A Bookstore Tour of Barcelona

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…

Short Nature Walks Around Barcelona

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…

Some Thoughts on the Seasons

The clocks have gone forward and the March equinox has passed, apparently heralding the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. That and a recent post on the wonderful blog, The Snow Melts Somewhere, have got me thinking about the changing seasons. I've been fortunate enough to spend a lot of the past 18 months…

Where to Find Great Vegetarian Food in Florianópolis

Florianópolis is located in the south of Brazil. It has become an increasingly popular destination for tourists in recent years, both Brazilian and international. It also has a strong student population. Watersports, health and fitness are popular amongst the locals and the tourists, and in this context you can find an incredible range of health…

Fish & Chips in Barcelona

Fish & Chips in Barcelona

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…

Best Cafés to Work from in Barcelona (With WiFi)

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…