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Thursday, December 25, 1997
Barcelona, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain:
Latitude: 41° 23' 42" North
Longitude: 2° 9' 49" East
Altitude: 1133 feet
From Seattle: 6104 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Albergu de Juventud Kabul

Today's Travel:
Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Christmas at the beach Barcelona, Spain

Sun and palm trees Barcelona, Spain

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 259
Linear Dist: 43218
Countries Visited: 20
Regions Visited: 94
More stats...
Hotels: 42
Friends / Family: 82
Camping: 35
Hostels: 74
Transit: 26
Beers: 1077

Journal Entry:

Slept in to avoid the effects of too much wine last night. It was a beautiful sunny day and relatively warm (I'd guess upper 60's). So I got to maintain my Christmas tradition and go to the beach. I spent the afternoon reading and listening to my Christmas presents to myself (Paul Simon's Songs from the Capeman, and Green Day's Nimrod - Gotta love variety).

Called home, which really left me feeling a bit home sick.

Went to the diner at the hostel. Nice food, good wine (!), and good company.

Somehow around 3am I ended up hanging out with some local women and we ended up going to a disco. I can't even imagine going to a disco on Christmas night in the US, but not only was it open, it was packed. Had a great time (although I don't know when, if ever, I've heard Born in the USA in a disco), and got home at about 7am. Definitely not your traditional Christmas, but a lot better than I had feared.

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