Barcelona & Catalonia

Living abroad you can find yourself in odd situations. I shared one of these stories on my blog a while ago, on this post about Village life . Although that anecdote is just one of many after fifteen years abroad, I

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Barcelona was my home from 1998 until 2006. Even all these years on the city feels like home to me. Over Christmas I was in Barcelona for only a few days and I already want to go back. I left

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I just realised that after 120+ posts I have hardly mentioned Shopping in Spain or Spanish Shoes! If you are anything like me part of the incentive to travel or visit anywhere is the shopping. Quirky Souvenirs , yummy local food or great

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  If you have already read my post about Tarragona 23 years on you´ll know that last weekend I spent 3 days in Tarragona. This charming city is South from Barcelona. I stayed in the city itself and also visited

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It´s been a while since I’ve been on a blog trip. The last one was also in Catalonia. TBEX Girona in Sept 2012. This next one coming up is in Tarragona & Costa Daurada. TBMCatSur I´m very excited about this trip.

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In Autumn 2012 I visited Girona, a catalan town, North of Barcelona. I´d actually been there before on a very quick visit but didn´t get to see much of the place. This time I would be staying for a weekend

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Spain currently boasts 44 different UNESCO sites dotted around the country. It made me wonder how many of these sites I had actually visited. This list is ever-increasing. Another 24 places in Spain are waiting on the tentative list. Awaiting

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Human Towers or Castellers are a deep-rooted Catalan tradition. You can see them in festivals and celebrations throughout Catalonia. I recently saw the Marrecs de Salt perform 3 different tower formations in Girona. It brought back memories of all the previous times

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Before I start, let me explain what TBEX is. It stands for Travel Bloggers Exchange. This is a meet up of Travel bloggers from all different countries to share experiences, network and learn. Previous editions have been on the other side of the pond,

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Image courtesy of: Álex Cámara – Granada Digital.com FC Barcelona vs Granada C.F: The big match is about to kick off. I am often asked if I preferred living in Barcelona or if I like Granada in the South of Spain

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