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…

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…

Where to Find the Best Cake in Barcelona

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…

Feeling at Home in a Foreign Country

  When I was younger my mum used to despair because I would refer to everywhere as “home”. If I was staying over at a friend’s for one night, it was “home”. When I went back to my parents' house during university holidays, I was going “home”, but would simultaneously refer to my university town…

Barcelona Harbour

Where to Find Great Vegetarian Food in Barcelona

I recently came to a happy realisation: I’ve spent over five of the past ten months in Barcelona. Shockingly, though, I’ve devoted almost no time whatsoever to writing about it. I decided to try and fix that, and what better place to start than with vegetarian food? I’ll make it clear from the outset: vegetarians…