Saturday, 6 February 2016

We've got a superb @Airbnb apartment in Tarragona

Half of our party - ie Dave and I - have arrived in the
View from our Tarragona terrace 
beautiful Tarragona attic apartment that will be our home from home until Wednesday. Dave's daughters' flight should be leaving Gatwick any minute now. Our train from Cambrils was almost punctual and its journey time was only about fifteen minutes. Five minutes walk at this end, which included a very welcome outdoor escalator alternative to a steep flight of steps, brought us to the Pani Pizza place that occupies the ground floor of this building. We are five floors up so have extensive views across the city - to the Cathedral in one direction and out to the sea in the other - from the spacious terrace. Hopefully a couple of sunny afternoons or evenings over the next few days will allow us to sit out enjoying the ambience over a glass or two!

Our host, Elena, met us in the apartment to show us
Love this apartment! 
around. She is lovely and speaks excellent English. We chatted a little about travelling and her visit to the Edinburgh Festival. Elena's apartment doesn't feel like a rental. There are tasteful curios everywhere, lots of books and CDs, and it feels wonderfully spacious after the caravan (sorry Bailey!). Two bedrooms and a comfortable foldout sofa bed mean no one should feel like they're roughing it. Plus Elena has kindly left us lots of supplies for teas and coffees, soft drinks and a locally produced Vermouth, and enough breakfast food for a couple of days! There's even oat milk in the fridge which is perfect as Carrie doesn't do dairy.

Now we just need to convince ourselves to leave the attic and get out into the city. It's Carnaval weekend so there will be processions and fireworks, fabulous costumes and lots of noise. Dave can't wait!


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