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Old 03-11-2013, 01:57 PM   #1591
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First of all, I want to say thank you to all of you on this list. It is wonderful to know that I'm not totally nuts for already planning and dreaming about the details of this vacation, that is still over a year away. I am not alone

Secondly, I've looked at flights, and suspect that we may end up on Aer Lingus from Boston. We can use our southwest points to fly to Boston from Kansas City. The schedule for this September has that flight (through Dublin) arriving around 10:00am. For those of you who have done this before, what have you done with your luggage until you check in to the hotel? Do you leave it at the hotel and then go explore? Will we all be too jetlagged to really do anything that day? I'm imagining our family showing up at the hotel and all falling asleep in the lobby until they take pity on us and let us check in.

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. . . arriving around 10:00am. For those of you who have done this before, what have you done with your luggage until you check in to the hotel? Do you leave it at the hotel and then go explore?
Yes, that's what we do.

Will we all be too jetlagged to really do anything that day? I'm imagining our family showing up at the hotel and all falling asleep in the lobby until they take pity on us and let us check in.
To help avoid jet lag, we find it best not to take a nap. Go out, get some sunshine, and stay awake until 8:00 or 9:00pm.
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I heartily recommend that you read 'Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon before going to Barcelona. It is a great novel set in 1940s Barcelona--part history, mystery, romance, thriller. Last time we were there, we had a great time doing a walk following the places in the book. I made a great scrapbook of black and white pictures with quotes from the book (I know, I can be a bit obsessive )
I just Nooked it and downloaded it..thanks
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I heartily recommend that you read 'Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon before going to Barcelona. It is a great novel set in 1940s Barcelona--part history, mystery, romance, thriller. Last time we were there, we had a great time doing a walk following the places in the book. I made a great scrapbook of black and white pictures with quotes from the book (I know, I can be a bit obsessive )
I agree as well, great book! I read it before I knew I would be going to Spain, and loved it. After my EBTA cruise I had to read it again and loved it even more!
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I have created some logo options for you all to choose from (no voting yet)!
They are on my website: http://wbta2014.chevallier.nl/logo.html.
Please keep in mind that the colors can be changed in whatever we want! It's just the basic layout for now..
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Have you read Carlos Luis Zafon's 'The Angel's Game' (2008) and 'The Prisoner of Heaven' (2011)?

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Absolutely incredible!! The last time we walked the full circumference of it, the lines to purchase tickets were so long, and we did not have the time to wait. This time, I will find out how to purchase tickets in advance.....
Thank you so much for letting us know it was on..
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If you find out how to get tickets in advance let me know. We also didn't have the time to wait on the long line so we just skipped it. Only saw it from the outside on the bus.
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I know it's possible to purchase tickets on-line in advance, but there are still lines once you get in, if you want to go up in the elevators, with waits up to a couple of hours. I don't recall all the details about the elevators and what you see from the upper levels. I think I read about it in one of Rick Steves' books. We'll probably just get the basic go-inside ticket and look around a bit. Unless we win the lotto and go a week ahead of time, then I'll hire a guide as see everything!
Here is the website were you can buy your tickets online. http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/
You have to choose a time for entree and you can choose to climb the tower and you can also select the time for that.
In 2011 we buy the tickets for entree in advance and there were no lines to come in. We bought the tickets for the tower (elevator) at the entree and get a income time. There was a line for the elevator, but not long.

It's more then worth it to go inside. The outside is impresive but inside it's amazing. We had seen the church in 1999 and 2001 and now in 2011 and it so much changed.

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Liesbeth - thank you very much for sending along the website!
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Paul, those look great!!!
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If you want a fluffy book about Barcelona. I loved Brining Home the Birkin. It's a good read especially if you love anything to do with fashion.
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Have you read Carlos Luis Zafon's 'The Angel's Game' (2008) and 'The Prisoner of Heaven' (2011)?
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Yes, I have read them. They both feature characters from 'Shadow of the Wind' but are not really sequels or prequels in the traditional sense. I enjoyed them both but my favorite is still 'Shadow'--oh, if only I could spend a day in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books!

Zafon started out writing novels for young adults. I've read one, 'The Prince of Mist;' well written and kinda spooky. It reminded me of the Weeping Angel stories on Doctor Who.
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I have created some logo options for you all to choose from (no voting yet)!
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Please keep in mind that the colors can be changed in whatever we want! It's just the basic layout for now..
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After my hideous performance in final dress the other night, I'm happy to report that I only missed half of a sentence last night, and was spot-on perfect tonight! And as my monologue is comedic (mostly) I was really happy when the audience laughed in all the right places, and got quiet in the serious bit. Nothing gives an actor a bigger thrill than an audience who "gets it."
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I will be organising a private DIS Chocolate Tasting group, it is a newish thing so and after a little research it appears that you get a selection of white, milk and dark chocolate (dark 62%, darker 72% and darkest 85%!) and a shot glass of melted white, milk and dark chocolate. You taste the different chocolates with a variety of wines as well as a glass of whisky. I believe it is $30 per person.
I was completely astounded when DH said he wants to participate. He rarely drinks wine; I'm not a wine or whiskey lover, so I'm not interested, but apparently he is . I'll pm now. Thanks for taking this on! (Now, if I just happen to accompany him to sit in the corner, and I just happen to slip a finger into his shot glasses...well.......I DO love chocolate!)
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I also visited Gaudi's Park Guell, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo. The two casa's are within walking distance of La Rambla area. I hope those of you interested get the opportunity to visit Gaudi's works.
We went to Casa Batllo and Park Guell. Both were fantastic! Park Guell took some work to get to, but was amazing, even though it was hotter than hell that day.

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I heartily recommend that you read 'Shadow of the Wind' by Carlos Ruiz Zafon before going to Barcelona. It is a great novel set in 1940s Barcelona--part history, mystery, romance, thriller. Last time we were there, we had a great time doing a walk following the places in the book. I made a great scrapbook of black and white pictures with quotes from the book (I know, I can be a bit obsessive )
Thanks for the recommendation. I've been looking for something new to read.

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Here is the website were you can buy your tickets online. http://www.sagradafamilia.cat/sf-eng/
You have to choose a time for entree and you can choose to climb the tower and you can also select the time for that.
In 2011 we buy the tickets for entree in advance and there were no lines to come in. We bought the tickets for the tower (elevator) at the entree and get a income time. There was a line for the elevator, but not long.

It's more then worth it to go inside. The outside is impresive but inside it's amazing. We had seen the church in 1999 and 2001 and now in 2011 and it so much changed.
Thanks for this, Liesbeth! I didn't realize you can get a time to go up in the tower. We'll definitely be doing this next time.

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I'm afraid I'll have forgotten it by then. It was all I could do to remember if for 8 minutes on stage! We sold out Saturday night; even had to turn people away. We were really excited, because so many people on the board at the theater figured we'd be lucky to get 20 people per night. There were still a few catty remarks from the nay-sayers, but the numbers and the audience reaction said it all.
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Hello Everyone!

I am also on this cruise! My name is Nicole, I'll be 28 at time of sailing- gosh that sounds so far away, being that I am only 26 at the moment! I'll be sailing with my dad Michael. Our awesome TA snagged us one of the sideways 11B cabins on deck 6 on opening day, which we are really excited about.

I am so shocked to see how active this thread is already! I hadn't even thought of checking in on this since we are focused on our 7/13/13 12-Night Med cruise on the Magic this summer, which is a ton of planning and excitement- but I saw this thread at the top of the main page today and thought, let me check it out, and I couldn't believe how busy it was! I sure have a lot of reading to catch up on. I am really glad that it looks like everyone is super organized and into super planning like me. I loved how on my WBPC cruise on the Wonder in 2011, we had people pre-organizing Tshirt logos, lanyards, wristbands, pins, meets and more. It really added to the enjoyment of the trip. Surprisingly our 12 night Med cruise this summer is fairly quiet for a "special" cruise (one of only 2 going to Greece/Turkey). But, on that one we'll be so busy with port intensive European touring so its all good. I'll definitely look forward to all the extra DIS stuff though on this TA. I still can't believe how cheap I booked this cruise for, and for 14 nights! Its almost unreal. Even with airfare, its such a steal and so exciting to hit so many new ports.

Well I'm off for now, and will slowly but surely try to start catching up over the next few weeks in between planning for my other cruise! I already sent PM's/emails to those listed on page 1 for the stuff we want to sign up for so far.
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