Barcelona – the optimum travel destination?


I’m just on my way back from a wonderful four days in Barcelona. I may have written recently that I had no upcoming travel plans, but there were particular reasons for why I was keeping this Barcelona trip under wraps, and in any case, I find that a city break is very different from a month’s backpacking, which is what I haven’t been able to do in a very long time (bring on next summer)!


Spanish Food Favs: Patatas Bravas

I’m in Barcelona at the moment on a short break. It’s not a city I know well at all (the last time I came here I was seven years old I think) – but the food has got to be hands down one of the best things about this place. We’ve eaten in a variety of places, from trendy guidebook recommendations to backstreet cafés to fancy seaside restaurants – and I don’t think I’ve tasted anything yet I haven’t found delicious.

My favourite new discovery though would have to be the ubiquitous patatas bravas. (more…)