We are here solely for the purpose of meeting my Australian cousin who finds herself in Europe at this time.
Our air fares, booked at the beginning of the year were a very reasonable £78 per person return - no dearer than the train fare to London from our home.
We are now making the most of the warm sunny weather, which I believe is currently unlike that we left behind in the UK.
Today was spent on the official Barcelona City Tour hop on bus, and at 27€ per person, a large percentage of the cost of our travel here.
A few days break in the warm sunshine of a Spanish city is available together with a good hotel - (the Aveneda Palace at the top of Las Ramblas). for very reasonable money.