It's no secret that many bookstores have struggled in recent years. Online retailers like Amazon offer cheap books, while eBooks are convenient substitutes for bulky hardbacks. Still, it's not all doom and gloom for brick and mortar bookstores. Numerous studies have shown that many people still prefer physical books. Barcelona is a great destination for [...]
Barcelona has a privileged position. Wedged between the sea and the mountains, it is an ideal base for walks and hikes in nature. Here are some of my favourite walks in and around this dynamic city. Collserola National Park The sprawling, 8,000 hectare Parc de Collserola is the largest metropolitan park in the world. It's [...]
I'm more vegetarian than pescatarian these days, but I still occasionally eat fish. When we saw that a new "Fish & Chips" restaurant had opened up near us in Eixample, we figured we'd check it out. It's funny how a traditional British staple that consists of copious amounts of grease, chips and fish can translate into [...]
As a freelancer and a lazy person who likes it when other people make food for her, I spend quite a lot of my work time in cafés here in Barcelona. Here’s a list of some of my favourite spots in the city for working, coffee drinking and snacking, in no particular order… SandwiChez [...]
There is so much to see and do on Montjuïc hill in Barcelona that I can't do it justice in one blog post. In fact, it's somewhat misleading to simply call it a hill, as it is essentially a district of the city in its own right. Instead of trying to detail every sight on [...]
Cake, glorious cake. My cake consumption has taken a hit recently. I've been trying to eat less dairy products, so my cake options are becoming more limited. My quest to reduce my refined sugar intake is also (and rightly) having an impact. So, as I sit here on a sunny Sunday afternoon drinking my almond [...]
This immersive exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is at the intersection of art, politics and science. It may not necessarily teach you anything radical or new, but it will certainly get you thinking.