DALI MUSEUM and Getting Lost...
19.10.2006 - 19.10.2006
DALI MUSEUM and Getting Lost
Me in Dali Museum
The photo above is of Me in the Dali Musuem. There is a bit of a small story behind this as it was my silliest event on my trip.
It could have all been avoided, if I asked a few questions.
The Dali musuem is in a small town about 2 hours outside of Barcelona. I really wanted to see it so I didnt think 2 hours was too much for a nice say trip across the Spanish country.
It ended up taking me 5 hours just trying to get there.
First I had to wait about 35mins for the train and then stupidly I jumped on the wrong train. After some moments in the train I asked someone next to me where this train was going and learnt to my horror it wasn't even going anywhere near where I needed to be.
I should have jumped on the next train leaving from the same platform only 3mins later.
So I thought I better get off before I really end up somewhere strange. It turned out I was almost off my map and also very LOST!
Thank goodness I found someone in this little deserted station, in the middle of no where, who could speak a little English and he wrote on the back of my ticket which train I needed.
So I had a wait of 45mins where I ate my lunch and looked around the derserted trainstation in the middle of what felt like nowhere. Especially coming from the busy Barcelona.
I finally got on the right train after trying to ask a few people who couldnt speak any English anyway.
And then after 2 or so hours I arrived in Figueres.
Some freaky guy on the train asked me for my phone number and then tried to sell me Illegal DVD's but it was ok he didnt bother me too much.
It took me quite a while to actually find the Musuem in this town as i didnt have a map.
Finally I found it and was very very relieved. Had I been half an hour-an hour later the musuem would have been closed.
The moral of the story, A. It's not for nothing that almost all the tourist who venture out to the Dali Musueum do it with a guided tour. All inclusive.
B. Ask, ask, ask people before jumping onto a train which you think may be going in the direction you want cause if you're 3mins too early you will end up 3 hours late. :-)
This is one of my favourite Dali works
Its so cleaver.