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Where to go Tent Camping in Catalunya, Spain

Where to go Tent Camping in Catalunya, Spain

When I think of camping, I think huge skies, campfires, stars, wilderness, no electricity, no internet, escaping the buzz and grind of modern society for a while, and having the world all to yourself. This sort of camping is difficult to find in Spain. I’ll admit I haven’t put too much effort into finding campsites...
Bicycle Cafes Barcelona

Bicycle Cafes Barcelona

In Gracia alone there are not one but three bicycle themed restaurant-cafe-bars. Three! And that’s only in one small neighbourhood of Barcelona! There are plenty of other places where the bicycle can be stashed or stowed while you eat, or it’s spoked image is ubiquitous on the walls in the form of artwork or frame,...
Eatstreet

Eatstreet

Organised by the local newspaper BCNmes, Eatstreet, what they lable as a Street food festival, has moved out into the open. Located this time outside the shiny new Encants market in the plaza Glories, I was hoping for a little more legroom to enjoy all the snacks and food sold by the ever popular pop...
Pintxos & Poble Sec

Pintxos & Poble Sec

This past week with my favourite friendly faces visiting Barcelona for a spot of eating and enjoying the summer time vibes in Barcelona, we headed out to Poble Sec. The first neighbourhood I lived in, in Barcelona, and the first place the besties came to stay with us. Needless to say it was fun to...
Summer Favourites

Summer Favourites

There is something special about summer in Barcelona – the sun still blazing at 8pm, the crackling pop of fireworks that burst overhead or amidst giggles of kids who are already on their endless summer holiday, hot days streaking into each other. The smells of wood smoke drifting from barbecues, the flash of green parrots...
Apartment number 6

Apartment number 6

For those in the know, I have moved house countless times in Barcelona. OK not countless – 7! But, granted in the space of 5 years, that’s still quite a bit of moving. Having lived in various apartments in the city I quickly racked up a list of the must haves (a bathtub) and must...
Mar de Cava

Mar de Cava

Last Saturday, we got up late, and with an urge to try something new, wandered down to have a look at Mar de Cava. By luck or chance, the cafe was open for its last day. From now on Mar de Cava will be focusing on its design objects and art and the cafe will...
Cafe Cometa vs Taranna

Cafe Cometa vs Taranna

This morning we did something different. Blame it on my not having gone grocery shopping in quite a while, or just as an excuse to get out of the house for something other than work, but breakfast needed to be had, and since we were right out of cereal and eggs, we hopped on the...
Event Horizon

Event Horizon

The Fundacio Joan Miro in Barcelona has a temporary exhibit beautifully curated by Martina MillĂ  on the topic of the Horizon. It’s well thought out, with surprising compositions and a wealth of artists. I had been meaning to go when I saw posters lining the avenues of Barcelona, but as usual one thing led to...
Last days of 2013 in Barcelona

Last days of 2013 in Barcelona

2013 was a strange year, it felt long and short at the same time. There were highlights and lowlights. Best friends came to visit, many illustrations were made, Barcelona was explored, new places were found, and perhaps lost again. I travelled to South Africa, and to France, we went to Mallorca, but generally we stayed...
Festivalet

Festivalet

There is a major cold snap taking control of Barcelona lately. Temperatures are low low low, and getting out of bed early in the cold dark mornings is not too pleasant. I think everyone is wondering if winter is going to be really cold this year, or if as usual the weather is just teasing...
Enric Granados

Enric Granados

A leafy boulevard, prefect for a lazy weekend ramble. Not quite off the beaten track. Perhaps one of those streets that doesn’t attract the hordes of tourists in Barcelona, and perhaps the residents are pretty pleased about it. And not that this blog is read by hordes of tourists, but for the few friends who...