Photo Friday: This week we celebrate the #FriFotos CURVES theme with a video of a flamenco dancer performing at Las Tablas, Madrid.
Flamenco dancers at Las Tablas, Madrid

Usually, Fridays are reserved for travel photos inspired by #FriFotos on Twitter. But the theme of this week’s Photo Friday is CURVES, so I thought it was a perfect time to show this clip from a flamenco show at Las Tablas in Madrid.   Madrid is a late night town – and I knew when I was […]


Photo Friday: Cal Pep’s Creme Brulee

by Chris on November 4, 2011

This week’s Photo Friday: A dessert from Cal Pep, which serves the best tapas in Barcelona
best tapas in Barcelona

This week’s #FriFotos theme is Trick or Treat – so we thought we’d go the sweet route and post a photo of a mouth-watering dessert from Cal Pep, which serves some of the best tapas in Barcelona (I mentioned them before in my post on where to eat in Barcelona). Cal Pep looks somewhat diveish […]


This week’s Photo Friday: Barcelona Candy at Boqueria Market
Las Ramblas Boqueria Market Candy Stand

This week’s Photo Friday (#FriFotos) theme is NUMBERS.  Pictured is a colorful candy stand in Barcelona’s Mercat de la Boqueria (Boqueria Market), just off Las Ramblas, a tree-lined pedestrian walking street filled with various kiosks and street performers. Can you pick just one?  


Ask Chris: Where to Eat in Barcelona

by Chris on March 28, 2011

Wondering where to eat in Barcelona? A few suggestions, including Cal Pep, Tapac 24, Jamonisimo (home to the best ham in the word), Can Sole and La Boqueria.
Where to eat in Barcelona, Tapac 24 Barcelona

A couple of my friends are visiting Barcelona this week, and asked me if I knew of any good spots to eat. I have never been but thought it would be a good idea to ask you. I suppose they are looking for anything that they might not notice in guide books, something like some […]


2009 Travel in Review: Worst Experience

by Chris on December 31, 2009

My worst travel experience of 2009: being pickpocketed in Barcelona

Frequent flyer tickets to Spain donated by a generous friend – check. Three bedroom rental apartment with deck views of Sagrada Familia – check. An itinerary that would please the foodies and the culture vultures of the group – check. As the details fell into place for our June trip to Barcelona, only one worry […]


Barcelona trip report

by Chris on August 5, 2009

Barcelona trip report

   Mytrip report from Barcelona is published here. We had a fantastic week here in June renting an apartment with friends, just a few blocks from Sagrada Familia. Give it a read and share your own Barcelona experiences below!