With all the best intentions I had planned to blog while I was away. That didn’t happen and here I am, counting the days from my last update to today. 8 days.
I was already coming down with something when I landed in Lisbon and all the self-medication didn’t help. A trip to the airport for a wild weekend in Barcelona with friends turned into a trip to the hospital to get some medical attention. I slept for the next 2 days and eventually landed in Barcelona on the day my innovation week was due to start.
As a result I can’t really say that I have been to Barcelona, one of the cities I’ve long wanted to visit. I have passed through it in the back of a taxi on the way to the mountain resort I stayed at with my colleagues.
I did manage a 4 hour walking tour of a minuscule part of the city with colleagues when I had some free time a few days later. I saw the outside of the Sagrada Familia, the Arc de Triomf and had a quick walk around the Plaza Catalunya.
That was all, sadly. No Picasso museum. No Parc Guel. No Gaudi house 🙁
My team did win the regatta though. The beach party was great. Swimming in the warm Mediterranean was memorable.
I took some photos and I now have a mental picture of the city, so that when I do go back, I will know how to get around.
That’s it for today. More tomorrow.