DAY 1

Day one of our trip started off with a flight to Paris then to Barcelona to meet Gerardo's cousin. Finally we arrive at the airport looking for our bags with jet lag, tryng to find a cab to take us to his cousin's house so we can settle down. His cousin was generous enough to let us us his car so we can explore the country, but we have to pay for the gas. It's nice here, the citizens are kind and Gerardo always has to translate the language to me as we ask for directions. Gerardo's cousin makes the first meal of the night with no charge, but the next day we will be on our own for food.













DAY 2



Today is Day 2 (Christmas Eve) and we decided to go grocery shopping for Gerardo's cousin since he let us use his car. We'll also pay for the gas as a thank you present. Making our first stop at McDonalds, we started off with nearly half of our trip money and we can't afford to explore and spend too much money on food. I think it's best if we ate McDonalds for the rest of our trip. The food is great and serves both breakfast and dinner so we don't have to use his cousin's food. Tomarrow we might see some some new things. We'll keep you posted on how the trip goes on Day 3.












DAY 3

MERRY CHRISTMAS and good morning to all.Finally, Day 3 of our trip has arived and we are still loving the food at McDonald's even though it costs $40 a day. We are also half way through and decided to go to a light, water and music show called the Magic Fountains of Montjuich. After a long day of being splashed by a high speed of sprinkling water and listening to cultural music we decided its time to go eat and head back home. The worst thing was that we couldn't jump in the water, but that won't stop us next time we go there.








DAY 4










It has been a great day today at Day 4. We went to the aquarium to see how it was since i have never been to one before. It was fenomenal. I give two thumbs. Being at Barcelona has really changed my mood in a positive matter. Well this was great experience only expressed in a few sentences. Seeing all that fish had me hungry for a home-cooked meal, so we went to the market and bought a 3 day supply of food and now I think im finally done with McDonalds. :-)


DAY 5

Gerardo is not in the mood to talk so i'll give you all the news about the terrible movie we had seen. It was a complete waste of $20. Well we heard about the IMAX theater soon after we had went to the aquarium since there actuall right next to each other. They said it was the greatest 3D experience the had ever seen. I just had to see what they were so fascinated by. Since I had just came from the aqarium yesterday I expected a really cool movie. It was about the ocean life and it was in 3D, but even if it weren't, it would still be just as bad. After coming from that aquarium i guess the movie will never get a good review from me or Gerardo. You should see it though and witness it yourself.






DAY 6

Today will be our last day of exploration. So far we had been to the Magic Fountains of Montjuich, the IMAX cinema, and the Barcelona aquarium. The National Museum of Art of Catalunya MNAC will be our last stop of the vacation. Its one of the most famous museums in Barcelona. We gave it a try and it was pretty cool. The view from the outside was outstanding, so we took a picture and put it online for the world to see. We even saw the dome of the museum.


It was an exhausting day, but it was well worth the trip. Tomarrow will extra busy since all we will be doing is packing up and heading back home to our families. It has been a great 6 days so far and I'm hoping that the mood will not change when I leave. :-(

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DAY 7



Today is our last day and our flight back home leaves at 8:36PM and we are rushing to pack so we can have a huge breakfast at the house and be on our way. When we got to the airport we stood in line for like an hour trying to get our bags ticketed so they could give us our boarding passes. We said our good-byes to Gerardo's cousins and thanked him for the trip. Barcelona has been a great experience. The people were very friendly and the site were amazing. On a scale from 1 to 10 (10 being the highest) I would give this trip an 8, since the movie wasn't all that good. Maybe we'll come back to barcelona and see what has changed. I recommend everyone to take a trip here, but it is addicting here so don't stay too long!







|| Days || Beginning Balance || Cost of Lodging || Food Costs || Cost of Transportation || Fuel Costs || Daily Adventure Costs (shopping, laundry, tours, etc) || Miscellaneous Costs || Ending Balance ||
1
$ 5,000.00
$ -
$ 20.00
$ 2,128.00
$ -
$ -
$ -
$ 2,825.00
2
$ 2,825.00
$ -
$ 40.00
$ -
$ 20.00
$ 20.00
$ -
$ 2,772.00
3
$ 2,772.00
$ -
$ 40.00
$ -

$ 30.00
$ -
$ 2,702.00
4
$ 2,702.00
$ -
$ 70.00
$ -
$ 20.00
$ 40.00
$ -
$ 2,572.00
5
$ 2,572.00
$ -
$ -
$ -

$ 50.00
$ -
$ 2,522.00
6
$ 2,522.00
$ -
$ -
$ -
$ 20.00
$ 70.00
$ -
$ 2,432.00
7
$ 2,432.00
$ -

$ -


$ -

Total