Wednesday, November 21, 2007

We are off to Barcelona for a long weekend. The trip was a little ill conceived. We saw round trip airfare from Paris to Barcelona for 50 euros each from a discount airline. In our excitement we booked them immediately. As it turns out “Paris to Barcelona” are kind of loose terms- the flight is actually from Beauvais to Girona, each 1 ½ hours from either advertised city. Still at that price it’s hard to complain. Unfortunately the metro strike hit and there is a possibility of an air traffic controller strike. So it’s a little unclear if we will actually make it to Barcelona- we also planned our departure to be the earliest of the day which makes it next to impossible to actually get there in time so we have to rent a hotel room. Again, that’s ok- we are learning the hard way but it will be a lesson learned.

I spent most of yesterday figuring out transportation to and from the airports, hotel reservations etc. I was struck by a notice on the airlines webpage.

“Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares airline, today (15th Nov) unveiled 2008’s hottest calendar, as Ryanair’s cabin crew strip down to their bare essentials…
Ryanair’s gorgeous cabin crew are raising the cabin temperature with 2008’s hottest calendar.”

Our crew are strippers???? I better wear shorts ‘cause it’s gonna get hot in that cabin.

Please God, let us live.

I wont have access to the internet so I will be taking a small break from blogging.

6 comments:

Simon Chase said...

Enjoy the trip and do some good recon work for me to judge its potential for my Euro office. Oh yeah, and send some pics of the flight attendants.

Dyna Girl said...

Have an absolutely wonderful time! Can't wait for your full report!

Parisian Cowboy said...

Enjoy the trip !!!

KatieG said...

yes, please blog about Barcelona...i'm doing a Spain trip in the spring and trying to plot an itinerary...i'd love to hear your highs and lows.

Demetrius Romanos said...

hurry up and get back. I've run out of reading material.

Jeremy said...

Very interesting article. You are lucky, you visited few greatest city in the world in one trip. I visited Barcelona last august. I really liked Barcelona. It is very beautiful and amazing city. The works of Antoni Gaudi dominate the city of Barcelona. Though the city is both modern and cosmopolitan in nature, it has a rich history in architecture and the arts. Many buildings, churches and hotels in Barcelona have an original and amazing design and architecture. There 7 beautiful beaches and a lot of parks, which I liked very much. It is really amazing city with it's own magic atmosphere. The capital of Catalonia is unequivocally a Mediterranean city, not only because of its geographic location but also and above all because of its history, tradition and cultural influences.