Barcelona – the hipsters & the tapas

We used Foursquare quite extensively in Barcelona to help us find good eating & drinking spots.  It’s a really awesome app…

This is a roundup of the interesting spots we found:

Milk – quite close to where we were staying…  This place was hipster heaven.  The kind of place that would put even the mighty Power & […]

By |August 4th, 2013|Travel|1 Comment|

The cutest candy store I’ve ever seen…

I spotted this in Barcelona and just absolutely loved it. So obviously, I had to share.

It’s called Happy Pills and inside you will find everything you need to feel better, no matter what the ailment or issue.  Basically, happiness awaits!

I know what you’re thinking, this sounds too good to be true.  How does this […]

By |August 3rd, 2013|Travel|1 Comment|

Mad about Gaudi – part 4: Park Güell

We have come to the final part of my “Mad about Gaudi” tour.  This one, believe it or not, was classed as an unsuccessful project (but I’ll explain).  I’m talking about:

Park Güell:
Entry cost:  FREE! 🙂 (you just need to pay to go into the Gaudi Museum which is inside the park – 5.5 euros […]

By |August 2nd, 2013|Travel|1 Comment|

Mad about Gaudi – part 3: Sagrada Família

My trusty Eyewitness travel guide refers to it as “Europe’s most unconventional church” and “Gaudi’s greatest work”… it is of course the:

Sagrada Família:
Entry cost:  14.80* euro (adult) just for the Basilica – 19.30 if you also want to visit the towers. (you can skip the queue – and trust me, there is always a […]

By |August 2nd, 2013|Travel|0 Comments|

Mad about Gaudi – part 2: Casa Milà

Another one of Gaudi’s residential masterpieces is right up the road from Casa Batlló, on the corner of Passeig de Gràcia and Carrer de Provença (it’s less than a 5min walk from each other):

Casa Milà (aka La Pedrera):
Entry cost:  16.5* euro (adult)
Fast facts:  Apartment block – 8 stories high.  Built between 1906 and 1910.  This was his last work […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Travel|0 Comments|

Mad about Gaudi – part 1: Casa Batlló

I’m gonna put it out there.  I’m a HUGE Antoni Gaudi fan.  If the man was still alive, I’d be a massive groupie.  Like Belieber level sh!t (excuse my French).

Even before setting foot in Barcelona, I had already read all about his beautiful buildings, studied many many photographs online, hell I even read a […]

By |August 1st, 2013|Travel|3 Comments|

Barcelona – the streets & the sights

Barcelona is probably most famous for all the Gaudi masterpieces.  It certainly was the reason this city first came onto my radar.  But there’s also a lot of other cool things to do and see…  So come with me as I give you a quick city tour.

Before we get going though, here’s just some […]

By |July 31st, 2013|Travel|1 Comment|

The Barcelona food market scene

Now if you ever find yourself in Barcelona… hungry… you’ve gotta hit the markets. They’re a great place to try a whole variety of things without breaking the bank or having to mission all over town.

Two which I really enjoyed while I was there was Mercat de Sant Josep / La Boqueria which is situated […]

By |July 30th, 2013|Travel|0 Comments|

Say ¡hola! to Barcelona…

So from Ibiza it was a short flight to Barcelona with Vueling Airlines.  Then from Barcelona airport we caught the airport bus, which was super easy, right to the centre of Barcelona’s old town.  And lastly it was about a 15min walk to where we were staying.  No stress at all.We had booked an […]

By |July 29th, 2013|Travel|1 Comment|