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Ahhh Lisbon, such a beautiful place, sadly we only spent 5 days here, but they were a great five days.
We saw the Buddhas, the fishing boats, I are a lot of yummy Sardines! I went and I saw Jesus, met some amazing life long friends who I bonded with instantly.

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Spain Part 3 – San Sebastian

Arriving in San SebastWalk from San Sebastian to Orio beautiful views from the walk from San Sebastian to Orio

Drinking Well

Drinking Well

what a spectacular view they would have

This has to be one of my favourite pictures of all time

This has to be one of my favourite pictures of all time

Early Morning Start San Sebastian Arrival Beautiful Afternoon In San Sebastian Just another day at the beach spectacular beaches Day One in San Sebastian,

I got this welt from my 13kg hiking pack after only three hours of wearing it.

I got this welt from my 13kg hiking pack after only three hours of wearing it.

Walk from San Sebastian to Orio

Walk from San Sebastian to Orio

Walk from San Sebastian to Orio

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Luckily my knee started to play up just as we began our decent into Orio, where we had planned to stop for breakfast. It took us a hell of a long time to get down the hill, I can not remember the last time I have been in that much pain. When we got to the bottom I was at the stage where I couldn’t walk. So mum and I sat down and discussed out options….
There was nothing, we hadn’t even thought about not doing the camino. That was it. That was our whole purpose for coming to Spain. But you know what, I have started to train for it and I am so positive I will finish it next time… But I won’t be doing the coastal walk. I value being able to walk.
In the end after taking god knows what to bring my knee swelling down to the size of a balloon ( it was pretty bad before) we managed to get tot the train station where we booked a ticket 8 hours later to take us to Madrid. With no plan other than to keep me off my feet we started a new adventure.

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Spain Part 2 – Tarragona

Ahhh so after 3 beautiful days in Barcelona we caught the train off to the most stunning of all places, Tarragona. My mums friend and her husband, who is Spanish, divide half their time between Tarragona and Palm Beach (Australia), so luckily we were all there at the same time.Last Night In Tarragona Tarragona by Night Train to San Sebastian

I think my pictures got out of order, but this is 8:30 am at the nearest train station, it was a 30 min drive from our friends home while we waited for the train.

I think my pictures got out of order, but this is 8:30 am at the nearest train station, it was a 30 min drive from our friends home while we waited for the train.

View From The Train On our way to San Sebastian

View From The Train On our way to San Sebastian

View from the train.

View from the train.

Tarragona

Tarragona

We actually saw this doggy the day before we left when we went to buy our tickets to San Sebastian.

We actually saw this doggy the day before we left when we went to buy our tickets to San Sebastian.

Tarragona

Tarragona

Tarragona

Tarragona

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Right after this we went and had a sit down and some tapas .. technically we just bought drinks and the tapas came with it. I had mineral water and they all had a beer... which is cheaper than Water. Anyway as we were eating and drinking our way through this place BAM! There was suddenly a protest at the steps of this big building, I didn't get a picture of it unfortunately.

Right after this we went and had a sit down and some tapas .. technically we just bought drinks and the tapas came with it. I had mineral water and they all had a beer… which is cheaper than Water. Anyway as we were eating and drinking our way through this place BAM! There was suddenly a protest at the steps of this big building, I didn’t get a picture of it unfortunately.

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I can't get over how beautiful these streets are.

I can’t get over how beautiful these streets are.

back at our friends house after a long day of beaching The grounds of the place where our friends live The pool at the complex where our friends live. The grounds where our friends lived Walking to the beach Beach The Rock Walk to the next Town Walk to the next town over

Spain Part 1 – Barcelona

After arriving at Barcelona Airport and using my pathetic attempt at Spanish to find an information booth, we finally found a lovely pamphlet for the Aerobus, which goes from (you guessed it!) Barcelona to the Aeroport (airport). The Aero bus travels from terminal 1 or 2 through Barcelona  stopping at:

  • Pl. Espanya
  • Gran Via – Urgell
  • Pl. Universitat
  • Pl. Catalunya (from here it turns back to the airport)
  • Sepuleds- Urgell
  • Pl. Espanya
  • Terminal 1/2 (depending which bus you are on)

(they all have access to the metro) I would say 40 minutes each way.

I got off at Pl. Universitat, using City maps 2 Go, I was able to tell exactly where I was, I really couldn’t recommend it enough.  We ended up staying in the Pension Miami, literally across the road and down a bit from where we got off the bus (you will see an orange shop on the left opposite the stop), the pension miami is close to la Rambla, which is one of the must see boulevard/esplanades in Barcelona.

The Pension Miami was a little… how’s your father, some of the rooms didn’t have windows, but I am not complaining, I had a good nights sleep, although I would recommend staying in a Youth Hostel rather than a hotel, you have more fun and meet lots more people.

Strange enough, my first meal in Barcelona was actually a kebab…

First meal in Spain and I chose to have a Kebab... I never was too bright.

First meal in Spain and I chose to have a Kebab… I never was too bright.

Here are some pictures of my wanderings.

And now here are some pictures from The Gaudi Museum.

                                                                 

sorry about the crowds
sorry about the crowds

      Doors To Die For             Gaudi gift Shop Gaudi Gift Shop   

Now off to Eixample, Here I saw the Sagrada Familila

Now this is either in Espanya or Trinitat Nova What a View! Sagrada familiar Sagrada Familiar

you can catch the metro here, although I really suggest you get here super super early if you don't want to que around the block

you can catch the metro here, although I really suggest you get here super super early if you don’t want to que around the block

If Physical Illness was Treated like Mental Illness

Suicide Prevention Australia.

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It’s strange that I came across this picture by chance this morning.
I decided four days ago to go cold Turkey on my medication, the last time I tried to do this (two months ago) I lasted 16 days. But this time, words can not describe how sick I was.
When the Nurse asked me why I thought I could just stop, I told her I didn’t want to be just another depressed person… It’s rare now for people to not suffer from a mental illness and that makes me feel so sad that it’s considered normal for kids my age to have:
Drug addictions
(Addictions in general)
Alcohol dependency
Depression
Anxiety

I’m not sure if it bothers anyone else. But just think about it, when your parents were growing up, people didn’t understand mental illness. How strong all those people were who had no one to comfort them. We are so so lucky.