so as we were planning this trip, we found these 60 euro round trip tickets on RyanAir. i dont know if any of you have heard of this airline (i hadn't before i came here..) but its basically this ridiculously cheap airline that flies around europe but they have really weird baggage requirements and are realyyyy strict about them aka no checking bags and you cant have more than one carry-on. not like a carry on and a purse. just the carry on. and it cant weigh more than 22 lbs (they weigh it). i digress
so besides weird baggage requirements ryan air also has a knack for flying into weird airports so its not just a cab ride away to the center of whatever city. in order to be wise & frugal, we decided to take a 4 hour bus ride to Barcelona at like 6pm, with our friend Anahi who's studying there this semester, and take our 8am flight to paris. since we were only in barc for less than 12 hours, we figured it would be best if we just went out and stayed out until our flight.
anahi took us to this really hoppin bar near her place owned by these 3 local boys who have the bar "for fun" and have real finance jobs during the day. not a bad gig if i do say so myself. anyways so when 4:30am rolls around, everyone decides they're hungry and we stroll over to a bakery (europe is the BEST for latenight!), grab some pastries (Jean got a tuna melt......) and decide we have just enough time to take a 45 minute catnap before catching a cab to the airport.
an hour later....everyone wakes up from beds, floors, chairs, etc in a tizzy (is that a word?) throwing stuff in their bags and trying to look semi-decent. we hop in a cab and phewww made the flight!
|look at those veggies!|
More tomorrow! :)