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Day 2

17:45pm

That’s a wrap, everyone! Paul is on the plane, taking off for London Stansted very soon. Thanks for following along and helping us design his trip. Looks like he had a fab time!

We don’t know about you, but we’re all wishing we were in Barcelona right now. If Paul’s trip has you dreaming of sunshine and tapas, you can launch a flight search to Barcelona here.

Don’t forget, you’ve also got until 11.55pm BST on Tuesday 31st May to enter our competition to WIN flights to Barcelona. Good luck!

17:15pm

Go on. We dare you…

17:00pm

The #CheapflightsChallenge has almost come to an end. Only 45 mins until Paul boards the flight home.

Room for one more airport challenge?

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16:50pm

Paul passes a chocolate factory at the airport.

You know it’s a tradition to bring a bag full of chocolates back to the Cheapflights office after a holiday? *Note to you Paul*

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16:40pm

Challenge passed with flying colours. Nice work Paul.

15:45pm

15:05pm

Monkeying around on the Barceloneta beach front.

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14:40pm

Down to the last €25 now. Time for one last shopping challenge.

Thanks to Revolut for donating the spending money for the #CheapflightsChallenge.

14:35pm

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14:30pm

As voted by you.

Cheers!

13:35pm

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13:30pm

You’ve decided to give Paul a well-deserved jug of sangria on Barceloneta beach. When in Spain…

13:00pm

Just leaving the market and heading to the beach. Last chance to vote in the latest poll to decide what Paul does on the beach. (Scroll down for poll).

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12:30pm

Pig trotter challenge. Completed.

12:12pm

Paul has been a busy man so far… we think he deserves a bit of a break. We’re sending him to Barceloneta beach for his last few hours in Barcelona. What should he do when he gets there? You decide. Get voting while he’s at La Boqueria market.

12:05pm

On the look out for a challenge at the food market. Don’t worry Paul, we won’t be that mean…

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11:35am

Keep the suggestions coming for the food challenge… We couldn’t resist tweeting some tricky ones too.

11:10am

There’s still time to enter our competition. Bag yourself a trip to Barcelona here.

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10:55am

Jardins de Joan Brossa. Done.

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10:35am

The votes are in. Time for Paul to visit the Jardins de Joan Brossa.

10:30am

10:00am

Quick-fire poll: Olympic Park or Jardins de Joan Brossa?

Voting now closed. Jardins de Joan Brossa is the winner.

09:35am

At the top… Montjuïc Castle.

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09:25am

Taking in the views – great day for it!

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09:15am

So many of you have recommended La Boqueria food market, so we’re sending Paul there after his cable car ride.

09:00am

Withdrawing some euros for a busy day ahead. Who knows what will be on the itinerary today?

Thanks again to Revolut for the spending money for the trip.

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08:45am

Time for a spot of sightseeing…

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08:30am

The public have chosen to send you on a cable car up to Montjuïc Castle. Enjoy the view!

Day 1

21:45pm

That’s it for tonight everyone. We’ll be back bright and early to send Paul on his first activity for the day.

Now for some much needed zzzz.

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21:35pm

20:35pm

Paul, you’re on your way to a Flamenco show. Have fun!

20:20pm

It’s that time again… we need your votes. Where should Paul go first on day 2?

Voting for the activity poll has now closed. A ride on a cable car it is.

20:00pm

Paul tucking in to some delicious Tapas – as voted by you.

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19:20pm

Cheapflights 1 – Paul 0

18:35pm

“Take a selfie with a street performer on Las Ramblas.”

18:00pm

Still a few hours to go until dinner but we could do with your help deciding what Paul is going to eat tonight.

We’re not jealous at all – says the Cheapflights team whilst drooling.

Voting now closed for the dinner poll. Tapas it is!

17:45pm

Great suggestions on the neighbourhood.

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17:30pm

Time to check in. Then off to explore the Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas.

We think it’s about time for a challenge… Don’t you?

17:15pm

Thanks for the suggestion @wezwilde.

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16:55pm

No luck cutting in line. Off to the pub for a cheeky pint instead.

16:40pm

16:30pm

Paul is currently outside the La Sagrada Familia trying to sweet talk his way in… Wish him luck.

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15:50pm

Hola Barcelona!

Paul hailed a taxi and is on his way to get that all important selfie at La Sagrada Familia. We can’t wait to see it.

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15:00pm

You’ve decided to send Paul straight to La Sagrada Familia. He’ll be on his way shortly.

14:30pm

Half an hour left to vote…

Voting has now closed for the activity poll.

14:15pm

A big thank you to our friends at Revolut who donated £350 spending money for the Cheapflights Challenge! Paul will be able to send and spend money in Barcelona (or anywhere around the world) with no fees at all. Check out their site here: http://bit.ly/1snaGLm

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13:50pm

Travel update: Paul is spotted flying over France.

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13:35pm

Haven’t entered our competition yet? Bag yourself a trip to Barcelona here.

12:45pm

Bye bye rainy London.

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12:20pm

First photo challenge completed. We’re impressed Paul!

11:55am

Next up… activities. Where should Paul go straight from the airport?

Activity poll has now closed. Paul is heading to La Sagrada Familia.

11:45am

The votes are counted. Paul is staying in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Great choice! Now to browse the Cheapflights app for hotels.

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11:30am

It’s time for a challenge Paul.

“Get a selfie with cabin crew or a pilot.”

10:45am

And he’s arrived at a rainy Stansted Airport.

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10:15am

Where should Paul stay in Barcelona? Trendy Gràcia vs the historical Gothic Quarter?

You have until 11:30am to vote.

9:40am

All aboard the Stansted Express.

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9:35am

Don’t forget to enter the competition to WIN a trip to Barcelona. We’ll be giving one lucky travel enthusiast and a friend the chance to follow in Paul’s footsteps. Recreating the exact journey that he takes. Enter here.

9:30am

Great news Paul. Everyone has voted and chosen to send you to Barcelona!

You’ll be on the 12:45pm flight from Stansted Airport.

9:00am

He’s on his way…

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8:30am

He’s about to leave London Stansted Airport, browsing today’s flights on the Cheapflights app. Rome, Barcelona and Prague are all under £150 departing this morning.

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Where should we send him next? VOTE NOW. Go, go, go…

Voting for the destination has now closed. And you’ve sent Paul to Barcelona.

7:30am

Paul Steele, aka the BaldHiker is at Cheapflights HQ ready and rearing to take on the #CheapflightsChallenge ahead. But where will we send him? That’s up to you…

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Voting for the airport has now closed. And you’ve sent Paul to London Stansted Airport.

Gatwick or Stansted? Which airport should Paul head to?

The Contender:

Paul Steele, aka the BaldHiker. The world’s most influential travel writer, as reported by Mail Online.

The Challenge:

Paul will arrive at Cheapflights HQ in central London on Wednesday morning, ready for a 48-hour city break. But this is no ordinary trip… he will have no idea where he is heading and you (the public) will be creating his itinerary, live. Yep, that’s right, you’ll be sending him to the airport, choosing his destination, even deciding what he should have for dinner. We won’t make it easy for him, as there will be plenty of challenges along the way.

The Competition:

To add to all the excitement, we’ll be giving one lucky travel enthusiast and a friend the chance to follow in Paul’s footsteps. Recreating the exact journey that he takes.

Watch this space for our live blogging, starting early morning Wednesday 18th May. And keep an eye on our live commentary on Twitter. Follow us @Cheapflights, follow Paul @Paul_Steele, and keep an eye on the hashtag #CheapflightsChallenge to follow his adventure.

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Author: Cassie McClements (18 posts)

A Social Media Specialist who has recently moved back to London after spending the last couple of years working Down Under. Obsessed with Instagram, loves a good cuppa and is always planning her next travel adventure.