Caity was a series regular on Arrow for Season 2 before having her character, Sara Lance (aka: The Canary), killed off in the season opener of Season 3. She was such a kick ass character in the show and I was sad to see her leave. On the bright side, she will be on DC's new show Legends of Tomorrow playing The White Canary. I am highly looking forward to it! And on an aside, my photo-op with her was just awesome!! I think I look the best in this one than any of the others I have. Go me!!
Also, I have arrived safely in Barcelona to kick off Europe 2015 and it is seriously awesome! I've met some great people already and every one seems so happy and friendly here. I even went out to a club last night, which for anyone who knows me knows that I would never do something like that at home. Why not start my trip off with a bang, eh?
I had already read it, but everything here is done so late. It's shocking! At home we do last call between 1:30 and 2:00am, can't serve liquor after 2:00 and have to have everyone out by 3:00. Here? Here you LEAVE for the bar at 1:30 and they stop serving at 5:00 or 6:00! Mind boggling to this blogging Canadian...
My first experience of Barcelona was getting off at the wrong bus stop on my way to check into the hostel from the airport. A little detour, yes, but then I came across this:
Most likely I would never have seen it had I got off on the correct stop. And it was only an hour walk to the hostel from there. Not bad when you have a map on your phone that works offline and tracks you via GPS.
The app, by the way, was suggested to me by a couple of acquaintances at a birthday party. Sandy recommended that I get it when we were back at Kerry's for drinks and to be honest, I would be completely lost with out it! CityMaps2Go definitely got me to the hostel and aside from my backpack, I don't think I looked touristy at all. Occasional glances at my phone to make sure I was still going in the right direction, but aside from that I was able to walk confidently to my destination. Thanks, Sandy!!
When I did make it to the hostel (St. Christopher's Inn, by the way) I was told that they had a Meet-and-Greet in about an hour. Figuring I had nothing to lose and no plans I decided to check it out. Really, it was kind of like a speed dating type of thing. It was actually a great way to meet people and get conversations started. Afterwards, most people from the musical chairs session went to the club I mentioned a few paragraphs back.
Today was a busy day of walking and eventually settling on the beach for a couple of hours. That's right, my feet have been in the Mediterranean Sea already and it was glorious!! However, I was not expecting to see nude people at the beach in the city.. Both men and women. So much more open with things here than in North America.