tripNETer Road Trip: Part One, Barcelona

13 May

Luggage: check

Music: check

My 17-years-old VW: check

Internet on-the-go: tripNETer

Now everything’s ready for my tripNETer Road trip. Departure: Barcelona. It’s a nice spring evening (but it actually seems like summer) and I’m planing to drive all over the north part of Spain: BCN-Zaragoza-Bilbao-Santander and back.

A last view to my favourite spot in Barcelona, Mount Tibidabo.

That reminds me to that funny episode from Friends, where Ross tells the story about hiking in Mount “tibidaebo” (My friend Jaime from Sockaholic loves it).

Up in this mount there is an old-fashioned amusement park with beautiful views of Barcelona and also a church which can be seen from almost any point from Barcelona. You can go there by car (pretty nasty road), funicular or with the Tranvia Blau, which has been working since 1901.

So leaving Mount Tibidabo behind, i took the A-2 highway to Zaragoza…


23 Responses to “tripNETer Road Trip: Part One, Barcelona”

  1. Jaime May 13, 2012 at 13:23 #

    Here is the video from Friends! Great episode and great spot!

  2. BABYBOOMER johanna van zanten May 27, 2012 at 06:25 #

    hi Andrew
    Thanks for visiting and liking my blog post 100 million Canadians
    happy travels.Johanna

  3. danigard June 7, 2012 at 17:33 #

    Hey Andrew, look forward to hearing and seeing your travels around northern Spain. Planning to do simular in July. Will be relying on you for some recommendations on what to see and do : )

    • andrewsmile June 7, 2012 at 18:00 #

      Thank you!! Sure you will enjoy the north of Spain!!! And we hope we can visit Sevilla this summer!
      Be happy! πŸ™‚

  4. Howard Jackson June 16, 2012 at 12:28 #

    Try and visit Ribes de Friisa. Not far from Barcelona and a great introduction to Catalonia.

    • andrewsmile June 24, 2012 at 13:23 #

      We were this weekend to Ribes de Freser! Great recommendation, we loved it!! πŸ™‚

  5. BusterBullet June 23, 2012 at 21:22 #

    Beautiful picture. I haven’t been to Barcelona since I was a child. Fun times!

    • andrewsmile June 23, 2012 at 22:38 #

      Thanks! Then you should come back! It is an awesome city!

  6. Nader Nazemi July 3, 2012 at 21:32 #

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  7. mikanqueen July 15, 2012 at 17:01 #

    Love your photo of Tibidabo. I was in Barcelona recently (lots of tips on but didn’t get right up that hill! πŸ˜‰

    • andrewsmile July 15, 2012 at 20:40 #

      You miss a really nice and beautiful spot! Next time then!, I’ll take a look of those tips you mention!

  8. twv2Lauren July 15, 2012 at 23:14 #

    Hey Andrew, looking forward to following you on your adventure. I’m learning Spanish and hope to visit next year so I’ll be keen to see where you end up and what you see & do.
    Happy travelling

    • andrewsmile July 18, 2012 at 19:43 #

      Cool! Where do u want to go next year?. We’re preparing another Road Trip, so I hope we give you some tips where to travel around. But don’t forget Madrid and Barcelona! There are awesome! Well, and Sevilla, Cadiz, Toledo, Santiago… Haha!

  9. Steve Whitty July 15, 2012 at 23:27 #

    Hi Andrew, thanks for liking my blog. I enjoyed reading yours. Happy travels.

    • andrewsmile July 18, 2012 at 19:41 #

      Thanks for passing by Steve! Love your visit to Reina Sofia! πŸ™‚

  10. CanadianTravelBugs July 19, 2012 at 23:52 #

    The link wouldn’t work, but if you went to You tube it would…
    Love Friends… so funny!

    • andrewsmile July 21, 2012 at 11:40 #

      Thanks for the notice! We’ll change it!

  11. restlessjo July 28, 2012 at 16:52 #

    This sounds like an irresistible trip. I SO must see Barcelona. Managed Sevilla, Cordoba and Granada but nowhere further north. So much world, so little time.

    • andrewsmile July 28, 2012 at 21:52 #

      Madrid, Barcelona and north part of Spain are a Must!. But you’re so right! So little time….That’s why we have to choose right where to go! :P. Happy travels!

  12. Jeannetta Vivere August 2, 2012 at 22:56 #

    Happy Travels to you ! I have to find more information on this Mount Tibidabo.

    • andrewsmile August 2, 2012 at 23:58 #

      Believe us! Is a place which is well worth visiting! Cheers! πŸ˜‰

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