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5 great free things to do in Barcelona (1)

I’ve been going to Barcelona for a long time – I backpacked in (and out again very quickly) in 1986 and later wrote the first Rough Guide to the city in 1992 (and another 8 editions after that). 701 more words


Wanderlust Wednesday: Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a city of vibrance.  This isn’t your basic Spanish city.  It’s unique and fun.  The Catalan culture embraces you from all directions.  The streets aren’t lined with your standard box- like buildings.   288 more words


Two planes, two trains, all to see a bit of Spain – Part 3

My final blog post on Spain, I promise. After a full on first day in Barcelona, we took a slightly more relaxed approach for the rest of the trip. 793 more words


The "Hairy" Peacock...

European markets = one very happy me.

One very happy me minus all my money never the less.

I’m in Barcelona and as I was walking down the Ramblas, the cities famous shopping strip, I came across a bundle of stalls, overflowing with trinkets and scarves; purses and handbags; handmade rings and hairpieces… 14 more words


An Ode to the Ramblas: 5 Years in 500(ish) words

It seems like a lifetime ago when the Ramblas first came to into being. A beer & sunstroke fueled idea born from a lads’ weekend in Barcelona. 489 more words