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Old 06-01-2007, 11:54 AM   #1
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my first cruise/ trip to the med**back home, pic on blog**

I'm new at this trip report thing, and i won't be posting much if anything here while in the med, but do plan on righting a nice summary when I return. for a play by play check out my blog

I must say that I love the helpfulness and disney attitude that I always get while on these boards. they have been invaluable in my planning and I can't wait to get home and write my very first trip report!!!!
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Old 06-01-2007, 12:38 PM   #2
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I'm new at this trip report thing, and i won't be posting much if anything here while in the med, but do plan on righting a nice summary when I return. for a play by play check out my blog

I must say that I love the helpfulness and disney attitude that I always get while on these boards. they have been invaluable in my planning and I can't wait to get home and write my very first trip report!!!!
Thanks for posting the link to your blog. I particularly enjoy reading the pre-planning / getting ready to go reports because we'll be going (leaving home in 6 weeks!) and I know there are things I'll either forget or not know to be sure to do. Have a safe trip and loads of fun!
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Old 06-04-2007, 05:11 PM   #3
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Hi everyone! I am sitting in my hotel in Barcelona. We had a wonderful day here --once were were off the plane. We were able to take a bus for 3,90E to about 2 blocks from out hotel --which saved us a good bit of money.

Today we walked las ramblas and stroled through Bari Gotica seeing the Cathedral and some other beautiful old buildings. Then we did a tour of Casa Batllo'. We then pushed ourselves and walked to la sagrada. I would not suggest walking that from las ramblas area esp if you have already been walking a lot. all in all a wonderful day.

we have free access here so if you have questions i'll be able to check tomorrow and maybe wed before we leave for the port.

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Old 06-04-2007, 08:22 PM   #4
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Thanks for the link to your blog. I've put it in my favorites and will be cking in on a regular basis.

Have a great time and look forward to hearing all the details.
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Thanks for starting a trip report and posting the link to your blog. We are a month away from our Magical Med cruise so I can promise you I will be hanging on your every word, and begging for more!!!

Have a wonderful time!
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Old 06-04-2007, 10:30 PM   #6
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Hi funnybunny, Glad you arrived in BCN safely! Thanks for the info so far, and I look forward to your trip report and will be following you blog!

Can you tell me - is there a dress code for la sagrada? covered knees and shoulders?

Also, would love to here info on restaurants/cafe's - names and street/address if possible - that you would recommend.

I see you took the aerobus from the airport. Were taxis plentiful? Did you see a lot of mini-van size taxis - for the 4 of us with luggage? We are staying in an apartment near the Arc de Triomf and are trying to figure out transportation for when we arrive.

Thanks in advance for your reply. Have a very MAGICAL MED CRUISE!

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Old 06-05-2007, 12:33 AM   #7
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Thanks will enjoy this alot have fun!!!!!!!
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Hi funnybunny, Glad you arrived in BCN safely! Thanks for the info so far, and I look forward to your trip report and will be following you blog!

Can you tell me - is there a dress code for la sagrada? covered knees and shoulders?

Also, would love to here info on restaurants/cafe's - names and street/address if possible - that you would recommend.

I see you took the aerobus from the airport. Were taxis plentiful? Did you see a lot of mini-van size taxis - for the 4 of us with luggage? We are staying in an apartment near the Arc de Triomf and are trying to figure out transportation for when we arrive.

Thanks in advance for your reply. Have a very MAGICAL MED CRUISE!

Take care,
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we didn't go into la sagrada, but there was some one checking at the cathedral that your knees and shoulders were covered.

we ate lunch at one of the less expensive places on placa reial. I know people say not to eat on las ramblas but the places here looked good. the one we wanted to try was not open on mondays though. (many things were closed yesterday)

I did see a LOT of cabs and we were told by the lady at the tourism desk that to our hotel it should cost about 30E for 2 people. I didn't notice if there were any minivan types but if it is 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) you might fit in a sedan. they were "normal" cab sized it seemed.

Funny story about the airport and finding a ride. when we came out we immediatly saw a sign for the folks that we are sharing a tour with in naples. We knew we were getting in on the same day, but it's too bad we didn't have a chance to meet.

I would say if you are confused at all when you are at the air port after you've picked up luggage go to the tourism desk. they were friendly informitive and spoke english.

more later.
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Old 06-05-2007, 04:54 AM   #9
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Hi Funnybunny921

I am looking forward to read your blog. Have read it about the hotel look lovely.

and have a fabulous times on Disney Magic Cruise

and Barcelona too

Hope the weather will be nice for your cruise.

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We fly into Heathrow and only have 1 hour 50 minutes to get from terminal 4 to terminal 1. I am so worried about this. Do you think we will be okay time wise? I got a printout of the directions to get from terminal 4 to terminal 1 but it looks very complicated. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.
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We fly into Heathrow and only have 1 hour 50 minutes to get from terminal 4 to terminal 1. I am so worried about this. Do you think we will be okay time wise? I got a printout of the directions to get from terminal 4 to terminal 1 but it looks very complicated. Any advice or tips would be appreciated.
make sure you luggage is checked through and that your 1 carry on will fit. our rollers wouldn't fit they were a little too big but we have a larger carry on size.
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Old 06-06-2007, 01:09 AM   #12
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Already enjoying your blog. Please post excursion reports! Have a great time, you'll be getting off as I get on the ship!!!!


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Already enjoying your blog. Please post excursion reports! Have a great time, you'll be getting off as I get on the ship!!!!


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Bumping this so the blog does not get forgotten.

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Loving your Blog thanks for taking the time to keep us updated.
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