Tag Archives: Barcelona

Barcelona — Just My Type

Barcelona — Just My Type

Our recent trip to Barcelona and the Penedes wine region on magazine assignments was focused on Cava and Catalan food. But when we went to the Centro de Interpretación de Cava in Sant Sadurni D’Anoia, my attention turned to design and type for a while. As...
Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Our Bite Sized Barcelona and Catalunya Culinary Guide

Beautiful Barcelona broke our hearts and tantalized our taste buds on our first trip back in four years. These are some of the most delectable experiences from our ten days in Catalunya. Consider it our bite sized Barcelona and Catalunya culinary guide. Our recent Barcelona sojourn was so enjoyable,...
Social Travel and the Deregulation of the Travel Industry

Social Travel and the Deregulation of the Travel Industry

On our recent trip to Barcelona, local protests over tourism, illegal holiday rentals and anti-social behavior had us pondering the rise in social travel, the sharing economy, the deregulation of the travel industry, and the impact on people and places as much as travellers. Some random reflections. “Tourists,...
We Are Barcelona Bound!

We Are Barcelona Bound!

This time tomorrow I’ll be starting to think about packing and a few hours later we’ll be heading to the airport for our flight to Barcelona via Guangzhou and Paris. We’re Barcelona bound! It’s been a few years since we were in Europe – our...
Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

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...
To Market To Market — in Barcelona

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,...
Eating Out in Barcelona: Contemporary Catalan Cuisine

Eating Out in Barcelona: Contemporary Catalan Cuisine

The contemporary Catalan cuisine scene in Barcelona makes the city one of the best food destinations in the world. The dishes coming out of Barcelona’s kitchens are often wildly creative, yet utilise locally sourced ingredients with a nod to dishes of the past, reinterpreted with...
Spanish Wine and the 99 cent Wine Box: the Local Verdict

Spanish Wine and the 99 cent Wine Box: the Local Verdict

Spanish wines, and especially Catalunyan wines, are wonderful – and affordable. Go to the wine section of El Corte Inglés or specialised wine shops such as Vila Viniteca and Lavinia and you can buy a decent quaffer for around five euros, a nice drop for...