On Wednesday we started our day with a fabulous tour of the RCD Espanyol football club stadium! We enjoyed watching the 3D presentation on the history of the club and were really lucky to see the footballers’ 'secret room' (warming up room) as well as the VIP areas. After that, we went to the beautiful Gaudí park called Park Güell for lunch and spent some time exploring the grounds and admiring the colourful sculptures. We continued our tour with a visit to Pueblo Espanyol, a copy of a typical Spanish village with buildings from different parts of Spain where we could buy traditional Spanish food and many hand-made products. Most excitingly, we had the chance to observe a craftsman making glass figures! This experience was followed by a good walk along the Gran Via, the most expensive street in Barcelona. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough pocket money to afford any of the items! And guess what- the surprise of the day was a special dinner at Hard Rock Café! We loved the ambience and could even choose our favourite songs to be played in the restaurant! If you want to see us dancing to “Waka waka”, go to 'Tomlinscote Barcelona Trip 2012 dancing Waka Waka' on Youtube.(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIJ2Fgd9fvM)
Our breakfast on Thursday was special as we were able to try fresh Churros (fried doughnut fingers with a warm chocolate sauce). The Science museum awaited us later with many interesting and hands-on activities. We loved the lively planetarium tour and a walk through in the Amazon rainforest full of snakes, fish and waterfalls. We ate our lunch in a lovely park where we had the chance to enjoy the sun. From the park we walked over to the Gothic quarter. The group then split: one group went to the great Picasso museum; the other half went around the stunning Gothic quarter. We finished off the day with a delicious dinner-Paella, a typical Spanish rice dish with different herbs, fish and vegetables. And what came next was even better- a Latin American dance workshop!
On Friday we flew back to England full of great memories and stories.