Barcelona (December 2012)
Barcelona is an amazing city! There is so much to see and do...you could spend weeks and weeks there and not see it all. Despite all of the many warnings we received about tourists being a target for pick-pockets and purse-snatchers, we found Barcelona to be a really lovely city and didn't have any trouble. I'm sure all the warnings had us well-prepared! From world-class soccer to the arts and everything in between, Barcelona has something for everyone. We left our car at the hotel and took the train into the city...super convenient, inexpensive, and fun! Because we were trying to see a lot in a short time, we took advantage of an on/off bus tour. You pay one price, and you can ride the bus all day...get off where you want, and get back on the next bus that comes. We wouldn't have covered nearly as much ground if we tried to see everything on our own. Here is a bit of what we saw!