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Travel Tour :The Mediterranean Diet: Eat these 10 foods in Barcelona

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December

We’ve all heard about the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet, but do people in Barcelona actually eat this way? The answer is yes, on average. Here are a few foods that make up the daily diet of most people in Mediterranean Catalonia, which should be on your list of edibles Continue reading »

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Tourism Information :Barcelona: Flamenco, art and music events to catch before Christmas

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December

Late September, all of October and November, and the first half of December are busy months in Barcelona. Everything has to get done before the holidays, which span December 20th-January 10th, roughly. These fall months are packed with work, but also play, as many concerts, expositions, Continue reading »

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Travel Tour :Big Fallas Face [Flickr]

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July

Louis-Yagera posted a photo:

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Travel Tourist :Barcelona: Rock out to these music festivals this summer

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April

If all the UNESCO World Heritage sights, foodie thrills, and pristine beaches are not reason enough to come to Spain this summer, here’s one more: music. And a whole lot of it. Check out these spring-summer festivals in Barcelona and beyond. Primavera Sound May 22-26, 2013 From Continue reading »

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Travel Tour :Lanzarote: A surprisingly unspoiled Canary Island

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October

I didn’t know much about this volcanic island when I booked my flights. In fact, while the name “Lanzarote” is pretty well known, since returning to London I have discovered that very few of my friends know much about what it’s really like. I’ll be honest—I Continue reading »

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Travel Tourist :Barcelona: Best hotels for sleeping near Gaudí architecture

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October

The psychedelic works of Antoni Gaudí draw thousands of visitors to Barcelona each year. If you’re an architecture fan, you’ll want to see a few of Gaudí’s buildings, scattered throughout Barcelona and Catalonia. Book close to Gaudí sights at the following hotels and hostals. Continue reading »

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Tourist Travel :Christmas and New Year Train Trips: When to book your tickets

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October

For travelers well used to booking their European rail tickets months in advance, this time of the year can be frustrating. Following the general precept that many train tickets can be booked three months in advance, you’d have every reason to expect that tickets for Christmas and Continue reading »

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Travel Tourist :Hostal? Hostel? Hotel? Understanding Barcelona’s accommodation options

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October

Most budget travelers probably understand the difference between a hostel and a hotel. One offers shared dorm rooms and a youngish vibe, while the other offers, well, hotel rooms. But a “hostal”? Getting hostal Hostals are a budget-friendly type of accommodation found Continue reading »

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Tourism Information :Mountains, Beaches, and Modernismo: 5 reasons to visit Sóller, Spain

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July

Early one morning last week I got up and headed straight for Palma de Mallorca’s train station. Well, not the city’s main commuting station, but rather the station serving the Ferrocarril de Soller, a vintage, 100 year-old train. The picturesque old train, comprised of Continue reading »

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Travel Tourist :Madrid: Free and reduced times to visit the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums

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July

It’s always interesting to see who among my visitors is a “Museum Geek.” Some friends come and get a museum pass to see all of Madrid’s museums at a discount, while others could care less where Picasso’s Guernica is located, and skip museums opting for city strolling Continue reading »

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