Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Aloevera » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:57 am

Hi Happygirl,

I'm travelling on Saturday evening on the Aer Lingus flight. Bill's Bar is also on the same flight. I will be at the airport from approximately 4pm. Will you PM me and we can arrange to meet.

In song.

Paula
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Suemerlyn » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:27 am

Thank you very much Beatriz!! Looking forward to meeting you and to meeting up with everybody I know. I see Margaret, Joe and Liverpool Dave and maybe others will be at the same hotel as me - Toledano - great!

See you around 11pm ish on Sunday night, assuming I can find the hotel first...
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by MaryB » Fri Sep 18, 2009 5:23 am

Beatriz,
What an incredible wealth of information! Thank you so much for taking the time to post it all!!!

Jorcx,
We will be leaving for Barca on Saturday. I would like to print out your first post with all the information on it for reference (in case of 'senior moments' ;-) :lol: ). Will there be any more changes made to it or can I print it out today?

Kindest regards,
Mary
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Happygirl » Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:39 am

Aloevera wrote:Hi Happygirl,

I'm travelling on Saturday evening on the Aer Lingus flight. Bill's Bar is also on the same flight. I will be at the airport from approximately 4pm. Will you PM me and we can arrange to meet.

In song.

Paula
Wow, there are about six or seven of us on the same flight, excellent! Thanks to those who contacted me. I will also be getting to the airport around that time, looking forward to meeting up.

P.S. Just to say that while Barcelona is generally a safe place to travel on public transport even at night, do keep an eye out for all your belongings (especially your concert tickets of course!), as like in every other tourist destination there are pickpockets about.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21 - AIRPORT BUS & WEATHER

Post by lortigosa » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:49 pm

Hello everyone!

I hope it's not too late to give you this info, I just saw a post asking for a transportation from the airport. Someone suggested the Airbus, a bus that will take you to Plaça Catalunya, and then taking the tube to Plaça Espanya. BUT there's a regular bus which goes from the airport to Plaça Espanya. That means a regular bus ticket, about 1 euro. You can find its route attached.

Also, the weather forecast here in Barcelona is not very good, so, if you can, put one of those small umbrellas in your baggage ;) We are in that season in which it can rain a lot about everywhere at any time.

See you soon!!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by lortigosa » Fri Sep 18, 2009 12:56 pm

I don't know if it was clear, you have to look for bus number 46. And the bus stop is right out of the terminal, on the same sidewalk, but I don't remember exactly where. Not far :)

Take care.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Actually » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:17 pm

I'll also be there from Saturday morning, so if anything is planned, let me know. Will make my number visible on facebook, at least for the people, who are going...
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Post by Womanfromaroom » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:22 pm

Yes, my number is also on facebook! And I will try to stay connected via the forum... See you very, very soon!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by zodkavombie » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:15 pm

Hi everyone
Will be travelling from Luton early tomorrow morning and staying at the Hotel Azul. Anyone going on the 7.15 flight????
A lot of you mention facebook but there are several Leonard Cohen ones could someone tell me which is the one you have put postings on please :?:
Looking forward to the whole thing. Hope to find a cyber cafe to log on tomorrow :D
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by mutti » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:49 pm

For all of you going to Barcelona I wish you a safe journey and lots of fun and good times!
I so wish I was coming and will be thinking of you all weekend.
Especially at the meet ups and the concert.
So many of us not there will be there in spirit and will look forward to all the reports and videos and photos.
Let us know if they do anything in the actual concert for Leonard's birthday...
Really excited for all of you!!! :lol:
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by BEATRIZ SALLES » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:10 pm

very sorry to have to tell this about my city but:

BE AWARE OF PICKEPOCKETING IN BARCELONA

Don't spect violent acts in BCN but is the worst destination in the world for pickepocket for the moment. Only tourists are concerned!! I never had a problem as a local.
Must of you are staying around plaza Catalunya and las Ramblas which is the worst area in this sense. Take care with your belonings while walking on the streets, on public transportation and sitting in terraces and bars or restaurants.

Take care guys!!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by mutti » Fri Sep 18, 2009 4:28 pm

I just read this on the forum from a Calgary newspaper who interviewed Adam Cohen:
One of the chief reasons I went to Europe (this summer) was to jump on and off. This is likely to be his last European tour ever and if you look at that in a historical context, you can't not go. The last time you see Leonard Cohen onstage in Paris, London and all these old beautiful cities . . . In fact, I'm flying straight from Edmonton to Barcelona, where he's going to have his 75th birthday onstage on the 21st. Our birthdays are three days apart.
How wonderful!
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Frelander » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:07 pm

Happygirl wrote:Hola everyone,

Just wondering if anyone else is flying with Aerlingus from Dublin on Saturday at 6.30pm? Can't wait for all the cohenite events and to visit my favourite cafes and tapas bars again (ahhhh Graciaaa), fingers crossed the weather is a bit warmer than here right now. Counting down the hours...

Hasta domingo! 8)
Hi Happygirl

We are traveling on the 6.30 flight also, if any of you guys are meeting up at the airport can you let us know where you are meeting?!?

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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Suemerlyn » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:14 pm

Hi Luisa,

Re your post about a regular bus 46 - I need to go to Place Cataluna for my hotel in Las Ramblas - is there also a regular bus that goes from the airport to Cataluna? I know there is an Aerobus A1 (my hotel told me).

Other question as you are a native of Barcelona and this is my first visit, if you would be so kind - is there any kind of travel card type system there? I.e. that woud be valid for a few days on all ordinary public transport (Bus and Metro?) this would seem to more viable option financially as I'll be there until Thursday, and no doubt will be travelling around the city a bit. And if so, can I buy it at the airport? Or where?

There is such a system in London where I live.
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Re: Barcelona Celebration 20 and 21-09-2009

Post by Happygirl » Fri Sep 18, 2009 6:48 pm

Hi Suemerlyn,

Public transport in Barcelona is great, here are some details on what you are looking for http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/ ... metro.html. I always use the T10 ticket (see link), you can share it with others, it allows you to change over to another bus/metro within an hour or so and it's very flexible.

Have a safe trip!
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