Writing this series of articles is fantastic.  It makes me wish I really won the lottery so we could actually do it.  Wait a minute….  I have a few tickets from the drawing last night.  I better check them out.

Dammit, we lost again.

Anyway – back to our Dream Tour.  So far, we’ve picked up some exotic cars in Part 1, rocked the “F” out of France in Part 2 and we’ve succesfully watched F1 Monaco races and partied at the Cannes Film Festival with the help of an 80 foot yacht in Part 3.

We’ve got $436,049.34 left and we’re about to hit Spain.  Time to get into our supercars once again and leave Lake Como.  We’ll just grab a quick lunch at George’s place first.

We may not have shook Sinatra's hand, but we're definitely glad to shake yours. Thanks for lunch, George.

Stop 6: Spain (June 13 – July 14), Grand Total: $364,781.60

Buenoth Diath, Barthelona.

Itinerary #1: Barcelona (June 13 – June 26), Subtotal: $247,242.40
I love Barcelona.  Let me repeat:  I LOVE BARCELONA.  From the fabulous tapas to the beautiful women, Barcelona is always an awesome place to visit in my book.  Did you know that dinner reservations start at 9 p.m. and clubs open at 2 a.m.?

Barcelonians just know how to do it.

The drive from Lake Como to Barcelona is probably one of the longer ones in our journey.  But since we have to pass through the Southern Coast of France again, I’m sure everyone won’t mind.

Luxury Duplex Apartment with butler service, Hotel Arts.

  • Gas money from Lake Como to Barcelona: $918.40 (656 miles @ 12 miles per gallon @ $5.60/gallon for 3 cars)
  • 3 Sea View Mediterranean Suites at the Ritz-Calrton, Hotel Arts from June 13 – June 26:  $89,424 (EUR 1,800/night for 12 nights with an exchange rate of 1.38 EUR/1 US$) 
  • Dinners for 6 people (12 dinners) – $10,800 estimated ($150 each – drinks and dinner)
  • Lunch for each day of the trip for 6 people (13 days) – $3,900 estimated ($50 per person)
  • Check out the Barcelona nightlife:  $15,000 estimated ( Going out about 10 nights, $1,500 a night)
  • Spending cash for each person: $30,000 ($5,000 per person)

Did I also mention the beach in front of Hotel Arts is topless?

As much fun as Barcelona is, we’re going to have to move on to our next destination: Ibiza.  Hope we make it out alive.

Itinerary #2: Ibiza (June 27 – June 30), Subtotal: $20,672.40
Although Ibiza has a reputation of being a party filled, drug crazed city you’ve got to think to yourself, “why the hell not?”

I mean, you’re practically already there when you’re in Barcelona.  PLUS – we’re only staying for 3 days.

It's amazing how people can function with an hour's worth of sleep.

  • 6 round trip, 2 berth premier Acciona ferry round-trip tickets from Barcelona to Ibiza:  $2624.76 (EUR 317/passenger with an exchange rate of 1.38 EUR/1 US$) 
  • 3 Cloud 9 Suites at Aguas de Ibiza from June 27 – June 30:  $4,247.64 (EUR 342/night for 3 nights with an exchange rate of 1.38 EUR/1 US$) 
  • Dinners for 6 people (3 dinners) – $2,700 estimated ($150 each – drinks and dinner)
  • Lunch for each day of the trip for 6 people (3 days) – $900 estimated ($50 per person)
  • Check out the Ibiza nightlife:  $3,000 estimated ( Going out about 3 nights, $1,000 a night)
  • Spa day at BODYNA Spa: $1,200 estimated (about $200 per person)
  • Spending cash for each person: $6,000 ($1,000 per person)

The Cloud 9 Suite at Aguas de Ibiza.

Itinerary #3: Pamplona (July 1 – July 14), Subtotal: $96,866.80
That’s right – the running of the muthaf#$%ng bulls.  This is how we end a trip to Spain.

Run bitches! Run!

It’s crazy how the hotel rooms go from 390 Euro a night to 1,200 Euro a night.  For a regular room.  It’s also crazy how hard it is to book a room right now.

  • Gas money from Barcelona to Pamplona: $422.80 (302 miles @ 12 miles per gallon @ $5.60/gallon for 3 cars)
  • 3 Superior Twin Rooms at the Gran Hotel La Perla from July 1 – July 14:  $50,544 (EUR 1,296/night for 13 nights with an exchange rate of 1.38 EUR/1 US$) 
  • Dinners for 6 people (13 dinners) – $11,700 estimated ($150 each – drinks and dinner)
  • Lunch for each day of the trip for 6 people (14 days) – $4,200 estimated ($50 per person)
  • Spending cash for each person: $30,000 ($5,000 per person)

What an end to a fantastic European adventure.  We now have $71,267.74 left.

Next stop: Africa.

ESM

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