It is time to leave beautiful Como and move on to the last leg of the European tour. Barcelona, Spain will be our home until we board a ship to head back stateside. Today, we head for the train station for our trip back to Milan and the fly out of the Bergamo airport to Barcelona. It is a full day of traveling.
At the airport in Barcelona, we purchase a four-day (96 hours) pass for all public transportation and jump on the metro. We have to make a change from one line to another and come up at the base of the Arc de Triomf, but it is not the entry/exit we have directions to our apartment from. We are trying to figure out where we are on the map and decide to seek direction from a lovely lady in the Farmacia. She actually walked us outside and set us in the right direction.
When we arrived at out apartment building, Rosa, our host, was waiting on the corner and called out our names. She recognised us from our profile picture on Airbnb. She was a blessing! After a long day of travel, we were just ready to be there.
Rosa showed us up to our apartment and had information regarding the area, etc. She was so enthusiastic! We asked her questions about the political situation and how it might affect Barcelona. She assured us that everything would be normal and “Barcelona will be Barcelona”.
We threw our stuff down and headedout to grab a bite to eat, explore the neighborhood, and get a few supplies for the morning. We have been in Barcelona before, but there is a lot to explore here.