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Barcelona

Bolshy Barcelona

Bolshy Barcelona

A view over Barcelona harbor

Thirteen minutes. That’s all it took from arriving in Barcelona to encounter one of its greatest claims to fame – the slickest pickpockets in Europe.

If you’re going to hit, best get hit by a …

‘Untours’ in Spain

‘Untours’ in Spain

Seville, Spain
Seville, Spain

When I travel in Spain, and anywhere else in the world, I take a tour. Better yet if it’s a private guided tour. I delight in hearing details and quirky anecdotes about the place I’m in, which a …

Urban Biking in Europe: Three Cities to Pedal

Urban Biking in Europe: Three Cities to Pedal

Bicing Bikes in Barcelona, Spain
Bicing Bikes in Barcelona, Spain

Bike sharing has exploded all over Europe in the last ten years or so. Now more than ever, it’s easy to sightsee on two wheels in many Western European cities where infrastructure for cyclists has …

Sightseeing on the Cheap in Barcelona, Spain

Sightseeing on the Cheap in Barcelona, Spain

Visit Historic Barcelona Using Podcasts
Visit Historic Barcelona Using Podcasts

Barcelona is an expensive city where museum tickets, meals, tours, and taxi rides add up fast. Here are some local tips for saving big time on sightseeing in one of Europe’s most dazzling destinations.

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Will Starbucks Replace the Local Cafe? Cafes, Bars and Coffee Culture in Barcelona, Spain

Will Starbucks Replace the Local Cafe? Cafes, Bars and Coffee Culture in Barcelona, Spain

In the morning for breakfast a café con leche and a croissant is the standard, after lunch a quick cortado, and maybe an espresso in the evening for a little something to tide the hungry over until dinner time. Café …

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