Zero, Madrid, Spain


Posted May 28, 2012, 10:33 pm

My name is Zero and I'm a newbie here!!! I am so happy ^^

I'm a little ghost dog who lives in Barcelona, Spain. I love reading books and go out to discovery different places, especially enchanted places or where something had happened.

I'm too young to travel alone and my mom has the fear that I can get lost, but she lets me to host other TVs and show them the city, it's a cool idea!!! :D So, do you want to visit the city with me?

Here, you can see a picture of me :)

Posted May 29, 2012, 10:27 pm
Today mommy has said to me to go out for a walk and… visit enchanted places! :D We have a book where some itineraries are marked on a map. Where do we go? Let me see…

It is quite far from home so we go by skating!!!! As I’m too small and we haven’t found skates for me, I will go in mommy’s bag.

Our first stop is Estació de França, a train station named so because the trains go to France from there, built in 1929 where it was another station, La Riba, built in the previous century.
When La Riba was built, many children started to disappear in the zone and people talk about they were carried away by violence by El Hombre del Saco (the boogeyman) to get their fat to grease the trains. It’s scary, isn’t it? :o

Our second stop is the Government Representation building.
In 1907, the civil government Ángel Ossorio Gallardo ask a seer to help him against terrorism in the city.

Our next and last stop is l’Església de Sant Miquel del Port, a church situated in a place that was a little island until the XVII century named as Illa de Maians. People say that in that island you were able to see the souls of priests drowned officiating to the souls of fishermen and sailors who died in the sea. Also, they say that sea demons lived there.
-Can we go in, mommy?
-No, Zero, the church is closed.

During our walk, we have seen a parade!!!! It’s really funny!!!! Lalalalala!!!!!!

It’s late and we have a long way home. Let’s take a little rest and come back.

See you!!!!! Byeee!!!

Posted May 31, 2012, 3:00 pm

Helloooo!!!! :D
Today we have a nice weather, so we have gone to the park near home, Parc de la Pegaso.

A long time ago, in this place was situated the fabric of trucks Pegaso, that’s the reason for the name of the park.

Look mommy!!!! Can I have a bath?

Let’s have some fun!!!!!!!! Mommyyyy!!!! Look at mee!!!!

Yuuuuuhuuuuu!!!!!! :p

Wow! Look at that mirador! I want to go there!

To arrive there we have to cross the bridge. Look at me, I’m over the water!!!

Ughh!! It’s difficult to climb these rocks…

-Zero, why don’t you use the stairs? It’s easier…
-Yes, mommy, but it’s not fun… :(

I’m on the top!!!!!!! I can see the entire park!!!!!!! :D

-Mommy, do we come back here?
-And, will I be able to take a friend with me?
-Of course!

Posted Jun 1, 2012, 10:37 pm
Mommy is a postcrosser too and she let me to help her with the stamps :)

Posted Jun 4, 2012, 1:18 pm
Today we made “napolitanas de chocolate” (pain au chocolat). I will explain you how to make them.
First, we need all the ingredients. Puff-paste, sugar, refined corn meal, milk, 3 eggs and dark chocolate.

We have to measure the exact quantity of each ingredient. Which is my weight?  :p

100gr of sugar

40gr of refined corn meal

1/2l of milk

And 100gr of dark chocolate. Can I eat a bit? :p

We add the sugar and the meal in a bowl. We add the 3 eggs.

We add the milk and the chocolate, mix them and put on the fire until it grow thick moving steadily. We get a chocolate cream.

When it grows thick, we let get cool. While, we cut the puff-paste. When the chocolate is cool, we put in a pastry bag and fill the puff-paste in the middle. We involve the chocolate, close the puff-paste with a wet with egg brush, turn upside down and cut. We paint them with egg and we put them in the oven at 190ºC, ~12 min.


Posted Jun 5, 2012, 3:42 pm
This morning mommy was very busy!!! And I helped her with dinner. I prepared some calamari with potatoes and peas. It was delicious and my mommy was happy and congratulated me ^^

Posted Jun 6, 2012, 9:55 pm
Today mommy goes to the dentist and she lets me go with her :) And ¡surprise! We go by the underground!! It’s my first time!!!
We go until Diagonal. Can you see the station in the map?

So, let’s go!!!!

18 seconds to the underground arrives!!! I’m nervous!!!

Here it comes!!!!!!! Yupiiiii!!!!

1,2,3,4 and 5 stops until Diagonal :)

Now, we have to walk through this long corridor to take the correct exit. Mommy!! Can we go on the conveyor?

UuhHhg!! ThIs ShAke A LoT!!

We go out and go to the bus station. It’s my first time on bus too!!!

Where do we go?

Wiiii!!! We go by bus!!!!

After the dentist, we come back home, but before we visited some places. We enter in a shop and the shopkeeper  get angry with us because it’s not allowed to take photos, hihihihi!!!! :p

We find a little park :)

I love to climb the trees!!!! Mommy, take me a photo!!!!

This is a sculpture, it’s called “The moon”.

Look! I’ve meet a friend! Hello little bird!!! :D

What a nice day!!! ^^

Posted Jun 8, 2012, 11:28 pm
-Mommy, is the cam ready?
-Yes, Zero… Lights, cams, ¡action!

Welcome at Zero Hotel, a sumptuous and very comfortable hotel, situated in Barcelona, Spain! It’s perfect to send your TVs to take some days of relax and to do tourism in the city!

Come in, come in, you will see the hotel in all its splendour! I will show it to you:
A comfortable and spacious bedroom to rest.

A big terrace to enjoy the striking views.

A precious and well-conditioned living room.

With a private garden! To enjoy suppers in the open air.

I, Zero, will look at them personally and I will be their guide tourist.
At only 5 minutes of the metro to go faster to anyone part of the city, near of a park and some malls, you won’t regret it! So, you know, if you want your TVs know Barcelona, send them to Zero Hotel, the perfect hotel for their holidays. We will receive them with open arms!

-And… cut!
-Is it good?
-I think so, Zero, it will be a success!

Posted Jun 11, 2012, 3:28 pm
Hello all!!!!
This weekend will be wonderful!!!! But, don’t hurry!!!
First, we go to mommy’s boyfriend’s home, we will spend the night there. We take the metro (my second time) and we have to go to Sants to take the train (this will be my first time on train!).

Ouch! 1min 13s, I will wait sitting down (yes, I’m lazy :p)

Here it comes! So faster!

Now we are in Sants station. This is the platform where our train will pass. We have to stop in Gavà.

Weeee!!!! Go up!!!

We arrive at Gavà station.

And now we go to “hostdad for a day”’s home :D
Cucú mommy!!!

Here I’ve met a cat!!! Hello!!! I’m Zero!!! Her name is Romi, she’s a bit old so she spend the most part of the day sleeping. Mommy, shht!! Take a photo but be quiet!!!

Ooohhh!!! What a surprise!!!! Here are more guys!!!!! My name is Zero, nice to meet you!!! They are, from left to right, Koala, Pitufina, Cálico, Beaker and Super Coco.

They give me a welcome hug!!

A group photo!!!!

-Mommy, can I play with them?
-Yes, Zero, but you have to go sleep early, you know where we go tomorrow.
Tomorrow we go to Port Aventura!!!!!!!!! We will have a lot of fun!!!!!!!!!!!!
Good night!!!!

Posted Jun 12, 2012, 10:52 pm
Wiiii!!! Today is the day!!! We go to Port Aventura!!!! Port Aventura is an amusement park with six thematic zones. Each zone has rides, shows, restaurants… There are 6 differents worlds!!
Port Aventura, here we gooo!!!

Look!!! Is he another TV? Maybe is a biker TV!!!! Byeee!!!!

-Have we come?
-Ah! :o Who has said that? Ohh!!! Cálico, what are you doing here?
-I have hidden to come with you.

-So, come out, Cálico, we have come! We are in Port Aventura!

We have bought our tickets and now we have to show them.

We are in!!!! El pájaro loco (Woody Woodpecker) welcomes us!

The first world you visit is Mediterrania and here we are in the first ride you find, Furius Baco, the fastest rollercoaster in Europe. It  catapults you from 0 to 135 km/h in three seconds. Can you see the wagon? You can see an extra too!! Hahaha!!!

Now we are going to Polynesia. It’s like a little jungle!

This is Tutuki Splash, a big boat where you get very wet!!!

Wooow!!! We are in Sesame Street!!!! Mommy!!! I want to go there!!!!
-Me too!! Me too!! (this is Cálico) :p

We have meet Elmo and El monstruo de las galletas, Triky!!!

And this is Coco Pilot ride!!! You can see all Sesame Street!!!

(It will continue...)

Posted Jun 12, 2012, 11:14 pm

Now we are in China!!

Mommy!!!! Help us!!!! This dragon wants to eat us!!!!!!!

Hahaha!!! Just joking!! This is Dragon Khan, one of the biggest and extreme roller coaster. Ahhh!!! Another one!!!!

And this is Shambhala, Expedition to Himalaya. It has a beautiful decoration.

Shambhala is the new ride, the tallest roller coaster in Europe!!! It’s so scary!!! Is the white ride, the red one is Dragon Khan.

We ride on this balloons.

-Clasp well the belt, Zero

We are flying!!!!

And we ride on the tea cups too!!!!

Now we go to Mexico!!! Behind you can see Huracan Condor, a 100m free fall.

And finally, we come to the Far West!

In the restaurant, there’s a group of bears playing music.

And we’ve met a very sympathetic tavern keeper.

Look at that!!! A beautiful horse!!!!

This ride is Gran Canyon Rapids, in this ride you can get wet too!!! Well, you can’t get, you GET WET!!!

We have found an indian, he is so serious, but he let us to take a photo with him. And look at that, what we’ve found!! I’m sure it is from the horse we have seen before!!!

Oooohhhh!!! :( It’s time to close the park :_( There’s a little show before.

Goodbye Port Aventura!!!! We have had a lot of fun here!!!! Thank you for all!!!!


Posted Jun 13, 2012, 10:15 pm
-Zerooo!!! I’ve got a surprise for you :)
-Ooohhh!!!! Mommy!!!! Tell me, tell me!!!!

-You should close your eyes. I will verify you don’t cheating.

-Ok, Zero, are you ready? Now you can look.

-Ooohhh!! Mommy!!! What’s this???
-Open it!!!

Hellooo!!!! Help me to go out from here!!!

-Hi!! My name is TezTez!! Nice to meet you!!!
-Hi! I’m Zero! I will be your host! Nice to meet you too!!!

Ooohhh!!! I’m so happy!!! Do you know, TezTez? You have helped me to get a part of two of my life missions!!! Thank you very much! ^^ I hope to help you too :)
Mommy!! What a very great surprise!!!

Posted Jun 15, 2012, 3:43 pm
Hello all!!!
Today we go to the university because mommy and a friend needs to take something of the library. TezTez will come with us!!! :D
Here we are in front of the library

We are a bit hungry so we stop in the bar of the university to have a little breakfast. As we are friends, we share our drinks: coffee with milk and chocolate with milk.

The university is in the center of the city, so we have walked through Les Rambles!!! It’s a very known street and it’s always full of tourist!!!

And this is La font de Canaletes, is where people celebrate when Barça wins important matches.

And, finally, this is a Hard Rock Café. I’ve never been inside because it’s too expensive!!!

Now we have to come back home, but I promise you, TezTez, we will return soon ;)

Posted Jun 15, 2012, 10:17 pm
Hi guys!!
This morning has been funny!!
First, TezTez and I went with mommy to do some shopping. When we go out to the street we see that was a nice weather!!

On our way to the supermarket we found a little market in the street. There they sell clothes and household linen. Mommy sais that you can find this market every Friday.

Finally we arrived at the supermarket. Where’s the shopping list?

Here you can see us in the shopping bag!!! Hahaha!!! How much do we cost?

Later, we went to the Post Office. Mommy had to pick up a package. Maybe a TV?

:o What a package!!! What kind of TV can be inside?? Mommy said that we will open it at home.

Near the post office there’s a little park!!! Mommy let us to play :)
T-Come on, Zero, climb!!!

T-Let me help you!!!

Z-Wow!! We have to pass this net without fall!! Don’t look down, TezTez, there’s a lot of hungry crocodiles!!

T-Uff!!!! We succeeded!!! Today you don’t have lunch, crocodiles!!!

Z-Now we have to descend this slide. Are you ready TezTez?

T-Yes!!! I will go first!!! Wiiii!!!!

T-Come on, Zero, we only have some seconds to escape from here!!! I wait you!!!

Z-Let’s take the motorbike to go far away!!!! Brrruuummmm!!!!!

-Come on, boys!! We have to go home!!!!

When we arrived at home, mommy let us to open the box. I’m wondering if there’s a TV inside, I don’t hear anything…

Z-TezTez, I count on three… 1, 2… 3!!!!

T-Ooohhh!!! It’s not a TV… :(
Z-No… It’s mommy’s collection of recipes… Maybe next time we are luckier…

Posted Jun 17, 2012, 8:48 pm

It was hot outside and I told TezTez to stay at home, so we can relax. Finally, we played "Professor Layton and the unwound future", 2 brains are better than 1!!!

T- Here there's a puzzle!!

Z-I think the answer is "6"...

T-That's correct!!!!

Wiiiiiii!!!!!! :D

It was really fun!!!

Posted Jun 20, 2012, 10:34 pm
I'm very happy because today arrived another TV!!!! TezTez was there too to receive the new host :)

Z-I'm opening the envelope!
T- Helloooo!!!!! Someone is inside???

?-Close the envelope!!! My feet get cold!!

?-Uh? :thinking:

?-Hello!! My name is Ape Apina!!!

Z-My name is Zero!!! I will be your host!!!! Nice to meet you!!!

T-And I'm TezTez, nice to meet you too!!!

Z-Do you know what, Ape Apina??? You helped me to get a part of one of my lifemission!!! You're my second host!!!

After that, we were talking all the afternoon. Ape Apina told us his journey to DisneyWorld!!! I envy him!!! I would like to go too!!!
I'm sure we all have a very good time!!!

Posted Jun 26, 2012, 3:49 pm
Hello all of you!!!
Ape Apina has arrived here at time to celebrate “Sant Joan”, the night of 23rd to 24th of June, the shortest night of the year. Here in Barcelona is tradition to eat “coques”, a tipe of cake, and to go to the beach to throw fireworks and to light bonfires. People say that if you take a bath in the sea in that night and you jump over the bonfire you will be lucky the rest of the year. We are too young to go to the beach at night, take a bath and jump over bonfires, so we don’t do nothing of that, but we are capable to do some “coques”!
Ape Apina, TezTez and I are ready to do a chocolate “coca”. And all starts with a natural yoghurt.

We put the yoghurt in a bowl and clean the pot to use to measure the other ingredients.

We add 3 eggs and a measure of sunflower oil and we mix them with the electric mixer.

Now we add 2 measures of flour, 1 yeast packet, 2 measures of sugar, 1 measure of cocoa and a bit of salt and mix them well.

We put the mix in a baking tin and we bake it in the oven at 180ºC during 40-45 min.

Ooohhh!!! :( It has broken a little when we remove it from the baking tin… But it seems yummy!!!

Posted Jun 26, 2012, 10:59 pm
Hello again!
You can see that our first “coca” has failed a bit. So, we will try another one :D This is a gift for mommy’s dad (my grandpa? :thinking:) because this “coca” is his favourite. We’re gonna make a “coca de llardons” (crackling pancake). I will tell you how!!
We need a sheet of puff-paste, we stend it a bit and make it bigger. Then, we cut it in two.

We will use the big part as the base and we have to prick it with a fork. TezTez has do that :D

Now we add the crackles. Ape Apina!!! Don’t eat them yet!!!

We add sugar…

…cover it with the other part…

... prick with the fork again…

… and paint it with egg.

Now we add more sugar and some pine-nut. Bake in the oven at 200ºC during 10-15min. Et voilà!!!

This one has been better!!! I hope my grandpa likes this :)

Posted Jun 27, 2012, 1:08 pm
This morning we will do some crafts. Do you want to know what??? You will see later… :p

Posted Jun 27, 2012, 2:43 pm
Tonight is the night!!!
We’re going to celebrate “Sant Joan”!! As I tell you, we’re so young to go to the beach, so we are celebrating at home. Well, at “hostdad for a day” home (mommy’s boyfriend).
We have to take the train.

A-Ooohh!! It’s dark outside!!
Z-Yes, we can’t see anything!!!!

We have arrived at home and prepared the dinner.We are having some pizzas and something else (and our “coca” as dessert!!) and we will do a film marathon. We will see “Spiderman 1, 2 and 3”.

-¡Guys! ¡¡The film starts!!
Z-Wait!!! We have to prepare ourselves!!!

We did disguises from the characters of the movie!!!! This are the crafts we did this morning!!
I’m the spider that bites Peter Parker (Ape Apina) and then, he become Spiderman (TezTez)!!!!

Z-Now we are ready!!
T-The movie can start!!!

After the first movie, mommy take us outside to throw some fireworks!!!! Mommy bought some fireworks for us, small fireworks that we are able to light :D

And mommy let us to throw one firework each one of us!!!

When we had throw all the fireworks, we come back at home and watch the other movies. This weekend is wonderful!!!

Posted Jun 28, 2012, 12:37 pm
Z-Good morning boys!!!!
Z-I forgot to register you in my guest registration notebook!!! Can you come for a minute?

T- I arrived first. Write: TezTez from Austria
Z-You check in on 11th June 2012
A-And Ape Apina, from Finland, arrived on 20th June 2012

Z-You can share the room!!!! You don’t mind, do you?
T&A-Nooooo!!!! This will be funnier!!!!

Posted Jun 28, 2012, 1:14 pm
Today I have a surprise to Ape Apina. I will help him with one of his life missions!!! And, at the same time, I will get a part of one of my life missions too!!! He wants to learn how to say “banana” in different languages, so I will teach him. TezTez is invited too :)

Z-Doing a summary, we can find two kinds of bananas: American bananas and Canarian bananas. The difference between both is the way how it mature. American bananas are not so sweet, so people use it to cook. Canarian bananas are sweeter and are better for desserts.

Z-So, American bananas or bananas, have the same name in spanish and in catalan (the language that people talks in Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia). But with Canarian bananas (from Canary Islands), the name change: in spanish is “plátano” and in catalan is “plàtan”.

Posted Jun 28, 2012, 8:17 pm
Hello mommy!!!
Today is the second part of the surprise to Ape Apina. We will do a fruit salad (“macedonia” in spanish/catalan) with banana and we will eat it for an afternoon lunch.

First we get the juice of the oranges

And then, we add different fruits.

Ape Apina is happy to add himself the banana :)

Bon appetit!!!

Congratulations Ape Apina!!!! You get another part of one life mission!!!

Posted Jul 3, 2012, 11:01 pm

What a boring and sad weekend :(
We went to Gavà because it was the annual local festival, but on Sunday was raining all day!!
Can you believe it?? After a week with high temperature (about 30ºC or more), suddenly starts to rain with cold weather!!! We couldn’t go out :( and the festival was cancelled.

But today the sun came out again and we did an “spooky” itinerary!!! We visited some places where something paranormal succeeded. This is the map:

Our itinerary is “La Rambla maleïda” (The damned Rambla), so we took the train to the city center, where all started.

In the train, we read about the places we went to visit.

This is Plaça Catalunya, the city center (although it’s not the geological center). But it’s a comercial knot where some important streets born.

La Rambla is one of those important streets I told you and is where our itinerary starts. Do you know that this street was a simple torrent until XIX?

In this part of the street was the old gate of “Sant Sever” with its towers called “Canaletes”, wich gave the name to the most famous fountain of the city, “La font de Canaletes”. TezTez and I where here few days ago, but Ape Apina don’t, and, moreover, I didn’t tell the spooky story :)

People say that, in the middle of XIX, there was a “Ghost of Canaletes” who walked around the area. One night, nobody knows why, talked to some girls that were taking water from the fountain with their jugs and they were so terrified that they spent some days in bed. People decided to face the ghost, but it disappeared.
Maybe the ghost was a victim of that enchanted waters because, according to an old tradition, who drink water of this fountain fall in love with the city and never can’t depart.
In the base of the fountain there’s a plaque where is written: “If you drink water of this ‘font de Canaletes’ you will be a Barcelona lover forever and don’t mind how far you go because you will always come back”.

And this is the moment when I fell in love with my beautiful city!!!

Then we went to “Carrer Estruc”. “Estruc” comes from “astruc” that at the same time comes from “astròleg” (astrologer) and also was the name of an herb used in medicine. In this street there’s a plaque that explains this and also explains that this street had the name “Astruc Sacanera” at the beginning of XV and there was where “Pedra Escurçonera” (a natural herb, a cure against rage and pricking) was sold. At number 22 of this street is the exactly place where it was sold.

We continued until “Portal de l’Àngel”. In the place where is situated this fountain (it seems like “Font de Canaletes”) there was a well where lived a hell being. Maybe this being wasn’t so mischievous… In the middle of XIX, an stranger stole the keys of the city, but he wasn’t able to leave the city because the access points were closed. Thirsty and unknowing the story about that well, he wanted to drink some water, but two pale hands come out from the well and asphyxiated him. The day after, his body and the keys were found next to the well and this was enough to verify that a phantom lived there.

We went to the church of Santa Anna. There, at the beginning of XX, two students attend a died mate which had a long beard that obsess one of that students which bet with his friend that he was capable to pull out three hairs of that beard. When he pulled out one, the corpse moved a little. Then, he pulled out another one and the corpse moved again. But when the student pulled out the third hair, the corpse woke up, opened the eyes, took a chandelier and threw it to the student who ran away. The clerk of the church keep that chandelier as a proof, but we didn’t see that because the church was closed :(

Our next stop was in “Carrer de Bertrellans”. In this street was situated the first coffin manufacturer. The marketing of the coffins consist in a card with the name and the address of the manufacturer and a note that said that any client complained about the quality of their coffins. People says that a corpse who was a “client” of the manufacturer of this street, was so uncomfortable in his coffin that woke up and go to the next room where the manufacturer was working and said to him: “Your coffins aren’t worth anything!! What an uncomfortable short time!”. The manufacturer was faint-hearted and since then nobody dares to say that any client complained.

We continued our way and we found an interesting thing. Maybe it’s an spooky place but it isn’t in our itinerary. This is the sepulchral roman way discovered during the construction of a building in 1954.

We arrived again at La Rambla and at number 107 we found “el palau de la Virreina” (the palace of Vicequeen). This palace was built on XVIII and is where Vicequeen lived before to become a tormented soul. I will explain you later…

We went straight on and arrived at “Mercat de la Boqueria”, a very known market where people sell everything. If they don’t sell it, it’s because doesn’t exist! There’s a shop where insects are sold to eat!!! But it was closed :(

This wonderful place keeps an spooky story too. This market was built over the ruins of “convent dels Carmelites Descalços de Sant Josep” (Discalced Carmelite of Saint Joseph Convent). On 15th July, 1835, the friars decided to not celebrate the vigil. The day after, while the friars slept, some voices were singing psalms and woke them up. They run to the church and were able to see some skeletons with monastic customs celebrating the vigil. They followed the skeletons to the cemetery and saw how they went inside their graves. Ten days later the convent was burned. People say that on 15th July you can listen some voices during the night inside the market.

This is “el Pla de la Boqueria”. Today is decorated by Joan Miró, a very known painter, but some centuries ago, was the place where dead animals, tripes, intestines… were sold, things that were related with satanism.

Our next stop was “el Liceu”, an opera theatre. Its story is sooo long, but I can do a summary. This theatre was built over the ruins of “convent dels Trinitaris Descalços de la Bona Nova”, a burned convent, on 1844 and on 4th april 1847 was opened for the first time. On 1852 there was celebrated the Carnival but a friar shout that they were dancing over sacred land and predicted that it will be burned. This was a reality on 9th april 1861. An old man said that if the liceum was built again, will be burned again, because it was a damned place. Six months later, the liceum was re-built, with water tanks on the roof for if in the future there’s another fire. But one day a very strong storm started and flooded the theatre. The liceum was finally built but on 7th november 1893, two Orsini bombs were thrown in the theatre but only one exploded. This doesn’t end here. On 8th April 1945, the roof fell, luckily there wasn’t people inside. And on 31st january 1994, a worker was repairing the firewall with a soldering iron and there was two workers with fire-extinguishers but a little spark got the curtain and all the theatre burned again. Since then, nothing has happened, but who knows…

We are coming to the end of our itinerary. We went to “Carrer Arc del Teatre”. In this street you can see on 24th june, during the night, the spirit of Herod’s daughters dancing, but without heads!! They are sentenced for Saint John the Baptist’s decapitation to dance for the eternity.

And finally, “la plaça Reial” (Royal Square). Do you remember that I told you about Vicequeen? She was Maria Francesca Fiveller i Bru and she got to marriage of convenience with the nephew of Viceroy of Perú. But he left her alone at the altar and the Viceroy, an old and womaniser man, got marriage with her. Three years later she was widowed. And after her death, her spirit walks around this square, but nobody knows why. We couldn’t see her.
Ufff!!! We walked a lot!!!! I hope you enjoy this like we did!!!!

Posted Jul 13, 2012, 4:50 pm

Hey!! This hasn’t ended!!
When we came back to home, we saw some interesting places too :)

In this hotel there's a plaque that says that Frederic Chopin stayed here when he was in Barcelona with his wife, but in this hotel stayed many others important figures too as Einstein or Buffalo Bill.

This little street takes you to “Museu de Cera” (Wax museum).

Can you see Superman and C3PO at the top of the building?

Oohh!!! :o This man wants to commit suicide!!! Uff!! It’s just a wax sculpture…

And this man let us to take a photo with him. His always sitting here taking a sunbath :D

That man who’s on the top of that column is Cristóbal Colón, who discovered America in 1492. He’s pointing towards América.

And here you can see a special building. It’s known as “La Casa dels paraigües” (The house of umbrellas) because it was, long time ago, a shop where they sold umbrellas (and fans) but its real name is Casa Bruno Cuadros. Can you see the chinese dragon on the right?

And the last monument we saw before take the train was this. It’s a monument to Francesc Macià who was President of Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia) and who proclaimed the Catalan Republic on april 14th, 1931.

Now is time to come back home, we have walked a lot!
See you!!! Bye!!!

Posted Jul 18, 2012, 10:25 pm

Hello all!!
How are you?
I have something to tell you: mommy is an idiot (don’t worry, she lets me to call her that…)
Today she took us to Vilafranca del Penedés to spent a night here but… she forgot the batteries of the cam at home, so she couldn’t take any photo of us… And the mobile phone hadn’t got battery neither.
So, as I can’t show you nothing about Vilafranca, I will explain you something about this city: Vilafranca del Penedés is very known for its wine. Actually, this city is one of the most important wine-growing centers in Spain. It has big wine warehouses and some of its brands of wine are very famous.
From Vilafranca , the church of Santa Maria is a very precious monument too and is gothic in style.
Mommy says that we can try to return some day… but this time with batteries, please!!

Posted Jul 18, 2012, 11:57 pm
Hi everyone!
Here I am, telling you something new about our trips!
After our failled trip to Vilafranca, we went to Torrelles de Llobregat because we visited “Catalunya en miniatura” (Catalonia in the shape of miniature), it’s a park where are models of famous or important buildings of Catalunya or by Antoni Gaudí (the most important architect)
I will show you some of this buildings or places:

Estació de tren de Mataró (Train station in Mataró)

Esglèsia de Sant Jaume de Frontanyà (Church of Saint James in Frontanyà)

In the left Museu-Arxiu Folklòric de Sant Pere de Ripoll (Museum-Folkoric Archives of Saint Peter in Ripoll) and in the right Monestir de Santa Maria de Ripoll (Monastery of Saint Mary in Ripoll).

Catedral de Santa Maria de Girona (Cathedral of Saint Mary in Girona)

Torre Galatea, Museu Dalí (Galatea tower, Dalí Museum)

El Capricho de Gaudí (in Comillas, Cantabria, Spain)

Parc Güell by Gaudí (Güell Park)

Temple de la Sagrada Familia de Gaudí (Temple of Sacred Family by Gaudí)

Casa Milà-La Pedrera  de Gaudí (Milà Home-The Pedrera by Gaudí) and on the right, Casa Batlló (Batlló Home by Gaudí too)

Tibidabo (Church and amusement park)

Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona (Futbol Club Barcelona Stadium)

Estudis TV3 (TV3 television studio, the autonomous channel in Catalonia)

Aeroport de El Prat de Llobregat (the airport in El Prat de Llobregat)

Colón with Les Rambles (we visited it some days ago :) )

And the last photo, here we are taking a rest in Plaça Sant Jaume (Saint James Square), in the right there’s l’Ajuntament (the City Council) and in front you can see Els Castellers (people climb up a tower) and its part of Intangible Cultural Heritage for UNESCO.

That’s all!
This visit has been very interesting :)
See you soon!!

Posted Jul 22, 2012, 2:46 pm
Hello people!!!
Today we went to do a cultural visit. We visited Sagrada Familia!!! We saw it in Catalunya en miniatura, but it wasn’t the real Sagrada Familia, so I took my friends Ape Apina and TezTez for a walk and show it to them :)

Z-This is Sagrada Familia, an expiatory temple that means that this building it has been built from donations. You have to know that this temple is under construction, because it’s not finished yet!! Gaudí started to work on it but he died before the end of the construction. After this, many architects have continued the work. But you will see the differences…

Z-This is the original part by Gaudí. I think it’s so beautiful with a lot of details. Its “Façana Naixement” (Nativity Façade) and explains with its sculptures the nativity of Jesus. It’s full of life (the same nativity and vegetals and animals).

Z- And his is the new part, “Façana de la Passió” (Passion Façade) by Josep Maria Subirachs. It represents the Via Crucis, reflecting the desolation, the pain and the death of Jesuschrist and it’s made withouth details and with austere materials.

Well, personally I prefer the first façade we saw. And you? Wich one do you prefer?
If you want to know more about Sagrada familia you can look here:


Posted Jul 22, 2012, 4:13 pm
Today we had a big surprise!!! Mommy gives us a little gift!! Well, we can't keep it because it’s a travelling notebook and, as its name says, it has to travel, but it’s a special travelling notebook because only we, the TV, can draw, write or whatever we want on it!!!

We read the instructions carefully…

…¡and we started our work quickly!

Don’t take photos mommy!!!! Our work is a secret!!!!

Posted Jul 27, 2012, 3:44 pm
When we finised our “homeworks”, TezTez asked me something:
T-Zero, can I pssst pssst pssssst psssst?

Z-Of course!!!!
A-We can search some photos on the computer
T-Good idea, Ape Apina!!!!!

So, we searched some photos

Posted Jul 30, 2012, 9:35 pm
Hi people!!!
We had a very special day, today. We went near home, to Parc de la Pegaso (do you remember I was there about a month ago?) and take a walk.

We went to the second floor, I wasn’t there in my first visit!!!
Z- C’mon boys!!!

A-Oww, look!!! There are some games!!!

T-And look this, is so interesting!!!
It’s a blackboard that teach you Braille! Braille is an alphabet, a dot system with relief that let blind people to read and write. The base are 6 dots and you can get 63 combinations with them. The presence or absence of some dots determinate the character.

Each one of us tried to write his name in Braille system.
Z-Let me see… Z… E… R… O…, ¡Zero!

After this, we came down again and play a bit in other games :)
T-I want to slide!!
Z-TezTez wait for us!! We want to slide too!!!

A-Ok, at the same time…

Z,T,A- Wiiiiii!!!!!!!!! :D

A-Now we have to pass the net to get the swing!

Z-Mom!!! Push us!

When we finished our games, we continued our visit!
This is the lake

This is the principal gate to enter in the park. At left you can see the entry to Guardia Urbana, the police station.

Can you see the signs on the floor??? There’s a circuit to learn to drive!

Z-Look at this, Ape Apina!!! Palm trees!!!
A-:o I have to climb one!!! I need it!!!!

Ape Apina has to climb a palm tree because it’s one of his lifemissions.
A-I will climb this one!

While Ape Apina climbed the palm tree, TezTez and I were watching and animating him.
T,Z-Go, go, go, go, go!!!!
A- Up!


A-And up!

Z-We want to climb one, too!
A-Ok, climb this one, it’s easier!

Congratulations Ape Apina, you get another lifemission! :D

We continued our walk in the park. It rather seems a wood!

We passed this beautiful bridge

And then we had to go out to come back home.

-Boys, say “bye” to the park!!

Posted Jul 31, 2012, 8:36 pm
Ooohhh!!! I’m very happy!!! This week is a very special week!!! This week start the Olympic Games in London!!! And I’ve prepared a surprise for TezTez and Ape Apina, I hope they like it!! 
Z-Guys!!! As you know, this week the Olympic Games start in London.
T-We know it.

Z-I’ve got a surprise for you!! Let me introduce you one of my brothers. He is Cobi!!!
C-Hello boys!!

A-Nice to meet you!! My name is Ape Apina.

T-Hello! My name is TezTez

Z-Cobi is famous!!! Do you know why? Because in 1992 the Olympic Games were here in Barcelona and he was the mascot of the games!! And it doesn’t finish here. He got a Tv serie where he was the protagonist with some of his friends!!

C-Do you want to watch the opening of my Tv serie?
A,T,Z-Yes, yes, please!!!
All you can watch it too here:

The lyric says:
Cobi, the most wonderful mascot
Lives near the sea in Barcelona
Petra*, Jordi, Olivia and Forçut,
No-Si and Cuca too are his troupe.
But here comes Dr.Normal
Trying to bother

Woods and extinction fauna,
All I want is to destroy them,
Although I do my best
Cobi wins and I lose again.

To explore, to do ski, to dance,
To play, to paint, to travel to…

Venus, London, Tokio, India.

New York, Senegal, Reykjavik, the jungle, Hong Kong,
The desert, Moscow, La Pampa, La Costa Brava!

Cobi, the most wonderful mascot
Lives near the sea in Barcelona
Cobi will be the greatest friend for you
C’mon! We’re waiting you with the Cobi Troupe.
Friends Forever!

*As you can see, Petra haven’t got arms. She was the mascot of the Paralympic Games in Barcelona 1992.

Then, Cobi showed us some books about all the history of Olympic Games and we learned a lot.

And this is the part about Barcelona.

The Olympic Games in Barcelona were wonderful and all the people say that were the best ever!!! Tomorrow will be the 20th anniversary and Cobi will show us some more things.
Tomorrow I tell you!!!

Posted Jul 31, 2012, 10:38 pm
Today is the 20th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Barcelona and we will watch a special program in television.
Cobi will explain us too what we will see.

C-The name of the program is Aquells dies de glòria (Those days of glory)

C-This is the moment when Joan Antoni Samaranch sais “Barcelona!” to be the see of Olympic Games.

C-This is me!!!! As the mascot of the games!!!

C-This is Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballé singing “Barcelona”. Freddie died 8 months before the Games :( and this song become the hymn of the games.

C-This is the construction of the stadium and the olympic zone.

C-This is the beginning of the opening ceremony of the games

C-This is the moment when the archer, Antonio Rebollo, light the arrow to light the censer.

C-And this is the flame.

C-And, finally, the moment of the Olympic flag. Under the flag there are all the athletes.

It has been so impressive, I wasn’t born then but I would like to have lived that games.

C-I have a surprise for all you for tomorrow, but you will have to wait until tomorrow!!!!

So, people, I’m going to bed to sleep because it’s late and tomorrow we have a surprise!!!

Posted Aug 1, 2012, 10:49 pm
This afternoon Cobi reunited us for his surprise:
C-Boys! Are you ready for the surprise?
C-We’re going to visit the Olympic Barcelona!!!!!!!

Wooowww!!!! It will be so wonderful!!!!
We had to take the underground

And after a short trip, we are in Plaça Espanya!!!
C-Can you see the big brown building??? We have to go there and beyond!

We are a bit closer…

C-This is the Magic Fountain, we will come back later.

C-Those four columns are a sign of Catalonia

C-We are near!!!

C-Look how long we have walked!

C-This big brown building is Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC, National Art Museum of Catalonia). But we have to walk a bit more…

C-And… here you are!!!! This is the Olympic Stadium Lluis Companys. And a bit closer…

C-This is Palau Sant Jordi

C-This is the Communications Tower.

C-Let’s come into the stadium!
In the last photo you can see the censer.

Me with the censer :)

And Cobi

In the floor you can see the Olympic Walk of Fame.

I tried to put my foot on it, but it’s too small!!!

Near this Olympic Walk of Fame there’s the Olympic Museum

On one of its wall we could see this poster about Cobi!!! He is 20 years old!!!

And on another wall we could see a relief of a circuit. It was the Circuit de Montjuïc, were Formula 1 ran long time ago. It was an urban circuit around this mountain of Montjuïc.

This is one of the curves of the circuit

C-C’mon boys, it’s time to come back to the Magic Fountain. The show will start soon!!!

The Magic Fountain has choreographed musicals for a duration of 10 to 14 minutes which combines musical excerpts. As it get darks, it turns more beautiful.

It was so beautiful!!! But it was 11 o’clock and we had to come back home before they close the underground. Thanks Cobi to show us this beautiful part of the city!!!!

Posted Aug 26, 2012, 3:30 pm
Tonight is the Opening of the Olympic Games of London!!! We all are so nervous!!!
After having something for dinner, Cobi, TezTez, Ape Apina and I we will sit in front of the television to watch it.

It starts!!!!

We can’t see all the opening because we have to go to bed early. Mom too, she has to work tomorrow.
Good night!! And enjoy the Olympic Games!!!

Posted Aug 26, 2012, 4:07 pm
Hello all!!!!
Do you remember when we were searching photos on Internet? If you don’t, read the update on 10th July. So, that was a surprise to TezTez’s mom!!  And today mom told us that TezTez’s mom has received the surprise. We are so happy and hope that she like it!!

And, do you know what?? That means that I get another part of one of my life mission!! I helped TezTez to get one of his!


Posted Aug 26, 2012, 5:33 pm
Hi guys!!!
Mommy has been so busy this week, so she let us to play alone. We decided to assemble a jigsaw with 1000 pieces!!!!
This is the one we chose:

We haven’t assembled it in one day, but we have finished it today. I will show you our process:

And… tachán!!! Finished!! We will frame it to hang it on the wall :)

Do you like it??? We had a lot of fun with it!!!!

Posted Aug 26, 2012, 8:14 pm
Today is the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games and we’re going to watch it on TV. Cobi will be with us.

Now we have to say goodbye to Olympic Games and to Cobi too!!! We will miss both!!!
Thanks London for this beautiful Games and thanks Cobi to share all this with us!!!

Posted Aug 26, 2012, 10:01 pm
Today have arrived two TV!!!!! I’m sooo happy!!!! I improve one of my life missions!!!!
Who’s first??

???-My name is Rico the Tiger, I’m from Germany. I bring chocolates!!!

We give him a very big hug and introduce ourselves :D

And who’s next???
Z-:D Hel-lo…  :o

???-My name is Doña Felisa, I come from Austria and I bring sugared almonds!!!

Z-Ehh… mommy… she’s a girl…

-C’mon, Zero, don’t be shy!!!
Z- You’re welcome!!!!!!!!!

We have joined what Rico the Tiger and Doña Felisa have bring and then we have eaten it :) It has been delicious!!!!!!!!!

Posted Sep 2, 2012, 2:10 pm
Today we went to the swimming pool! We were so excited!!
We went to the children’s swimming pool.

And then we took turns to use the inflatable seat. It was so funny!!

Ape Apina started to take a sunbath because he was the last to use it hahaha!!! :D

After this, we took a sunbath all together in the towel.

And we got hungry!! So we ate some chips and some olives!

Later, we went to investigate the place. Look! A wooden bridge!!

And a bit closer…

Where will this stairs take us? TezTez needed a little help of Doña Felisa to go up.

Wow!!! It’s a picnic area! A very big picnic area! Look how many tables there are!

Near from this there was a tennis zone with wooden benches.

We continued our way and then we noticed that somebody was spying us…

Z-Come with us!!!
T-Don’t be shy!!!

A-Come closer!!!
D-We won’t hurt you!!!

???-Hi! My name is Vassily and I’m a tennis ball. Sorry for bothering you. I was living alone here since I can’t remember…

Ohhh!!! How sad it is!!! Vassily told us he was abandoned for his family because he couldn’t play with them anymore. I told him that he could come with us, I’m sure mommy don’t get angry if we are one more in the family!!!!!

Posted Sep 2, 2012, 3:57 pm
Hi all!!!
Today I helped Doña Felisa with one of hers life missions and I improve one of mines!!!
We have visited Camp Nou!!!

We enter by one of the lateral gates. Can you see all that shields in the wall? They are from each “penya barcelonista”, a community that brings support to a football team, in this case, Barça.

This big truck is TVE, a national public television channel that will transmit live the match. Tomorrow there will be a Barça-Madrid match, the two most important teams in Spain. We have found a cartel that informed that.

This is the principal gate to the stadium, but you have to pay to visit it.

In front of this gate, there are some sculptures.

And this is me with Barça flags and Catalonia flag.

And finally, outside the stadium, you can see “La Masia”, it was home to the Barcelona youth squad.

Congratulations Doña Felisa!!! I hope you enjoy this visit!!

Posted Sep 5, 2012, 8:24 pm
Hi people!!!
This week are the festivities in the neighborhood of Sants. It’s typical to decorate some streets and we have visited two of them.
The first one we have found is decorated like a coalmine!!! We are in a coalmine!!!

And the second one shows us North Pole and South Pole.
North Pole…

And South Pole. Can you see us?

It’s all made with recycled materials: bottles, bags… It’s so beautiful!!

Posted Sep 7, 2012, 12:58 pm
Hi guys!
Today we helped Rico the Tiger and Doña Felisa to draw and write in the travelling notebook. This notebook will travel soon, so they wanted to participate in it before it continues its trip :)

Posted Sep 7, 2012, 4:06 pm
Today is a very sad day for me… :(
TezTez leaves us to continue his travel.
I understand it, but I don’t want that this happens :(
TezTez is the first guest I had and it’s special for me.

Z- :( Before to do your Check Out, I have to do the Rico the Tiger and Doña Felisa’s Check In
R-Rico the Tiger from Germany, 13th August 2012

D-And Doña Felisa from Austria, the same day…

Z-Now, TezTez is leaving today… :(

T-C’mon, Zero, don’t cry!!!

Z-We will miss you a lot!!!

T-Bye guys!!!
Z,A,R,D-Byeee!!!! :(

Posted Sep 7, 2012, 5:28 pm
Hi people!!!
Today is Doña Felisa and her mum’s birthday!!!! So, as she asks in one of her life missions, we’re going to do a cake to celebrate it!!!!

These are the ingredients: 4 eggs, 1 yogurt (in this case, strawberry yogurt), sunflower oil, flour, sugar and baking powder.

First, we beat the eggs

Then, we add the yogurt.

With the vase of the yogurt we calculate the next measures. We add 1 measure of sunflower oil.

We add 1 measure of flour (x3)

We add 1 measure of sugar (x2)

And we add the baking powder.

We spread butter and flour in the baking mould and put the mix.

We preheat the oven to 170º during 10 minutes and we place the cake inside during about 50 min. We can check with a hook needle if it’s cooked inside.
Happy birthday Doña Felisa!!!! Happy birthday Doña Felisa’s mum!!!!

Posted Sep 11, 2012, 3:45 pm
Today we’re going to a mini postcrossing meeting!!!! As it is celebrated in the city center, we will visit the place before the meeting. Although Ape Apina has visited it some weeks ago, he comes with us.

First, we stop in Passeig de Gràcia. This two buildings are so famous!!! On the right you can see Casa Batlló by Gaudí, and on the left, Casa Amatller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

We arrive at Plaça Catalunya. Here will be the meeting, but we have some time to visit the city center!!

Les Rambles and La Font de Canaletes. Rico the Tiger and Doña Felisa drink to fall in love with my city!!!

El Mercat de la Boqueria

El Liceu

Our old friend is still here!!!! He lets us to take a photo with him, but is not place enough for all, so I leave my place to the others.


Museu de Cera

Plaça Reial

And now, we come back to Plaça Catalunya to meet the postcrossing people!!! Then, we go to have something to drink and write a lot of postcards!!!!

We have had so much fun in the meeting, but now is time to come back home. After this, we go to Portal de l’Àngel, a very famous street due its big thermometer.

Bye people!!!!

Posted Sep 11, 2012, 6:05 pm
Hi guys!
Today we’re going to visit Sagrada Familia again, because Doña Felisa and Rico the Tiger haven’t visited it. Ape Apina will come with us too, because he doesn’t want to stay home alone.

So, here I am!! The old part…

… and the new part.

You can read the update of 8th July 2012 for more information or visit

Posted Sep 20, 2012, 6:50 pm
Hi all!!!
Today is a special day in Catalonia. Today it’s “La Diada Nacional de Catalunya” (the National Day of Catalonia). This day people remember when Barcelona was defeated during the War of the Spanish Succession on 1714. A lot of people in Catalonia want Catalonia to be independent from Spain and this day a lot of people go out to the street to express themselves.
We have studied a bit about this part of the History and we have seen the manifestation on TV.
Ahhh!!! And Vassily has joined us!!!!

Look how many people!!!

This is “Castellers”, a human tower, add to Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO on 2010.

It has been an interesting day and we have learned a lot!

Posted Sep 20, 2012, 7:19 pm
Today is another sad day :(

Ape Apina and Rico the Tiger will leave us to continue their trips…

I have written the date in my notebook…

… we have given them a very big hug…

… and have wished them a nice and safe trip.

2 ToyVoyagers in a day!!!! :(

Posted Sep 30, 2012, 4:40 pm
Hi all!!!
This weekend is holiday here in Barcelona, because the 24th September is “La Merçé”, the greatest festivities of the Barcelona city. During this weekend, like every year, there are hundreds of activities: open-air concerts, human castles… And one of this activities is the one we have gone to see :)
There is a projection on the façade of the Sagrada Familia. It’s so beautiful!!! It’s like the stone is moving!!!!!

Posted Oct 28, 2012, 7:24 pm
Hi people!!!
Today is “La Merçé” (I told you about it in the last update). Every year this day is celebrated with “El Piromusical”, a show situated in the Magic Fountain in Montjuïc (do you remember it? I showed it to you) with lights, water, music and fireworks.
We have seen it on TV

Posted Oct 28, 2012, 8:20 pm
Have you seen that??? Today a man has jumped from the space!!!!! That left us without breathing!!!!
How beautiful is planet Earth!!!

He’s ready…

… and… jump!!!!

This is the moment he lands

Ufff!!!! I couldn’t do that!!!!! How scary!!!!

Posted Nov 1, 2012, 5:13 pm
Hi to all!!!
Today is a happy day!!!! Well, at the same time it’s a bit sad, but we have good news!!!!! Vassily is going to start his first trip!!!!
Mom said he will travel to Germany, so she let us to investigate in the computer.

V- Look how many km I will travel!!!!

Mommy has built a box for Vassily and she let us paint on it. It was so fun!!!! Now we can go with Vassily everywhere!!!!

It has instructions to open it!!!!

Z- Are you comfortable inside?
V- Yes!! It’s cool!!!

So Doña Felisa and I give him a very big hug and wish him a nice trip!!! I will miss him a lot but I know he will visit so many wonderful places and I’m happy for him :)

Good luck Vassily!!!!!!!

Posted Nov 1, 2012, 6:51 pm
Happy Halloween to all!!!!!
Let me explain you that here in Catalonia we don’t celebrate Halloween as USA style. Here we celebrate “La Castanyada” and it’s a popular holiday. A long time ago it was a holiday related with funeral rituals but today is celebrated like an Autumn party or celebration. It’s typical to drink “moscatell” (an alcoholic drink like sweet wine) and eat “castanyes” (chestnuts), “moniatos” (sweet potatoes) and “panellets” (little individual cakes with dried fruits) which are what we’re going to make today!!!!

First we prepare the ingredients to do the paste.
We will grate a lemon.

200gr of sugar

250gr of ground almonds

And a potato that we will boil

When it’s soft, we peel it and smash it. Then, we add the almonds, sugar and lemon and do a paste that we inwrap with a plastic film and put into the fridge about 6 hours.

Six hours later, we will make “panellets”!!!
With a part of the paste we will make pine-nut “panellets”. They’re the most appreciate.
We do little balls, put them in egg and add pine-nuts.

In another part of the paste, we add ground coconut and can give them a pyramid shape.

And with the rest of the paste, we do a rectangular shape, put them in egg and add almond.

Then we preheat the oven at 250ºC and we bake the “panellets” during 8 minutes.

This is the result!!!!

They’re delicious!!!

Just for fun, we have played “Trick or treat” as USA style!!!!
D-Trick or treat!!!!


Posted Dec 23, 2012, 1:55 pm
Hi again!!!
Today we’re going to a mini postcrossing meeting! But it’s a special postcrossing meeting because it takes place in a solidarity event. It’s an event about to help playing board games.
So here we are, playing “Hey, that’s my fish!”, it’s so fun!!!!

Later, we have played “Letters from Whitechapel”, about Jack the Ripper. We have to think a lot to find its haunt!

We are hungry after playing!!! We’re going to eat something. Mmmm!!!! Chocolate everywhere!!!!! “Bon appetite”!!!

Posted Jan 13, 2013, 11:30 pm
First of all, Happy New Year!!
Today we’re going to the Cirque du Soleil! Mommy gave the tickets to my grandpa as a gift for Christmas and today is the Alegria show!
It takes place in Palau Sant Jordi, do you remember? We visited it when the Olympic Games. Here we are on the underground, we’re so nervous!!!! (The man at our left is my grandpa :D)

Waiting in the queue to show the tickets.

We are in!!!! Yuhuuu!!!! It’s prohibited to take photos during the show, so this is the only photo we can get.

It starts! We will be quiet on mom’s knees

Ohh!!! It has been so wonderful and beautiful!!! If you haven’t seen a Cirque du Soleil show, you should!

Posted Mar 30, 2013, 6:11 pm
Hi all!!
Sorry for being out!!! Mommy was very busy :(
But today we have had a wonderful surprise!!! A new Toy Voyager has arrived!!! Doña Felisa has helped me to open the envelope

D,Z – Helloooo!!!!!!

¿?- Hi!!!! My name is Betty Bear!! Nice to meet you!!

B- Wait a minute. I’ve brought some things…

B- …uugghh!!!! It’s a bit big for me…

Betty Bear has brought a postcard from her country and some gummy bears that we shared!!!!

And I hves written her on my guestbook.

Welcome Betty Bear!!!!!! I improve a part of my life missions!!!!!

Posted Mar 30, 2013, 6:40 pm
Wiiii!!!! We have gone to the cinema!!!!! We watched “The Hobbit”!!!! So we have gone to a shopping center. But, on our way, we have found a little park with beautiful sculptures.
Can you see us driving the horses?? Run, run!!!!

We after climbed the wheel :)

This is the shopping center.

And here we are in the cinema. Sshhhttt!!!! The film starts!!!!

It has been a wonderful movie!!! I can’t wait to watch the second part! :D

Posted Mar 30, 2013, 7:26 pm
What a surprise!!! Another Toy Voyager!!!

We opened the envelope and appeared…
¿? – Hi all, I’m Rocky Raccoon, from Switzerland.

Rocky Raccoon has brought some presents that we shared.

As tradition, we took a group photo…

… and I add him on my guestbook.

Welcome Rocky Raccoon!!!!

Posted Mar 30, 2013, 8:12 pm
Oh-my-God! I can believe it!!! Another Toy Voyager!!! And this is a BIG Toy Voyager!!!! I need the help of the other guys to open this box; it seems it’s near to explode!!!
Z,D,B,R – One… two… three!!!!

M – Yeeeeaaaahhhh!!!!!!
Z,D,B,R – Wooooooo!!!!!!!

This is Miggy, a big pig Toy Voyager!!!!

We give him a warm welcome and he was added on the guestbook :)


Posted Mar 30, 2013, 8:28 pm
Hi people.
Today is “Dijous Gras”, the first day of Carnival festivities, and here in Catalonia is so typical to eat “butifarra d’ou” (egg sausage) and “coca de llardons” (crackling pancake). Here we are eating this!!!

It was delicious!!

Posted Mar 30, 2013, 9:19 pm
Wow!!!! :D
Today we went to a Postcrossing meeting!!!! But it was a special Postcrossing meeting because there we met Ana and Paulo, the bosses of Postcrossing web!!!! It was a pleasure to meet them and take some drinks with them and some more fantastic people!!!!

We had a wonderful afternoon with a lot of postcards and laughs!
I’m a very lucky Toy Voyager!

Posted Apr 3, 2013, 11:37 pm

Today another Toy Voyager has arrived at home!!!! We opened the envelope and wait about who was inside…

Suddenly, a little monkey appeared!!!

?- Hi!! My name’s Suny!!! I’m from Germany!!!

She brought some candies and a lovely postcard and we took a group photo :)

And then I add her on my guestbook ^^

Welcome Suny!!!!

Posted Apr 4, 2013, 12:05 am
Hi all!
Today is the last day of Carnival festivities and here in Catalonia this day is called “enterrament de la sardina” (burial of the sardine). About why is called this way, there are a hypothesis, among others. First of all, to bury something is a way to forget it, to take leave of it… And the hypothesis is that the back-bone of the pigs was known as “sardine” and it was buried at the end of Carnival to start the Lent.
To celebrate it, we have eaten a sardine made of bread with chocolate. It was delicious!!!!

Posted Apr 4, 2013, 12:17 pm
Good morning!!!!
It’s snowing!!!! It’s sooooo strange in Barcelona!!!! As you can see, here it’s only raining, but, can you see the mountain behind me?

Posted Apr 7, 2013, 1:15 pm
Today we went out for a walk and we went to the shopping center “La Maquinista”. “La Maquinista” is situated where the metallurgic fabric “La Maquinista Terrestre i Marítima” was in the past. Here you can see us taking a rest in front of the little park of “La Maquinista”.

This is the large pond, situated in the middle of the park, named Narcís Monturiol (a Catalonian engineer, who invented the first crew submarine). It was built in order to take advantage of the two nearby water sources and it’s used to irrigate the park. Inside the pond you can see the large antique wheel that reminds us of the industrial past of the land. And the building near the pond is “Museo de La Maquinista y Macosa”, a museum which contains historical documents, plans, photographs, models and historical objects from the old factory.

The shopping center!!!!

After visit some shops, we take a rest in a lounge terrace.

Can you see the big clock on the floor??? There was a projector which projected the small hands of the clock to show the hour, but it’s out of order :(

In the first floor there are the restaurants, near another lounge terrace.

It seems like a jungle!!!

Before come back home, we met Tom and Jerry, who drove us in their sidecar :D

We had a fun afternoon!

Posted Apr 7, 2013, 5:41 pm
We spent the weekend at hostdad home, so we’re in the train to Sants, the central train station.

In Sants we took another train to Gavà. The views aren’t so nice, just buildings, roads or industrial parks…

Finally we were in Gavà!! This is the train station.

We did a bit of sightseeing while we went to hostdad home. This is the church.

And in this little square there’s a grower with some asparagus.

We spent the afternoon at home and then we went to have supper at hamburger, in the shopping center.

Suny found a little palm tree and she wanted to climb it, just for training, because she wants a bigger one! We waited for her :)

Then we went to the hamburger and shared a big hamburger with fries. Good appetite!!

Posted Apr 7, 2013, 6:46 pm
Today we stayed at hostdad home playing games. We joined with the other guys who live here, Koala, Pitufina, Beaker, Cálico and Super Coco. I’ve introduced them and we took a group photo :)

First we played alone…

… And after, we played two by two to Kinect, Michael Jackson experience. Well, I hadn’t a partner, but I had a lot of fun!

Posted Apr 14, 2013, 2:15 pm
Hi people!
Today we went out for a walk and we found some interesting places during our walk.
This is “Plaça Jardins d’Elx”, where a Lady of Elche’s bust is situated.

And in the same square there’s “Parroquia de Crist Rei” a parish started built in 1924.

We continued walking and we found another church, but this is a quite strange church, “Iglèsia de Sant Joan Bosco”, inaugurated in 1974. When mom was a child, she thought it was a very big slide and she always wanted to slide for it. Poor mom!!! :D

In “Carrer Aragó” (Aragon Street), we found a sculpture dedicated to article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Later, we saw “La Farinera del Clot”, a cultural center situated in an old flour fabric in 1852.

And finally, we arrived to “Les Glòries” where we saw “Torre Agbar”, a tower which is the see of the water company of Barcelona (AGBAR = AGuas de BARcelona). At night it’s illuminated by thousands of colored lights.

It has been an interesting walk!

Posted Apr 16, 2013, 10:59 am
Today we say goodbye to Doña Felisa and Betty Bear :(

Give a big warm hug to Doña Felisa

And another one to Betty Bear

We take a last group photo

I write their check out on my guestbook

And say the last “goodbye”…

I will miss them a lot :(

Posted May 24, 2013, 8:03 pm
Today is “Sant Jordi” (Saint George) and here in Catalonia is celebrated as lovers’ day and as books and roses day. It’s very typical to present a book to men and roses to women. And it’s so typical too to find a lot of little shops in the streets selling books and roses.
Here you can see me in front of one of these shops near home:

We have bought a book for hostdad about Barcelona and a rose for mom

And as surprise, we have eat a “Sant Jordi”’s cake, it’s delicious!!!

Feliç Sant Jordi!!!

Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:10 pm
Hi all!!!
Today we went to Viladrau!!! A little village very known for its mineral water and because a very famous brigand lived there: Serrallonga. It is situated beneath the massifs of the Guilleries and the Montseny, that’s the reason we saw so many green around us.

We arrived at the hotel, “Hostal La Glòria”.

And then, after leave all the bags and other things in our room, we went out for a walk. We asked about some routes and the people of the hotel gave us a map with a route named “El camí dels ponts perduts” (The lost bridges route) and who got lost were us! It was very funny :D And we discovered some beautiful places.
First, we found “La Font dels Enamorats”, (Lover’s fountain).

And soon, we found “La font de l’Oreneta” (Swallow’s fountain).

In our way, we found “La Riera Major”. This is one of its beautiful little waterfalls:

…And some meters later…

Then we arrived at “Mas els Molins”, an enormous house with a sun clock (although it’s a bit difficult to see the sun clock…)

And near there, in a path beside a field, we met catalan donkeys!!! They’re so beautiful, friendly and lovely!!!

We continued our walk and saw a big old tree. :O mum’s boyfriend is behind us!!! Hahaha!!! :D

Then, was when we got lost… We were a bit busy trying to find the way back to hotel… And we got it! We arrived at Viladrau again, (well, we were in Viladrau, I mean at the village). And we saw the city council…

… and “Capella de la Pietat”. It’s a chapel dated on 1603 and presided by Mare de Déu dels Dolors. At right of the photo, you can see Sant Domènech Savio, the youngest no martyr saint of the Catholic Church who wears jacket and bowtie. It’s curious…

Ufff!!! Finally we arrived at the hotel, we were so tired!!!! But it was a wonderful day :) Good night!!!

Posted Jun 8, 2013, 10:58 pm
Today Rocky Raccoon continues his travel, so we have said him the last goodbye.

We gave him a very big and warm hug…

And as usual, I wrote his check out on my guestbook

Bye, bye Rocky Raccoon!!! Hope to see you soon!!!

Posted Jun 14, 2013, 11:49 am
In Spain, Mother’s Day is celebrated the first Sunday of May, so…


Posted Jul 16, 2013, 5:40 pm
Hello people!!!
Today we went to “Fira de Bellcaire”, also and more common known as “Els Encants Vells”.

“Els Encants Vells” is one of the oldest markets in Europe. Certain references date its origin in the fourteenth century, being a witness over commercial dynamism of our city, it’s more than just an antique market and peddling, orienting its centennial activity and apparent tentativeness to current demand, making available to the consumer an offer alternative to current models of distribution and trade, promoting the recycling. In this market you can found a lot of things, since new objects as clothes, fabrics, electrical equipment to second hand, used furniture, antiques, books and records…
The bad news is that this market will close in its actual place and it will be opened in another place. Most of people think that the market will lose its charm with this change.
We can find three parts in this market. This is one of the entries, where we can see some shops (one of the parts):

In another part of the market there are some stands:

And in the last part of the market, we find the objects on the floor, on a blanket or boxes…

Look!! We are near of “Plaça de les Glòries”, so we can see “Torre Agbar”, do you remember it?

We will miss this market. We’re waiting to see the new emplacement. Mom, can we come back here to visit it??

Posted Jul 16, 2013, 7:20 pm
Today we went shopping with mom. But when we go out of the supermarket (where is not allowed to take photos… :rolleyes:) we went to a square where we played a bit.
This is the square, called “Plaça de l’Assamblea de Catalunya”, near home:

Here we are in the petanque court. Beside us, you can see some tennis tables:

We were sliding:

And then, we found another slide…, but we have to exercise to reach the slide… First, climb on that man…

Then, hang up… Suny is an expert!

And we reach the slide!

After to slide, Miggy wanted to go up for the slide…

…but he rolled down back… ^^U

We found a fountain, but it was out of order :( We think is to save water. Doves can take a bath :D

And surprise!!!! We found some palm trees!!!! Suny couldn’t believe that!!! This one is bigger than the other she climbed before!!!

So she climbed up while we were watching her:

CONGRATULATIONS Suny!!!! You get one life mission!!!! And I improve one of mines!

After the exercise we took a rest before going home. Goodbye!!! It has been a good day!!!

Posted Jul 16, 2013, 7:51 pm
I’m sad :( Suny and Miggy are leaving today :( The good news is they’re travelling together to the same destination.

As usually, I wrote their departure date on my guestbook::

We gave us a very big hug:

And we said the last goodbye…

Bye, bye Miggy!!! Bye, bye Suny I wish you a lot of adventures!!! I will miss you!!!!
Now I will be alone… :(

Posted Sep 12, 2013, 6:48 pm
As I was so sad, Mariposita, one of my sisters, came to talk with me.

She wants to be a Toy Voyager, so I told her how it works while we were playing cards.

And then… The doorbell sound and surprise! A package! Can it be a Toy Voyager???

Yes!!!! I can believe it!!! The same day I say goodbye to two Toy Voyagers, another one arrives!!!
Z-Look, Mariposita!!! It’s a Toy Voyager!!!
¿?-Hello!!! My name is Betzi!

Betzi is from Germany, but he comes from Bali!!! He has brought some presents with him, thank you!

As usual, I add him on my guestbook. Welcome Betzi!! I hope you have great time here in Spain. And thanks for being my guest; I improve one of my life missions with your visit!

Posted Sep 22, 2013, 12:04 pm
Today we went to a mini postcrossing meeting!!!
It takes part in Les Glòries!!! Do you remember?
This is Torre Agbar

Inside the shopping center, we found a sun clock.

We went up this stairs to go to the café.

Ooohhh!!! Flowers!!! Mariposita is happy!

In the café, we ate something for breakfast: tea and croissants.

It was short but funny!!!

Posted Sep 22, 2013, 2:56 pm
This weekend we stayed at Sant Feliu de Pallarols, a little village in Girona.

After a long trip finally arrived at Sant Feliu de Pallarols!

First we went to the house to leave the package. Here you can see some rooms of the house:
Just in the entrance, there was a living room with a pool table:

Upstairs, another little living room near the bedrooms:

And in other floor, there was a big room to project films on DVD or to play with the Wii:

There was a garden with a border and with a little lake:

After seeing the house, we took a walk by the village.
This sculpture was at the entrance of the village and near the river. It’s a “Pescallunes”, this is the nickname of people who live there. A “Pescallunes” is a person who wants to fish the moon. The story tells that one night a young man was walking nearby the river when he saw the reflected light of the moon in the water and wanted to fish it with a basket. He tried it several times, but without success. And another man who saw him laughed and ridiculed him and called him “Pescallunes”. Now, “Pescallunes” means a person with dreams and illusions.

The center square with a market:

And the center of the square, a beautiful tree-fountain:

A fruit-garden:

Some roses:

A shield in the floor:

Some stairs to go near the river:

And the church:

In this trip we made a lot of new friends!!!
Some guinea pigs:

A snail:

And a bat!!!

Posted Oct 14, 2013, 12:05 pm
Today we went to the cinema to watch “RED 2”, an action movie.
We took the underground

We had to stop in “Rambla Just Oliveras”.

This is “Rambla Just Oliveras”.

After walking a bit, we arrived at the shopping center “La Farga”, where the cinema is.

Shhhtt!!! The movie starts!!!

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 4:36 pm
A new TV has arrived! Mariposita, Betzi and me were so nervous when we saw the package.

Suddenly, a little monkey appeared!
??- Hi!! My name is Qah!!!

Q-I’ve brought some things with me, let me see…

Qah showed his presents and we took a photo of us :) Thanks for all!!!

And, as traditional, I wrote his name on my guestbook. :o He’s my 10th guest!!! I’ve complete one of my life missions!!! Now, I want to host 10 guests more!!!! Thanks Qah!!!

And that's not all!!!! With his visit, I improve two more life missions!! Because he's from China, a new continent!!! And because his name starts with "Q", a new letter on my particular ABC!!! Thanks, [tv]Qah[tv] and very welcome!!!

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 7:02 pm
Hi all!!
Today we went to the swimming pool. We went to Can Sala :)

Here we are, at the gate of the pool!

These are the small and the medium pool (behind)

And this is the big one, the one where we took the bath!!

Oohhh!!! Some relax in the towel…

… and a walk. We saw a mill and a tennis court.

Then, I guided the group to a special place…
Z – Hey guys, let me show you something…

Z – Look. Here’s exactly the place where we met Vassily… Tomorrow will be the first anniversary of his arrival at our family :(

Vassily, we don’t forget you and we miss you. Hope to find you again someday… Wish you will be fine…

Posted Oct 26, 2013, 7:58 pm
Woooww!!! :D Another TV!!!! We are all so excited!

A white rabbit come out of the envelope!!!
?? - Hello!! My name is Madam Miff von Teacup, but you can call me Madam Miff.

She comes from Germany and she brought some presents. Thanks!! :) I wrote her on my guestbook.

Then, Madam Miff told us that she loves to sit in cups. Obviously, it is one of her life missions.

So we asked mom to leave us a cup for her and she let us her favorite cup. At the same time, I improve one of my life missions!

Welcome Madam Miff!!!

Posted Feb 18, 2014, 12:03 pm
Hi all!!!
This year we come back to the festivities of Sants, do you remember? This neighborhood decorates its streets.
The first street we found was this one decorated as a hell and it was a criticism about political corruption.

The next street was a forest.

This street was decorated as the house of Club Super 3. Club Super 3 is a TV program for children where we can see some different cartoons. Here, we met Son Goku and Vegeta and Shin Chan with his family.

This TV program is also a club. Look!! This is my membership card!!!!

And this hand is the mascot of the club. It’s a super hand!!

Oh, oh!!! :o In another street we found an Alien spaceship!!!

Waaahhh!!! A baby Alien attacks me!!!

Better run…

Ufff!!! We are safe now in this zouk :)

And walking, we arrived to Venice!!!

And in the last street we found a dragon. Can you see the knight at the left of the picture? This is the story of Sant Jordi (Saint George). The story tells that a dragon was frightening a whole village during a lot of time, eating its sheeps, cows… The people of the village decided to sacrifice a person per week to calm the dragon. But the random select the princess to be immolated!!! And when the princess was already in the cave of the dragon, a knight, Jordi, arrived and killed the dragon whit his sword. From the blood of the dragon, some red roses were born. The knight took one of them and gave it to the princess and returned her to the village. It’s a romantic story but poor dragon!!! I think he wasn’t as bad as people though, he only was hungry!!!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 10:15 am
We go on holiday to Madrid!!!! Yeehaaaa!!
As I’m a postcrosser too, I have a friend in Madrid, and we all go to meet her :D I’m very nervous!!!!
During our trip, we saw some interesting things: a bow situated in the same place where a meridian pass, some windmills and a bull, the mascot of Spanish trademark, Osborne.

Look!!!! We arrived!!! This is our hotel :)

We left our things at the room and we took the underground. We met Auri, my friend, in Madrid center. She’s a lady dragon :D

We met in “El oso y el madroño” sculpture, a symbol of Madrid.
Z-Auri!!!! Nice to meet you!!!!!

She showed us some interesting places during the day.
Km 0, the central point where all the roads starts.

Plaza Mayor (yes, a relaxing cup of “café con leche” :D)

Calle Velazquez

Teatro Real

Catedral de la Almudena

After a long way, we had something for dinner.

And before to take the underground back to the hotel, we visit “La puerta del sol”, where people celebrates the end of the year eating grapes.

Great day!! Thank you Auri!!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:04 am
We went to Warner Bros Amusement Park, a temathic park with characters of Warner Bros Pictures and some superheroes.
Here we are in the entrance of the Park

Look! We saw el Oso Yogui! (Yogi Bear)

We went in the Clark Kent's office and we saw a fountain with her special mark

After, we went to Gotham city and we saw Batman and we ride on the Joker's bumper cars.

We arrived at the far west and we go on a train an a horse carriage.

And, finally, we arrived at Cartoon Village, where we visited Bugs Bunny's and Piolin (Tweety's) home.

It was a funny day!

Posted Mar 17, 2014, 11:47 am
Today we meet Auri again. She will show us more places in Madrid.
First we visited Plaza España and we saw a monument to Cervantes (the one who's sitting) with his two most famous characters, Don Quijote y Sancho Panza.

Then we went to Templo de Debod, an egyptian temple dating from 2200 years ago, which was devoted to the cult of the gods Amun and Isis. It was donated to Spain by the Egyptian government in 1968, as a token of Egypt's gratitude for the aid provided in rescuing temples of Abu Simbel, in Nubia.

We were hungry so we ate some typical food in Madrid: bocata de calamares (calamari sandwich)

After lunch, we visited Calle Alcalá where we saw Edificio Metropolis...

... and La Cibeles, where the fans of Real Madrid celebrates when they team wins.

And the, we went to visit Plaza Colon, where is situated a monument to Cristobal Colon.

To do a snack in the afternoon, we ate another typical food: chocolate con churros.

Now is time to say goodbye... :( We have to come back to Barcelona, so we give a very big hug to Auri. She has been a perfect guide!!! We will miss you, Auri, we will be in contact!!!!