Monday was my final day in Barcelona. Really I should say my final day for now, since I plan to go back. I worked from my friend’s living room in the morning, then when she came home from her course we went for a drink at a focaccia place just up the road, then I got on the metro and headed to the airport.

When I’d originally looked at tickets there from London, they’d been £30 direct each way, but by the time I actually got around to going it was summer holiday time, which meant the cheapest I could get was about £160 in total, and that included a nine-hour nighttime layover in Geneva airport.

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