So we arrive in the car park in Barcelona and the first thing I see when I get out the car is CONDOMS everywhere and this was a rediculous amount. Erhh so Martin & I were not soo keen on skating around Barcelona as it was too hot and we rather that we used the metro but we kinda went with the idea of skating around eventually. So it was me, Jon, Caty, Amalia, KSJ, Martin, Antoine & Cris. So it all nicely started out on a smooth surface. I fell over but i had a good reason! People in Barcelona cannot drive, forget London! I was nearly killed on many occasions with people just casually driving through a red light. One point I Was crossing at green light for me and a motorbike nearly killed me as it rushed so rapidly through a red light that I had to do an emergency T-Stop before it would kill me.
So we got to our first sight spot which was Casa de Battlo and it was very interesting with how the architect designed the unique architecture. We all stopped for a photo and I stopped to get some Water. WOW it was Hot!! Next location was Plaza de Cataluna. It was so beautiful but also a good place to rest and take skates off! Me & KSJ decided to do some spin videos to add to his collection of spin videos around the world. Then me, Martin & KSJ went to the Hard Rock Cafe to get a good look around. All I wanted was a Coke Cola. In Spain they are so cheap!!! Met up with the rest of the gang back in Cataluna and Alex showed up and then gave us directions to a buffet nearby. Food was ok but meat not cooked so well.
Stopped at Inercia to get a good look around. They had every kind of different board and they were quite expensive too! Went back to the Arc de something and did some more spin videos with KSJ and got the chance to go sightseeing with Martin & KSJ. Got some really cool photographs by the Sagrada Familia. Dodgy looks from people who we were warned about to look out for as it is a dangerous area. Went into KFC, I got a drink and etc. Sat down and then went back outside to do some more spin videos with KSJ. Headed to Jon’s swimming pool and a still very hot day at evening time and then i dozed off a bit! Afterwards had dinner in a restaurant near our hotel with Barbara, KSJ, Martin, Antoine & Cris. Had some squid with salad and the menu was all in Catalan so I had to ask for translation help. I never knew Catalan was so different to Spanish but yes it is. Towards the end of the day I was sooo tired and just wanted to go home and never wake up!
So the day of the competition! Got up early at like 7.50am! I was in the mood for it and neither was KSJ or Martin I think. We were all so tired and wanted to get breakfast but Maccy D’s was closed. Thanks to ‘Only’ for taking us to Gava Beach. It was a HOT and HUMID day!! But no it was very nice as we had the shade of the shadow put above the cone line. Everyone was not in the talking mood. PRACTISE PRACTISE!!! I had a really good time videoing but oh WOW is it tiring work. MUCH more tiring than photographing but they got someone else to do that. Lunch was nice but it wasn’t the distance of the restaurant that made me tired but the humid weather that weakened me down BIG TIME! It got towards the end of the competition finishing at about 9.30pm. We then all headed off to Dinner but first a stop at the hotel to get rechanged as I was not happy wearing the clothes I had.
Dinner service was TERRIBLE. Me, Barbarra, Alex Shu & KSJ were all sitting on the same table and could not believe that it took about 70 minutes just for a coke cola to arrive and about 2 hours for some hot food. Noticed Barbara trying to eat the table haha we lost our appetite so quickly because of the wait. Anyway I was soo tired so decided to not go to the After Party. Headed straight home and went STRAIGHT to sleep!
Woke up this morning to the sound of Cris saying to KSJ “Quickly! You are going to miss your flight!” Opened the door and said Good Morning and Cris asked if i was coming skating and I was like yes. Ok then keanoush, HURRY UP! Had like 2 mins to get ready and get all my stuff while KSJ was rushing like crazy to get his suitcase packed. Dropped KSJ off at the airport. Said the goodbyes….Got to Gava Beach for skating but one issue, I did not feel like skating whatsoever as I was so dead from the HUMID sun melting me! I was like…I cannot handle this! I need to put my skates on and get 2 litres of Coke Cola NOW!! Did a photoshoot with Barbarra Bossi e Ana TW. Photographs came out so well. Thank you both for doing the shoot!
After Gava, we went to get some food at a restaurant in the shopping mall of Casteldefells. Wow it was filling!! Got to Jon’s place after lunch and we all went to the swimming Pool area and it was still hot!! After Jon’s place we went to have some dinner in a shopping mall near Villadecans. The Frankfurt Bar! Had a beer and some food. Was so so tired! I just had to come to the hotel and go to sleep. I kind of regret missing to go out in Barcelona with Antoine, Olivier and Martin but I think I am too tired! Oh well tomorrow is a new day and Port Adventura should be amazing!! :)