THE TRIP TO BARCELONA

A trip to Barcelona in 2011 was my first trip abroad. Previously, I had not even thought to travel abroad, even though I had a passport, and his term was due to expire quietly. Basically, I always went to rest on our south — Sochi. And here I go once feared. All the time I was afraid that the foreigners do not understand or they do not understand me. The school learned English, I doge «five» in the certificate is, but I’m afraid to express themselves in this language. Because it is not native. To go to Barcelona I persuaded my friend Olga. She is a very cheerful girl, and always ready for any adventure. Moreover, the hotel rooms are cheaper to remove. I, for a long time without thinking, agreed.

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By trip began preparing for 1.5 months: it was necessary to buy plane tickets, book a hotel, or there was another option to rent an apartment in Barcelona. Then it was necessary to obtain a visa at the visa application center. The most difficult thing in the whole preparation was — to obtain a visa. I really wanted to give a six-month visa. Spain sufficiently loyal to the tourists and with an empty passport may grant a six-month Schengen visa. As a result, when we received passports with Olga, she had a six-month visa, and I have a month, only for the trip. Of course, I’m a little upset. So much time and money was spent on the collection of documents and a visa given only for a month. We do not go to the visa center, because all the time at work and booked this service through the company. All the necessary documents: passport civil, passport, hotel reservation, air tickets, certificates of employment, a certificate from the bank account status, profiles with photographs, and the necessary amount of money given to the company manager. A week later he brought us our passports. Barcelona we had a direct flight without transplants. At the airport we were met by a driver holding a sign — ordered transfer to Barcelona. So much more convenient, especially if the city for the first time. The driver helped us with the luggage, comfortably and quickly took us to the hotel. Our hotel was not far from the main attractions of the city, the port could walk peshochkom, turning on the Rambla — the main street in the tourist area. His vacation we combined with a visit to Barcelona’s main attractions. One evening, visited the colorful flamenco show at the Palace of Catalan Music. We were delighted with the performance. Such passion, the energy, the power of this dance. Emotionally very bright idea. One day we took a private guided tour in Barcelona. Excursion to the Dali museum was very interesting and the guide very well described all about the life of Dali, his work, where he took these ideas for his masterpieces, his wife Gala. By the way, the tour guide we had a Russian. To be honest, I was a tour in itself liked, liked how it gave the guide. Probably, it is necessary to work very much like Dali, so to speak. I was not happy with some of the works of Dali, it seemed to me terrible. At the sight of some I just felt sick. Why then do I visited this museum? How many — for the overall development, to become better acquainted with the work of the legendary Dali, well, on request and reviews Oli. Now the question is no longer tormented me. But I was impressed by an excursion to Montserrat. His church with Chernolikoy Madonna and a boys’ choir. We climbed one of the peaks, stunning views. Generally in most Barcelona a huge number of monuments of architecture, it is not necessary to go so far as to get spiritual enjoyment.

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All the time we were walking around Barcelona, ​​take beautiful pictures on the background of the monuments, sculptures, beautiful buildings, flower beds and fountains. Of course, we are paying attention, and shopping trips. I especially like this taxfree system, which at the airport we were able to compensate for the VAT paid at purchase. In general, I was pleased with our trip to Barcelona. And the dream to go back there again.