection is very good so I spent some considerable time catching up on a month's worth of software updates. Partook of the Spanish siesta tradition and relaxed on the bed for a while.
About 2 PM we set out to find a place for a late lunch. There must be at least 50 places to eat within two city blocks. Very hard to decide but finally settled for a place where Jenny had Spaghetti Bolognaise and I had a Seafood Paella. We then wandered through a variety of gift shops looking for that appropriate gift for some of the people back home.
It gets dark early here, sunset at about 5:30 pm. We had a light dinner and retired to our room after arranging to have a taxi take us to the airport at 4 am on Tuesday. The desk clerk was very helpful and also offered a wake-up call at 3:30 – REALY looking forward to that – NOT!!