Tag Archive: Barcelona

Jul 22

A Grantourismo Guide to Love, Romance and Local Travel

I was recently asked how I would craft a Grantourismo-style romantic city escape or luxury honeymoon holiday, a break still focused firmly on love and romance but one that involves a little local travel, experiential travel, slow and sustainable travel, and a lot of food and wine. I chose a handful of our favourite destinations …

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Aug 03

Gaggan: Where the Influence of Adrià and El Bulli is Felt in Bangkok

It may be the end of an era at El Bulli, the world’s best restaurant, but it’s not the end of the world’s best chef Ferran Adrià’s influence on global cuisine, as Gaggan Anand’s Progressive Indian cuisine in Bangkok testifies. Last Saturday saw the closing of Spanish superstar chef Ferran Adrià’s restaurant El Bulli – …

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Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Feb 15

My Best Foodie Travel Moments from our Grand Tour

We did a hell of a lot of food-related activities over the last 12 months for Grantourismo. And my best moments of the year didn’t occur while seated at a voguish restaurant… 1. Tasting cheese at Neal’s Yard Dairy in London. It’s not just the French who have fabulous cheeses! And yes, we had some …

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Apr 01

To Market To Market – in Barcelona

Strolling through local markets on our travels is as much a form of sightseeing as it is a shopping trip or another chance to eat out. Especially in Barcelona, where the markets are so wonderful. Taking in the dazzling displays of freshly-caught seafood and fish, gills scarlet and scales glistening, the kaleidoscope of colours that …

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