But first... easyJet
We walk into Geneva airport and straight up to one of the fully automated easyJet vending machines. I type in my ticket reference number that I got online about 8 weeks prior in Maleny. Out spits two tickets with Wendy and my names on them, and two luggage stickers, which we duly attach to the handles of our bags. We take our luggage and freshly printed tickets up to the stewardess who duly approves them and wishes us a happy flight. That's it, all over in nearly 3 minutes. Brilliant!!!
Then we get to our hotel in Barcelona, also booked online, Acta Mimic.
A five minute stroll from La Rambla, the heart and soul of this electric place.
The hotel is something else. 5 storeys screened front and back with full length Joan Miro designs.
The halls are totally black, with tiny red spotlights running waist height down either side, illuminating the room numbers opposite.
Inside the room, one entire wall is frosted glass with a clear glass shower recess and vanity basin incorporated, and open to the rest of the room. There is a remote control to change the colours of the interior lights, to catch your mood.
Its all very flash, and at first we were concerned that there were no actual windows to the outside world, but at the end of a day in this most crowded of cities, it was great to have such respite from the incessant buzz.