My home land and the best place in the world to live in. This is how I would simply sum up Spain. A peninsula surrounded by oceans and seas on all but one side and blessed with temperate sunny weather, sea breeze, a fantastic food basket and the best quality of life there is. No doubting why the country sits at the top-3 for UNESCO sites, number of visitors and, dare I say, tourist happiness. Most will fall in love with Barcelona, many will want to never leave, majority will wish they could return. Culture, food, weather, landscapes, shopping, heritage, mountains, nature, the beach… I could go on. Smile, you’re in Spain!
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Here are some fantastic facts about Barcelona that you’ve never heard before. Find out some great info about the capital of Catalonia.
This post on where to stay in Barcelona will show you the best areas and luxury boutique hotels to spend your vacation – all from a local.
Complete & local guide to La Casa de les Punxes in Barcelona – an interesting Gaudi landmark right in the heart of Catalonia’s capital.
The best day trips from Barcelona to the beach, the mountains, the wineries, Dali, UNESCO sites and other hidden gems as told by a local. Find out what’s there to do at each place, how to get there and why you should go
I have written the ultimate guide to Sitges, the coastal town in Spain’s Catalonia region. This guide will give you a local’s inside perspective on Sitges.
All the best things to do in Girona with a 1 day itinerary. All the Game of Throne sites, ancient architecture and most amazing sites.
A local’s tips for visiting Barcelona Bunkers del Carmel, one of the most popular Instagram spots in Barcelona. Learn all about it here.
Looking for a day trip near Barcelona that involves wine and wineries? I grew up in the area, in a winery, and I have visited most of the ones included in this list. Moreover, my brother in law works at Torres (one of the largest). These are the top-10 wineries near Barcelona you should visit
This itinerary is not what an expat may suggest and is not what a guide will tell you to see but is instead something I, a real Catalan, would recommend.
Catalan Christmas traditions may seem weird, but there are great explanations behind the pooping log, the Three Kings of the Orient and the shitter.
A visit to Bodegas Torres Winery, Spain’s Wine Royalty and one of the better known and most awarded wineries in the world. A fantastic day out
A detailed review of Hotel Majestic Barcelona, the 100 year luxury old institution right in the heart of the city. Witness a legend in the industry.
In-depth guide to all of the Gaudi Barcelona sites from the more famous Sagrada Familia & Casa Batllo to lesser known Torre Bellesguard & all in between.
All the information you need for a perfect Camp Nou Tour, the infamous home to FC Barcelona and largest stadium in Europe.
Embark on an adventure outside of the concrete jungle and jump on one of the Barcelona day trips, this time, to the Conca de Barbera, a lesser known wine region that teems with culture like the UNESCO listed Poblet Monastery and lovely wineries including the oldest cooperative in Spain which is also a Gaudi contemporary Modernist building
A local’s guide to Casa Batlló, Guadi’s masterpiece. Including best times to visit, tour options, history and insider info & tips.
Here are the most epic, fabulous and best things to do in Barcelona, from a true local. Discover the best sites and some truly hidden gems.
The legend of Siurana talks about a Moorish Queen jumping to her death on a white horse as the village was taken during the Christian reconquest. Discover this incredible village perched on a hilltop
Sagrada Familia is one of the most visited tourist sites in the world. Here is my local guide including Sagrada Familia tickets, sights, & history
A detailed guide on how to get from Barcelona Airport to Sitges and then back again with info on car rental, taxis, buses and trains.
The perfect plan for a day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona including various tours, things to do, how to get there and where to eat.
There are many reasons why you may only have one day in Barcelona, but despite it seeming to be a short time, 24h is enough to fit a lot of the main things to see in Barcelona in. So let this local be your guide and show you how to make the most of your one day in Barcelona.
The capital city of Spain is a bustling, thriving place. So after doing the touristy stuff try out these more unusual things to do in Barcelona, by a local.
The perfect weekend wine escape from Barcelona including visits to wineries, some culture, modernism architecture, medieval history, cava producers, wine makers and the capitals of Penedes wine and Cava. And great food!
A list of the best rooftop terraces in Barcelona including the hottest bars where you can watch the most spectacular sunsets overlooking the city.
This epic Europe road trip is a well-planned list of things to see & routes to take across 47 countries in geographical Europe, nearly all of the EU countries!
Learnings and tips for Airbnb hosts from years welcoming guests and becoming an Airbnb Super Host.
In this post I get to the answer as to why the top 3 UNESCO countries are China, Italy, and Spain. Come on a journey with me to get the answers
Disfrutar Restaurant, in Barcelona, carries on elBulli’s legacy with a first Michelin star within the first year since opening and a second one expected to follow within the 24 months since opening. Did it meet the raving reviews?
A brief history and my experience visiting Cava Codorniu the oldest family-run business and cava producer throughout Spain
Receiving its third Michelin star in 2017, Lasarte was one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Find out why with this review of Lasarte.
Review of ABaC Restaurant Barcelona the two Michelin starred restaurant headed by Chef Jordi Cruz
Did you ever go to Spain and felt like there were so many delicious sausages that you just could not stop stuffing your face? Let me tell you what each of them was called – so you can order them next time (PS if you have never been, save this for later!)
A visit to Albet i Noya, the first organic wine producer in Spain provides an insight into the fast adoption of this production method and the revival of long lost wine grapes
Taking a day excursion day out of Barcelona touring Cava Llopart 1887, one of the oldest cava production houses in the world
Ever wondered what Kosher wines are and how they are made? Would you like to read a fascinating story about a 200 inhabitant town that was completely relaunched thanks to the bet they made on producing Kosher wines?
Looking for a fine-dining, unpretentious and genuinely Catalan restaurant in Barcelona my mum takes me to Gaig and oh it was a great choice!
A year of transition and change. Between jobs and experiments 2014 was a remarkably difficult, enriching and rewarding year and one in which I learned too many lessons for my…
Paradores is a chain of luxury historical forts, monasteries, palaces and castles in Spain where history and hospitality meet
Proximity food, Km0 Gastronomy or Slow Food is the latest buzz word in the culinary world. See how they are doing it in Barcelona.
Staying in Barcelona? How about being literally surrounded in history? 2000 year-old walls anyone?