We arrived an hour late into Girona airport because it was too dangerous to land. When we eventually did land after circling for an hour the weather definitely wasn’t what we expected.

Snow, and lots of it! It was a dramatic landing to say the least but the pilot got a well earned round of applause from the Spanish occupants of the plane.

We did fairly well finding a bus into town, walking half way in the wrong direction to our hotel and asking an Internet cafe owner (who didn’t speak a word of English) both for a map and for directions, ‘fairly’ being the operative word seeing as neither of us speak a word of espanol!

We walked for about half an hour in the snow trying to find our hotel and eventually found it after walking through some beautiful Spanish lanes, and past a large Palestinian protest (a protest to free Palestine, not a protest against Palestinians).

It was a lovely little guest house run by a very friendly old lady who didn’t speak a word of English but managed to understand our pig Spanish very well. For 42 euros, it was very reasonable. Warm and comfortable were the highest priority and so we were happy!

Today, we are walking around Girona and are just sat in a lovely cafe outside the HUGE cathedral.

I’ll upload photos soon, it’s a beautiful place so I’m sure we’ll have lots to show!

Off to Barcelona later today (if joie can find us a train).

Not the happiest holiday I’ve ever had (for those of you that don’t know, my friend from school/college died the other night of lymphoma), but I think it’s important for us to try and enjoy ourselves, so we’re doing our best!

Speak to you all soon!

Joel

It appears that the photos I uploaded with my phone didn’t upload so I will sort this when I get back!