Ok ... So our little portion of the powton pilgrims that are in Barcelona ... First let's clear up one point ... No need to have Spain prepare for our arrival ... It's more can we handle Barcelona! We are staying down in the old town area of Barcelona, the main strip "Ramblas" has a huge boulevard down the middle, crowded is an understatement. On our first full day we set off for a little walkabout, after a little lunch stop we part into three groups ... Not one, but all three reporting in later how they got lost! Great streets to walk, just often find yourself looping back to where you started ... Let's hope our ride on the Camino is better, I hate to think of riding 1700 k.
Phones and SIM cards ... We have stooped in at "orange" a cell phone provider ... A bit of a chore but we have phone up and running. Pay as you go plans, cost was about 25 euro for 1g of data ...1000 texts ... We shall see how long it last till we need to top it up.
After recovering for our moments of being lost ... We made our way to a great restaurant ... Arcano, that Doug found on Trip Advisor. Great steaks, beefing up before our ride! Thought "carb loading " is what one should do before taking on a massive exercise adventure!