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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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10/06/2013

Running in Barcelona – get your kicks on

We are very lucky here in Barcelona as the city hosts a plethora of places that are ideal and scenic to go cycling or for a run. If  you are considering adding running to your fitness regime, this is a worthy read for you. With Barceloneta (the city beach) located nearby, luscious green parks, and wide sidewalks  – we have found a few routes for you to embark on whether you are new to the city or simply want to switch barrio in the name of fitness.

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01/06/2013

Barcelona Insider: Barcelona Cooking

Barcelona is known for having fantastic gastronomy with new spots such as Pakta by Ferran Adrià and Cellar de Can Roca recently taking the title as best food restaurant in the world, it is no wonder that many want to try their hand at cooking and attend a cooking class when in Catalunya. As huge foodies, we decided to embark on this very journey and was more than happy with the services at Barcelona Cooking, conveniently located on Las Ramblas. With the gracious help of Chef Candido, we managed to rustle up a delicious soup, traditional seafood paella and crema catalana (burnt cream), all washed down with wine and great company. We took advantage of the opportunity and asked the team what their favourite places are in the city.

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22/05/2013

Like tennis? Discover the best spots in Barcelona

If you are a fan of a bit of tennis and are keen to dust off that racket you have stowed away under your bed, Barcelona is a great city for a game. Many don’t know that the city offers quite a few tennis clubs and courts, so we thought we’d share the key ones with you. Now, as we all know with tennis there is an element of overpricing and elistism (which is hard to avoid), but websites like Barcelona Tennis makes it easier for you to team up with others and hire a court – so at least this way you can meet new people and split the costs.
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13/05/2013

Travel Insider Interview – The Style Junkies

We had the pleasure of having a chat with Myrthe Strijbos the founder behind The Style Junkies, a luxury travel website with some serious WOW factor. To be honest, we have to fess up to a mild case of the green-eyed monster when it comes to Myrthe’s lifestyle, as she has the opportunity to travel the world and all in the name of work. This all of course makes for a great candidate to feature and question about the lowdowns on favorite haunts and experiences whilst globetrotting.

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12/04/2013

Flowers, books and love on Sant Jordi

Sant Jordi Day is quite a Catalan affair that takes place here on 23rd April, where lovers celebrate their love and others proclaim their initial love for a special person. So it sounds rather like a Spanish equivalent of Valentine’s Day, but here is less about the cards and more about the chivalry honor, roses and the exchange of a book. Historically a man presents a rose to his loved one, whilst the woman gives a book and this custom still takes place to this very day.
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14/02/2013

Barcelona Insider – Barcelona Wedding

Seeing as today is officially the day of love we caught up with wedding planner Clare Doane from Barcelona Wedding to find out the team’s favorite things to do and see amongst other recommendations. Many people go ahead with weddings in Barcelona and just outside the city for it’s incredible gastronomy, scenic locations, stunning venues and climate. As Clare and her team work hard on ensuring that all details are arranged in order to create the best weddings possible for their clients it only makes sense that we pick their brains and discover their Barcelona.

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Roman Columns in Barcelona

22/01/2013

Roman Columns of August Temple in Barcelona

Tucked away in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona you will find a hidden gem that reveals an impressive history. Upon entering the room which, is just down the tiny side street of Carrer Paradís, you almost question if you are in the wrong location. it isn’t until you take the stairs down to the right and gaze up, that you see the incredible columns that are more than 2000 years old. The well preserved 1st and 2nd century Corninthian Roman columns mark a great deal of history and remain near Plaça Jaume, a location that was once the heart of Roman Barcelona.

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03/01/2013

AVE train connects Barcelona to Girona and Figueres

SPAIN’s national train operator Renfe is ready to launch commercial services on the country’s newest high-speed line next week. Eight Madrid – Barcelona trains will be extended to Girona and Figueres via the AVE, near the French border from January 9th, plus an additional Barcelona – Figueres service. Two of the new services will be scheduled to allow passengers to transfer to TGV trains currently being operated by French National Railways (SNCF) between Figueres and Paris. It is planned to extend international services from France through to Barcelona in the spring.

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Girl skiing in Catalunya

27/12/2012

Skiing spots near Barcelona

Barcelona is renowned for sun, sea and sangria but there is more to the province than just that as may winter sports fans will know. Many popular ski resorts are open from the 6th December, which means it is time to clean those skis and and get to the nearest ski slope as soon as possible.

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Spa Aire Barcelona

07/12/2012

Gift Guide – Spa treatment at Aire de Barcelona

We are very much in love with hamman spa Aire de Barcelona, having previously blogged about this gem of a spa in spring earlier this year. Not to be mistaken as a gift for the ladies as you will find both genders at this secluded haven. Select treatments personally for your loved one and then have it presented in a traditional gift box.

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