keskiviikko 16. toukokuuta 2012

Stupid girl from Nordic country

I have only 6 days left from my internship, because I’m having 2 days off this week. I still haven’t used my holiday days, except 2 of them when we we’re in Paris..
This week has been kind of annoying, all because I have been in such a pain all the time. We we’re at the beach on Saturday and I got so sunburned. Here is how the conversation went:
Me: I don’t need no lotions, I don’t ever get burned..
Friend: Nora, you’re legs are looking kind of red, maybe you should put some lotion.
Me: No no no, I know what I’m doing..
And the result: I’m so burned that I look like a lobster and my skin is peeling off and my legs are swollen. And the most embarrassing thing is that, I have big white circles in my face, cos’ of the sunglasses.. ://// So not good, but at least I finally learned something an’ next time I got to beach I put some kids sun lotion, so I defiantly will not get burned again !

Other than that, weekend was nice, we went to see ice hockey (Finland-Canada) to Flaherty’s Inn Irish Pub on Friday, but sadly Finland sucked. The place was full of Finns, which was weird after 5 months.
On Sunday, I went with Reetta’s Finnish friend Aino to Parc Guell, Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and Sagrada Familia, little bit tourist sightseeing’s yet again.
I went yesterday to Palacio de Flamenco with my work mates to see Flamenco Show and to enjoy Sangria. The show was very good, the dancers and players really knew what they we’re doing. The show lasts 1 hour and groups can also enjoy meal before the actual show.
I’m going this weekend to work at the beach, my job is to promote one pub crawl to tourists. Heh let’s see how that goes..


torstai 10. toukokuuta 2012

Summer is here, finally !!

Past week has been pretty busy here. On Friday I had the busiest day ever, cos’ I felt I have to be in so many places at the same time. First I ran to get new football tickets, then I went to Sagrada Familia to pick up tickets and wait that this big student group comes there an’ I had to advise them to get in etc. then I had to went to this hotel which was one hour away from Barcelona centre and it took forever with all different transportation and after that I still went to Tryp Apolo to deliver tickets..Long long day, I must say...
But weekend was relaxing, partying (surprise surprise) on Friday night and yesterday I was at beach with one German girl. The weather was nice yes, but I still don’t get those tourists that are already in their bikinis and oh, we saw one 50-60 years old fat man running there naked (like Baywatch-style)..haha that was something I hope I wouldn’t have saw.
This week has been nice, today f.e. I went to one apartment to deliver F1-tickets to some Finnish people, because the race is in Circuit de Catalunya this weekend. So lot of people in BCN! They have promised +30 for this weekend, so I guess this is the first time we can actually go to the beach to take sun, FINALLY! Even though I’m always cold, so I guess I’m not able to even touch the water just yet..
Hasta luego !!

keskiviikko 2. toukokuuta 2012

Buen Día del Trabajo !

I cannot believe that I have only little bit over 3 weeks left from my training. I have done now all my school work considering this training, so I should be ready to graduate.
Yesterday was VAPPU, here it is Día del Trabajo, so we had day off. We did what is tradition in Finland, and went to Parque de la Ciutadella to enjoy champagne and strawberries. My workmate Piia had also made traditional potato salad, which was so good. It was so nice weather also, so we could spend the whole day in park J
Last week I weren’t that lucky when it comes to picking up tickets. First on Thursday, I went to Sagrada Familia and tried to get tickets to one group coming up this week and couldn’t get them cos’ of some new rules. Then on Friday, I went to Camp Nou to pick up couple tickets to Barca-Malaga game, but the ticket office was already closed.. Aargh, well fortunately I got them on Monday and still had time to deliver those to client’s hotel cos’ the game is not until today.
Weekend was very fun, cos’ my friend from London, Miia, was here. On Saturday, we took funicular to Montjuic and went up to the Castle in Montjuic with teléferic. It was my first time in one those too, but I must admit that 6 euros for that short trip is just too much.. But of course all the things to tourists are expensive, no can do.. That’s why we also decided to walk down from the Montjuic. We also went to the beach, although the weather wasn’t that nice :/ On Saturday night, we had Girl’s tortilla night with Swedish, Finnish and British girls. Very much fun J
Ok, I guess this is everything for this week. Oh last week was also my last Spanish lesson, I really enjoyed those classes, even though sometimes it was very tiring after work.. But I liked my teacher Ana very much and I’m happy to got friends also from the class.  And of course the main thing is that I feel that I learned J
Vale, hasta la próxima semana !

keskiviikko 25. huhtikuuta 2012

25/4 2012

Ok, now these last few weeks I try to be more active with this blog. Still, no photos but it’s only cos’ I cannot write this blog in our place..
I had my valuation conversation (or whatever the name is in English) with my supervisor last Friday and I couldn’t be happier how everything went. So so happy !! Now I just need to send those applications back to Finland and then I guess all my school work is done. During the conversation, I noticed how much I have learned here, an’ I’m defiantly so glad that I chose to come here to do this. Of course, it was also pleasant to get positive feedback J
I have been doing the same at work, answering to request, sending offers/confirmations, vouchers etc. I still have been doing menus and hotel descriptions, rooming lists etc. I also have been picking up tickets from Camp Nou and delivering them to different hotels. I like that. Last week, I also had to deliver 38 T10 metro tickets to one group, hehehe..

It has been scary how fast time has gone here. I feel like it goes twice as fast than in Finland. But we’re coming back here with Reetta after the graduation so I try not to worry about the time. Thank god, work wise everything looks kind of good ;) I hope at least.
Last weekend was fun, finally it’s warm here again J We went to watch Barca-Real Madrid on Saturday and of course was disappointed after Barca lost..byhyy..I think the guys are a bit exhausted of the season, but I hope they get their act together J My favorite, Pujol with his big hair (hehe), is gonna work it out, I’m sure ! Last night we went to watch Barca-Chelsea and Barca was so close to win...until the end of second half-time Barca was in lead 2-1 but then stupid Chelsea player scored and well results we all know 2-2….aargh.
This weekend our friend from London is coming here, it’s nice to see Miia!
Ok, I get back to work again


maanantai 16. huhtikuuta 2012

Long time no see !

I have been so bad recently to write this blog.. Basically, just been too busy and our Internet is so slow and bad at our home so it has been hard to do this. Now I’m writing this in my work place, an’ of course don’t have any photos to put at this time but I try to put them at some point.

Everything is still great and I seriously have decided to come back here right after my graduation. Have to find a work place, of course and a new place for me an’ Retta cos’ Carlos, who lives in our flat, is due to come back from Madrid on June.
Lot of things has happened since I wrote this last time. We went to Paris in the beginning of March an’ had great time there. We also met there our beautiful great school mates Elina and Sani, lot of greetings to them J Lot of fun in Paris, saw all those typical tourist places Eiffel tower, Champs  Elysees, Notre Dame etc. But I must say I prefer BCN over Paris, sorry..
At work, it has been busy almost the whole time. But it’s great to do things nowadays, now that you know how to do them and can do all the time more an’ more to clients. I have been almost all the time in our office, but also couple times in a week I deliver/pick up tickets to hotels,  mostly from Camp Nou or other office duties..

One of the best things I have experienced here was, when my boss took me to Camp Nou on 3th of April to Barca-Milan Champions league game. It was a-m-aziiing!!! I was so excited and happy and thankful+ every positive adjective, I can imagine. And of course, Milan sucked and Barca was GREEEAT!! I really want to go to see a game again, only problem is that how expensive it is. I’m so looking forward this Sunday, when it’s El Classico !!!
I went to visit Casa Mila couple weeks ago with my boss and Piia, the great thing about that was that it was nightime visit, a tour which hadn’t opened yet to public. It was very good, I highly recommend!

I also have been now 6 weeks in my Spanish lessons, still 2 weeks left. It has been very very good for me an’ finally my vocabulary has grown and I see the improvement. First there was 8 people in the class, but almost everyone stoped after 4 weeks, now there is 2 persons with me..hehhee. Actually last week, I was the only student with our teacher Ana. But hey it’s good to have private class, better for me. The classes I go to are in Ole!Languages school, it is in Av Mistral, I highly recommend the place!

We have had lot of visitors in past weeks, it has been nice. Our schoolmate Elina came from Paris to weekend and Reetta’s folks came to spend Easter here. My mum and her husband left today, they came on Friday. It was so great to see Mum after 4 months J We tooked the tourist bus so they could see the whole BCN and went to aquarium etc.. Lot of fun with them!

Ok, now I need to get back to work.. Hasta luegoooo J
Saludos y besitos !!!!

tiistai 21. helmikuuta 2012



My brains are not working right now to make some good headers, so this is what you get. So new week again and back to business.. Still very busy at our office, new offer requests are coming from I'm sending requests, offers, confirmations, invoices etc. as hard as I can. Everybody is very busy right now, cos' upcoming months are the most popular times to visit this great city..So a little bit hard to get any hotel rooms to groups from anywhere at this point..But everyone is doing their best. 

Weekend was lot's of fun again. On Friday, we just had a quiet Mexican night with Reetta. It was great, cos' we both we're pretty exhausted after the work week. We had tortillas, nachos, salsa and Coronas (of course). On Saturday, I did little bit shopping in the morning, then we went jogging to Barceloneta. It was soooo nice, cos' sun was shining and people we're already hanging by the beach. Oh God, I cannot wait that March,April comes so we can go to beach...yeii. Then we went to eat some tapas and waited to see Carneval parade in Paral-lel, but it was pretty lame..nothing special there, so we just decided to have our own Carneval and started to dress up for the night. We had bought masks and muffs and put glitter everywhere..hehheh and then we went to Barceloneta again do some clubbing..
On Sunday we we're supposed to go to Sitges but ermmm..After partying untill 7am on Sunday morning, we we're little bit tired and the weather wasn't nice either, so we skipped that. I think it's going to be prettier to go there when it's sunnier. 

So World Mobile Congress in on next Monday. It will take place at Fira Montjuic, and I'm sure here's gonna be so much people by then. Where I work, I think everybody kind of hopes this whole congress is already gone, cos' it has been such a hustle cos' of that. 
Oh yeah and finally I got confirmation, that my Spanish lessons are starting on 5th of March. I was waiting them to start yesterday, but I guess there wasn't enough people attending or something. But it's gonna be good, I really wanna learn.

I always feel like, I don't remember tell anything in this blog that I was going to. Maybe I shouldn't always write this when I'm tired..Ok, anyways, maybe next time will be better :)



keskiviikko 15. helmikuuta 2012

6 weeks in Barcelona!

Wuhuu, 6 weeks now in Barcelona! Times is going still too fast.. I would like that time would just stop and I could stay in this place for the rest of my life. I'm so happy cos' sun is shining and they're promising that it's gonna be sunny weekend, yes! Barcelona Carnival is starting tomorrow and it's gonna last until 22th of Feb, Wuhuu it's fiesta time! So here is lot of going on now and we're gonna of course enjoy it as much as we can. On Sunday, me and Reetta are going to Sitges to see how is carnival there :)

In our office is still pretty busy times and everybody's working as much as they can. Thank God, I also got better from that flu last week! I have being almost all the time at our office, except today I went to CCIB , which is Barcelona's international Convention Center in Diagonal Mar. I went there to get Congress material to one Finnish group and then took it to their hotel. The Congress that is there is called ECCO and it's about Inflammatory Bowel Diseases and it's gonna start tomorrow. It has also been very busy at work cos' Mobile World Congress 2012 is on 27th Feb and there is lot's of people going there!

We decided with Reetta to book a flights to Paris on 8th of March! Reetta has that whole week vacation, but I have only thursday and friday off so I'm going to have rest 3 days at some other point. But we are so excited to go Paris, neither of us has never been there and one our friend, Elina, is doing her internship there so it's so much fun to see her. I think we're gonna stay in hostel there and it helps that our roomie is from Paris, so he's telling us which we should go or not to go:) 

Ok, but I'm starting to end here..I hope weekend comes fast and CAAARNNIIIIVAL, hehee. We have to get some costumes, to Sitges at least..

Oh ps. yesterday was Valentine's Day so Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! and ppps. I got the sweetest present from my friend, gracias guapa <3