Best Restaurants in Barcelona

Born Voraz Carrer de la Princesa, 33 A great and friendly restaurant in El Born, serving classic Spanish dishes with contemporary twists. They also change the menu fairly regularly, but classics such as padron peppers and patatas bravas always remain. Milk Bistro Carrer d'en Gignàs, 21 Found in the Gothic Quarter, this bistro is small [...]

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Best Bars in Barcelona

I started writing this post before the news of the attack. To target tourists, and a beautiful city, is horrible. But it should never put people off from having fun in this city - not that I think it ever will. Tripode Passeig del Born, 17 A small but nicely decorated bar - it quickly [...]

Montjuic

Montjuic is a hill that sits above Barcelona - looking out to the sea and the city. You can either get the cable cars up and enjoy the views, or for a metro ride the funicular. Entry into the castle on the top is cheap, but there is also plenty to wander around and take [...]

Tibidabo

I have finished  my masters degree! Except for my dissertation, and an extra semester in Berlin (!!!) come October. But for IBEI, and Barcelona, I only now have to twiddle my thumbs. So I went to twiddle my thumbs at Tibidabo, a mountain which overlooks the city of Barcelona. At the top you can find [...]

Carrers de Barcelona

After my trip to London, I was a little frustrating that many of my photos had come out blurred. I decided I needed to practice, and so as a reward for being so close to finishing my university deadlines, I went on a stroll with my Nikon. I explored the neighbourhoods of the Barrio Gotico, [...]

Tarragona

Another weekend, another beach day! I swear I do my studying during the week, so I have the weekend to enjoy myself and the increasingly brilliant weather here in Catalonia. This past weekend we travelled 1 1/2 hours by train to Tarragona (about 16/17 euros return from Barcelona). Trains are not very frequent compared to Sitges so [...]