Back from Barcelona: Nikki's trip report

Jan 19th, 2008, 01:55 AM
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Just read through your great report again as I'll be in BCN next week. Where is the museum of the city of Barcelona located, sounds interesting.
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Jan 19th, 2008, 04:29 AM
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Great trip!

It sounds like you used the ATM to get enough cash for the apt. Were you able to pull out more than the maximum from an ATM?

One of my concerns with converting dollar to Euro was we wouldn't be able to get enough cash out if we were in a bind. I did wonder if the banks would adjust that if one asked.
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Jan 19th, 2008, 05:31 AM
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Laartista, oh, back to Barcelona, are you still hoping to move there? The Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat is in the Barri Gotic near the Placa del Rei. Note that it is closed between 2 and 4 PM (and closed all day Monday).

Fetchwood, I raised my maximum ATM withdrawal limit at my bank before the trip, but that still doesn't guarantee the machine will allow you to take out as much as your maximum. So we had three different accounts we could access.
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Jan 20th, 2008, 11:58 AM
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Yes, still moving, leaving Thurs. for a scouting trip and to meet w/ attorney. But would love to check out that museum while there.Thanks for the info.
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Jan 21st, 2008, 04:51 AM
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laartista - will you let us know how everything goes? It is so much fun to hear the details when people move to another country...
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Sep 21st, 2008, 10:16 PM
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Great trip report! Thanks!
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Aug 23rd, 2009, 10:27 AM
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Great TR -- just found it and its so helpful for planning for our trip this Spring.
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Oct 14th, 2009, 07:45 PM
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Nikki, I must have missed this TR when you first posted it. Thanks for putting the link in the other thread. What a delightful report (as usual)!
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Jul 16th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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I just read your trip report because you had linked it to another thread. Wonderful!! We will be in Barcelona in Nov 2010 and you gave me many wonderful ideas for our 4 days. Thanks!
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Oct 16th, 2010, 02:21 PM
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Thanks from me too, Nikki. What a wonderful report -- you've really whet my appetite for Barcelona!
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Jan 10th, 2011, 05:20 AM
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Joining this late because I just planned a trip to Barcelona for June 7th. Can hardly wait now that I have read your trip report.
laclaire - we actually emailed two years ago when we thought we were going and had to postpone until this year. Really appreciate the tips and laclaire would love to meet you if you are still there in June.
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Jan 11th, 2011, 05:07 AM
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Planner, I believe Laclaire no longer lives in Spain, judging from a posting I saw on Fodor's some time ago.

Have a good trip.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 04:46 AM
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Thank you for letting me know about Laclaire. Really appreciate your trip report. Gave me a wealth of information.
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 04:15 AM
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Nikki: Which apartment are you suggesting. I am planning a mid May 10 trip for myself (I am the mom) and 3 sons ages 20-26, so we need 2 bed 1 bath..would like the balcony in a great fun area because I know the guys will be out late at night. Thanks, SJ Love all the great info on the posts
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Feb 3rd, 2011, 06:57 AM
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SJ, I only have experience with the one apartment I stayed in, Pedrera, which is linked above. It was a one bedroom, so not what you are looking for. The agency I used, Habitat Apartments, has a lot of apartments in the neighborhood of El Born, which is lively and fun, and the part of the Eixample where I stayed, on and around the Rambla de Catalunya (not to be confused with Las Ramblas), would also meet that requirement.
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