Tag Archives: catalonia

tapas in barcelona

My favorite tapas in Barcelona

Posted on 07. Nov, 2012 by .

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Now that’s the kind of research I like to do. For your benefit, of course! There are very few things in life that I enjoy more than eating. And it’s just because I’m too much of a glutton and that I always end up eating my meal before I had the chance to take a photo [...]

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Barcelona at night - scary or exciting?

Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by .

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First off - let me reassure you. It’s not scary. The Spanish devil does NOT come out after nightfall. You don’t need to hold on to your handbag like it holds the actual date of the end of the world. Or WikiLeaks files. In fact, Barcelona at night is quite lovely. Mind you, I say [...]

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The colorful Boqueria Market in Barcelona

Posted on 17. Oct, 2012 by .

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I’ve always thought that public markets were a great way to learn more about a city, a country. Although that may have to do with my gluttony - but let’s say this time was for Catalan culture research purposes. The Boqueria market in Barcelona is perhaps where you’ll find the highest concentration of people during [...]

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Cheeky Barceloneta - In Photos

Posted on 08. Oct, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite things about Barcelona, outside the great food and architecture, is the crazy amount of street art and original landmarks. I mean, where else will you see a giant smiling crawfish? This cheeky crustacean is located right before the Barceloneta, right by Barcelona’s marina. It wasn’t actually built for the entertainment of [...]

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Following Gaudi’s Trail in Barcelona

Posted on 03. Oct, 2012 by .

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Going on a Gaudi quest in Barcelona isn’t very hard. It would actually be hard NOT to. Because he is, quite simply, everywhere. The most iconic landmarks of Barcelona are signed by Gaudi, and they also happen to be the most popular. For a good reason - they’re quite spectacular. I always say that touristy [...]

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Catalonia’s Messiest Culinary Tradition : Calçotada

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by .

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All I knew about Calçotada is that it was a Catalan tradition, and that it was messy. Very messy. And indeed, it was! But that’s the whole fun of it – if you don’t want to get your hands and face dirty, there’s no point in doing it. You have to let your inhibitions go [...]

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M’encanta Catalunya, a Photo Essay

Posted on 10. Mar, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series of posts on my trip to Catalonia, I decided to stop talking and let the pictures do their work. No words could possibly describe the state of bliss I was in at the time, and the wonderful souvenirs I will forever cherish. Without further ado, here are is a few [...]

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Exploring the Medieval Village of Besalu

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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After staying overnight in Cadaques, I was pretty sure this Catalonia trip could not get any better. I mean, luxury villas, Mediterranean Sea and Dali? But that was before we were taken to Besalu, a small village located further inland. I hadn’t read much about it before and therefore had no expectations, but to say [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Banyoles, Spain

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .

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On the first day of my press trip in Catalonia, we immediately checked in the villa we would stay in for the night - which was amazing! A 18th century rustic house in the middle of a small forest right outside of Girona. It’s one of the biggest house I’ve ever visited. But after visiting [...]

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Cadaqués : Views, Villas and Vines

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my trip to Catalonia, I have had the chance to visit several lovely places, from bigger cities like Girona to traditional fisherman villages, like Cadaqués. I was absolutely blown away by this absolutely adorable place – let me show you why. The villa As part of my press trip with Charming Villas Catalonia, I [...]

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Wine Tasting in the Pyrenees

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite activities when traveling, like most travelers, is tasting the local foods and drinks. Having already been treated to a fabulous 10 course fancy dinner, I was really excited to have a traditional, family lunch and wine tasting at one of Cadaques winery, the Mas Perafita vineyard, in the beautiful setting of Cap [...]

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Dali’s Beautiful Strange Mind

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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When you enter someone’s home and the first thing you see is a stuffed white bear wearing necklaces, you know it’s a strange place. That was indeed my first thought when I entered Salvador Dali house museum in Cadaqués. Taxidermy is a very important concept in Dali’s idea of home decor. There are several stuffed birds [...]

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That Time I Had a 10 Course Dinner

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of the many reasons to visit Spain, outside the dramatic scenery and friendly locals, is the concept of tapas. Tapas are all about sharing - plates of finger-food are usually served in the middle of the table, and enjoyed with drinks and friends. The concept has spread all around Spain and beyond, but every [...]

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Beautiful, Colorful, Romantic Girona

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by .

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Very little people actually know much about Catalonia, except for Barcelona. Independence? Costa Brava? Wineries? What? I was one of these people. And after spending 5 days in the region, I am somewhat ashamed of the very little knowledge I had before, and kind of sad that I didn’t visit before… because in case you didn’t [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Cadaques, Spain

Posted on 20. Feb, 2012 by .

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I consider myself a very lucky travel blogger - I do work very hard to achieve these things, but going on a press trip in Spain, courtesy of Charming Villas Catalonia, is simply amazing. This is one of the villas we stayed in during our trip. Sa Vista Villa is an amazing property located right [...]

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