What were we thinking? Another half inch of tread off the boots, and perhaps the same amount of added muscles on the ol legs, we finally figured out that indeed the metro in Barcelona works, and for a fairly decent price. Of course, our long meandering treks throughout the city did provide us with views unattainable from the underground and an easier time dozing off at night, but many hours were killed with little else in mind than our destinaton. Truth be told though, every second was enjoyable. Although I´m sure Johnny and I did not see everything this city has to offer--how could you?--we saw a lot, and really, I don´t think we could have seen much more given the time we were here. It´s unreal how many amazing landmarks this place has, any of which would stand out in Moscow, making even it a destination.
Not only has Barcelona proven to be a great place for an extended stay because of what it has to offer, but also because what can be found just a short distance from it. Only thirty miles to the Northwest is Montserrat, an old monestary which sits upon a major outcropping of rocks, above a friendly village. Looking as if built right into the stone, the old buildings stand high with windows in all directons offering an amazing view for those who gaze through.