Dublin: For the purpose of: visit

July 25th, 2009

May 27-29, 2009

First thing that happens in a foreign country is you go through customs where you get a stamp and in Dublin they write down what you are there for.  The agent wrote down that I was there For the Purpose of: “Visit.”  I don’t know why but I thought it was a really interesting phrasing.  We found out the room was not ready yet so we dropped our bags off and wandered around Dublin finding food and seeing the sights.  We went through the shopping district and ended up at the Christ Church Cathedral (photos).

Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral

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My Goal

June 23rd, 2009

I know I have not posted at all this trip but I want to eventually put up a post about what I did every day of the trip.  This might take a little while but I want to eventually have this be a sort of journal of what I saw and did.  So I will try to work on writing every one soon and will hopefully include pictures at somepoint.

Classes Start Today

May 31st, 2009

In just over an hour I will be leaving the hostel to start the first day of class in Spain!

No Internet, No Posts

May 30th, 2009

So the Hilton wanted to charge way too much for internet so instead I just did not use it and well I just realized now that I have internet how much I rely on it for random entertainment.  Though I did not need any!

I will put up details about Dublin later.

Adios

May 26th, 2009

I am off to the train which will take me to the airport where I will fly to Dublin!

One More Day

May 25th, 2009

In under 24 hours I am going to be heading to my flight.  I am hoping to post here as much as possible with photos and interesting things I have seen but I will not always have internet or time so I can’t promise anything but I will try.

Trip Overview

May 24th, 2009
Map of trip through Spain

Map of trip through Spain

The trip will last for 5 weeks and travel all through the country of Spain and Portugal.  The order of destinations is:

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Sevilla Train

April 18th, 2009
  • Train: RENFE R-598 13947
  • Date: 6/8/09
  • From: Granada
  • Leave: 8:23 PM
  • To: Sevilla
  • Arrive: 11:32 PM

Granada Train

April 18th, 2009
  • Train: RENFE Altaria 09234
  • Date: 6/7/09
  • From: Cordoba
  • Leave: 7:09 PM
  • To: Granada
  • Arrive: 9:41 PM

Cordoba Train

April 18th, 2009
  • Train: RENFE Ave 02200
  • Date: 6/6/09
  • From: Madrid
  • Leave: 8:00 PM
  • To: Cordoba
  • Arrive: 9:42 PM

Toledo Train Day Trip

April 18th, 2009

To Toledo

  • Train: RENFE Avant 08292
  • Date: 6/4/09
  • From: Madrid
  • Leave: 9:20 AM
  • To: Toledo
  • Arrive: 9:50 AM

From Toledo:

  • Train: RENFE Avant 08193
  • Date: 6/4/09
  • From: Toledo
  • Leave: 7:30 PM
  • To: Madrid
  • Arrive: 8:00 PM

Cordoba Lodging

April 18th, 2009

Location: HI – Instalacion Juvenil

  • Check-In: June 6, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 7, 2009
  • Address: Plaza Juda Levi S/N Cordoba 14003
  • Notes:

Madrid Lodging

April 18th, 2009

Location: Musas Residence

  • Check-In: May 29, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 6, 2009
  • Address: C/Jesus Y Maria 12 Madrid
  • Notes:

Santiago de Compostela Lodging

March 29th, 2009

Location: Meiga Backpackers

  • Check-In: June 15, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 17, 2009
  • Address: Calle Basquiños 67, 15704, Santiago de Compostela
  • Notes:

Leon Lodging

March 29th, 2009

Location: Hotel Campus San Mamés

  • Check-In: June 17, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 18, 2009
  • Address: C/Vegamian 13 Leon
  • Notes:

Porto Lodging

March 29th, 2009

Location: HI – Porto

  • Check-In: June 13, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 15, 2009
  • Address: Rua Paulo da Gama 551 4169-006 Porto
  • Notes:

Pamplona Lodging

March 29th, 2009

Location: Pamplona Plaza

  • Check-In: June 22, 2009
  • Check-Out: June 24, 2009
  • Address: Av Marcelo Celayeta 35 PAMPLONA  31014
  • Notes:

L’Auditori

March 28th, 2009

Architect: Rafael Moneo

Date: 1990 – 1999

Address: Carrer de Lepant, 150, 08013 Barcelona

How to get there: L1 (Marina), L2 (Monumental), T4 (Auditori Teatre Nacional)

Bus Day: 6, 7, 10, 56, 62, B21, B25 Night: N0, N2, N3, N7, N11

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Library and Senior Center

March 28th, 2009

Architect: RCR Architects

Date: 2007

Address: Carrer del Comte Borrell, 44, 08015, Barcelona, Spain

How to get there: L2 (Sant Antoni)

Observations: Finalist for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2009

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Guggenheim Bilbao

March 28th, 2009

Architect: Frank Gehry

Date: 1991 – 1997

Address: Avenida Abandoibarra, 2 Bilbao 48001, Spain

How to get there: Tram (Guggenheim), Metro (Moyúa), Bus (1, 10, 13, 18, 27, 38, 48, 71)

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