Hotel Claris, rooftop

During my recent stay at the Hotel Claris in Barcelona, I availed myself of the rooftop amenities. There’s nothing like a pool with a view, and this one qualifies:

Rooftop pool at Hotel Pau Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

Rooftop pool at Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

After a day of meandering about the city, what a pleasure to come back, don the swim trunks and take a dip! But, there’s more, such as a gym with a few pieces of equipment to help burn off those calories:

Gym and sauna on the rooftop at Hotel Pau Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

Gym and sauna on the rooftop at Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

Now, let’s say you want to have a little get together with family, friends, or business associates. There’s a great space atop this hotel for just such a gathering:

Rooftop meeting space at Hotel Pau Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

Rooftop meeting space at Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

Of course there is a bar with covered and outdoor seating as well:

Seating for the rooftop bar at Hotel Pau Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

Seating for the rooftop bar at Hotel Claris, Barcelona, Spain.

These rooftop amenities make the Hotel Claris a wonderful place to stay, offering a variety of options for you to enjoy while visiting Barcelona. Enjoy it all.

View from the Gym, Aruba

Despite consuming copious amounts of food as depicted in previous posts, I’ve been exercising very regularly. Here in Aruba, I stop by the gym along L.G. Smith Boulevard, that has one heck of a view from the treadmills and elliptical training machines. Take a look.

View from the gym in Aruba.

Yeah, that’s the Caribbean out there with a little stretch of beach. The only thing is, you can’t allow yourself to be distracted while you’re working out. The crystal blue water will do that from time to time. At any rate, I’m enjoying the exercise, keeping the belly to reasonable proportions, and generally improving my health. Be well and bon dia from Aruba.