Tag Archives: Barcelona

Grab a pencil and check off the list

We’ve traveled (a lot) and know some places (not usually on most people’s radar) that deserve a big shiny star for making their town a better place to be (and worthy of a visitor stopping by). Case in point: Everett, … Continue reading

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The question is “Barcelona or Porto?” And the answer is…

A friend asked us “Barcelona, Spain or Porto, Portugal?” and it’s a close call. Both cities rank high on our list of best places we’ve stayed. So, how to decide, if it’s an either-or choice? Our previous post, “Choosing where … Continue reading

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Choosing where to go (when you have so many choices)

A friend wrote and asked our opinion for a trip she was planning, “Barcelona, Spain or Porto, Portugal?” With a dizzying array of places to go, it’s a dilemma for anyone who travels. How to decide between so many wonderful … Continue reading

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Not just alive, but vibrant

We discovered a big reason everyone says, “Barcelona! You’ll love that city!” It took us a few weeks to figure out just where the magic comes from. The shops in our neighborhood are mostly small and carry a wide variety … Continue reading

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A park where no one bothers looking at the greenery

We love to visit parks to see plantings, trees, and birds, but that’s beside the point at Barcelona’s Park Güell. Everyone makes the trek up to Park Güell for one thing: to take in Antoni Gaudi’s inspired conception of what … Continue reading

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Keep Yours Eyes Open

We kept our eyes on traffic as we crossed a busy street in Barcelona and then almost ran into a huge bubble floating nearby. Where did that come from? Not far away we saw public water faucets and each featured … Continue reading

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Imagine living in this house

What would it be like to live in this house, completed over 100 years ago? Take a look: Josep and Amalia Batllo had wanted a beautiful and innovative home. They bought a 26-year old large house on a prestigious avenue … Continue reading

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