We started our morning by joining a walking tour of Barcelona, but the political and historical detail was boring the kids to death so we left after an hour and strolled on our own. Mid afternoon Barry and the kids went to an English bookstore and back for a rest while I joined a "Gaudi" walking tour. The Finnish guide was full of lots of little details about the buildings around the core of the city. Barcelona is a great place to come with a sketch pad and a brace to hold your head up to look around.
Today we're off to see Gaudi's church 'Sagrada Familia," one of the most visited cites in Europe. At $130 for the four of us, it better be good.
In addition to many great architects, Barcelona is home to many pickpockets. Only Naples has a higher number of petty thieves in Europe. So while I'm here I keep my valuables tucked in all my different zip pockets and clip my purse to my pants. Hopefully we'll still have everything with us when we board the flight to Israel tonight.