We were kind of scatty about getting ready for this trip, but after a few last-minute adjustments, drove off to Pearson Airport to start the adventure. We like this parking service [SkyPark] we've used a couple of times. Very easy and not over-priced. We had time for a burger at the airport (not as good as Big Smoke, of course, but ok ) and then we boarded our AC Rouge flight to Barcelona. Rouge is a bit spartan, but it wasn't a bad flight.
Sunday September 28 - Barcelona
We landed around 10am in Barcelona and opted for but/metro to get to the hotel. That meant a lot of steps, both up and down, but got us close to the hotel. While we were trying to get oriented to the metro system we were approached by a dodgy character trying to get us to change money for him. We brushed him off and have since found this a common approach by thieves - apparently rife in Barcelona. Sure enough a few minutes later when we went to study the route map plain clothed police officers had 2 guys sitting on the floor in front of it. They juggled them around so we could check our route, then led them away in cuffs.