General Discussion: Barcelona


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Sleuth
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5374 posts since 12/9/04

18 Jan 2010 01:43
Davinho wrote: Any idea what it was called mate? Sounds good.
Just want somewhere to get our heads down really, where we can at least get some sleep.


Let me see if I can find it for you.

edit - Was this one - http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels/spain/barcelona/47053/

I had a double private apartment and can't fault it at all, was totally beyond what I had expected and yet It was so cheap.

Davinho
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2204 posts since 2/12/08

18 Jan 2010 08:04
Cheers mate appreciate that, I'll have a look
San
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10493 posts since 14/11/05

18 Jan 2010 09:57
Has anyone seen any direct flights that go to barca from either Birmingham or Heathrow? Had a quick look but cant see any. For Thursday 25 Feb
King_Kong
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1672 posts since 20/10/09

21 Aug 2010 14:02
going to barca in a couple of weeks.
any recomendations for food/clothes/sites would be great please.
are the tour busses worth it to get your bearings?
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

25 Aug 2010 23:27
watch your wallet/phone, loads of theiving cunts about

also be nice to the police

Do you have somewhere to stay?
King_Kong
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1672 posts since 20/10/09

26 Aug 2010 01:34
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ro08bILEvqc
King_Kong
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1672 posts since 20/10/09

26 Aug 2010 01:36
seriously though i have heard to be careful from a few people about pick pockets.
and yeah booked an apartment near the aquariam and cituadella park.
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

26 Aug 2010 10:26
I loved this little bar when i've been

http://www.lafianna.com/
King_Kong
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1672 posts since 20/10/09

26 Aug 2010 10:50
not far from where i am staying, will definitely check it out.
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

26 Aug 2010 10:59
Guido wrote: I loved this little bar when i've been

http://www.lafianna.com/

Sure I recommended that bar to someone on here before was it you Guido?

Friends Auntie got mugged in Barca, walked down the street and got mugged again, she had to explain to the mugger that she had nothing left to give Laughing out loud I'm yet to meet someone who hasn't (or at least someone in their group) hasn't been pick pocketed/mugged.
Despite that probably still my favourite city in the world.
2 Mins
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nC0ZI34uBt8
Guido
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12884 posts since 20/4/05

26 Aug 2010 11:02
Not me FLG I don't think although I've posted about it before on here so maybe we've discussed it. yeah you need to keep your wits about you in Barca. You need to go combat ready.
Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

26 Aug 2010 11:17
never been mugged or even approached by anyone in barca. been there twice as well and got hammered and went to all the usual/dodgy places.
contrary to what x thinks i must just still look like a mean fucker. Smiling
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

26 Aug 2010 11:30
If you stand out like a gimpy run off the mill standard tourist mug cunt you'll get dealt with accordingly.
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

26 Aug 2010 11:40
'Stand out' and 'Run of the mill' in the same sentence Laughing out loud
Paolo G
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7408 posts since 10/8/06

26 Aug 2010 11:53
Standing out as being a run of the mill tourist. Eye-wink
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

26 Aug 2010 12:23
I know what you meant (and it would make sense in Barcelona of all places), just funny in the same sentence.
stelfox
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8488 posts since 11/3/09

26 Aug 2010 13:13
I was done trying to buy coke whilst pissed off my tits. Deserved it really.

6 out of 13 of us were done within 2 nights, varying degrees of aggro

But it's a really cool city. There was a free concert thing on while we were there with a few stages apparently. Relatively easy to get cheap, cold beer (estrella) from guys on the street/beach. Loads of weed dealers on the beach too (with varying product). They'll let you see it and have a sniff, don't take any crap from them as there's loads of them about (ie bit of a buyers market)
shorty
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6805 posts since 16/4/03

27 Aug 2010 17:40
Just booked 4 days staying in the hesperia tower, looks so nice! Went with work at the beginning of the year and went for 2 days about 5 years ago, i cant wait!!

Would love to know of some really nice bars, or some funk nights, stuff like that?
FLG
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5858 posts since 21/5/04

27 Aug 2010 17:45
The hotel isn't in a great location I don't think, out near the airport isn't it? Sorry to bring a downer to your holiday excitement Oops

leemc77
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2545 posts since 24/10/06

27 Aug 2010 17:53
Big hitters leave the watches at home if you go to Barca then