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Romantic streets, perfect wine, intricate alley-ways, delicious ice cream, stunning gothic architecture, ridiculously fabulous food… have I got your attention? Good. The sun has recently peeped out for us in the UK, and it has given us the taste of summer’s excitement… and we want more. I’ve been hearing many friends begin planning European getaways and where better than the dreamy city of Barcelona? In my eyes, it’s one of …

[ Written by Sophie | 21 Mar 2014 | 14 Comments | ]

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, there’s no question about that. Architecture, bubbly nightlife, sunshine, narrow streets, Gaudi, sangria and variety of cultures make this marvelous city unique and exiting. There are many gems to be found here simply by walking around – cafes, restaurants and of course shops.

In the heart of a never sleeping area called Raval, Barcelona hides one of the loveliest gift …

[ Written by Rita | 1 Feb 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

As a seasoned traveller often great museums and tasty food as recommended by my guidebook no longer cut it. What I am looking out for is authentic experiences to allow me to see a country through the eyes of a local so I can leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for the place I’ve called home for a few hours, days or weeks.
On a recent trip to Barcelona I …

[ Written by guest | 15 Nov 2013 | 2 Comments | ]

Spaniards beware – a Brit is about to share with you a recipe for paella and if by the end of this you are left fuming and culturally outraged then please share with us below your secret family recipes! But in my defence (here I am apologising before I’ve even mentioned the word rice) I am a big paella lover who has eaten her fair share, and if I’m honest …

[ Written by guest | 11 Oct 2013 | One Comment | ]

Why is Barcelona one of the most visited cities in the world? For one it’s a city that combines a great variety of different kinds of people, architecture, nature, beach, nightlife and warm temperatures year around. Flying there is cheap and the city has an easy access to many other places in Europe. The question we really must ask ourselves is: why not to go there?
Here are my tips for …

[ Written by Rita | 21 Mar 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Isn’t it nice when your expectations are exceeded? No. It’s not nice. It’s Wonderful. Wonderful with a capital W for W Hotels. Such was the case from the moment I checked in at W Barcelona until the second I left begrudgingly pulling my case behind me through a lobby decorated with reflective disco ball style walls.
This was my first experience of W Hotels, a brand owned by international hotel giant, …

[ Written by Frankie | 17 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

Italians are known for their fabulous shoes, French women for their elegance, and who can forget about the fantastic royal wedding dress of English princess Kate earlier this year? Different countries as well as time periods are associated with different styles and fashions. I can spend way too much time looking at my favorite streetstyle blogs from around the world or admiring the costumes of the actors in old movies, …

[ Written by guest | 2 Jan 2012 | 4 Comments | ]

Mojitos are good. And I already told you about my personal favourite Mojito bar in Barcelona. But: I recently came across a very cool tumblr blog which judges Mojitos all around that wonderful city. Mojitos en Barcelona contuinously adds more and more bars and their Mojitos, including a five star rating system, the price and address. Salut!

If you are not a mojito lover, but you like spanish fries, there is …

[ Written by guest | 4 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]

Dear Travelettes,
I recently discovered that there are two kinds of people to travel with. There’s the über-organized traveller that plans, books and arranges everything in advance, never fails to read the map correctly and leads you to super-secret locations that even the locals don’t know. And then there are the people who will always miss their flight, take the wrong highway exit or oversleep check-out time. Although spending a lot …

[ Written by guest | 3 Aug 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

There are few negative aspects to summer in Berlin;  yet one that definitely can’t be ignored is the amount of tourists swarming the city, taking over the streets, parks, restaurants, clubs and even my favourite street corner café. With friends on holidays and a grim-looking weather forecast for the upcoming week, I was easily convinced to join my friends for a couple of days off in Barcelona.
The trip started out …

[ Written by guest | 29 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
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