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This tag is a collection of miscellaneous posts with very useful tips for travelers visiting Barcelona. From what to pack, to what to do when things are closed or where to eat, from how to cope the local weather and what to pack, to how to plan your sightseeing and what to take into account when booking tours. We also discuss local meals and the type of things that can help you avoiding those little travel annoyances that can be overlooked if you know they are likely to happen. Because the key of a successful trip is to see problems ahead and be prepared to solve them or avoid them easily.

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TIPS FOR BOOKING PRIVATE TOURS

HOW TO HIRE A PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE Hiring a private tour guide is an important decision that can be crucial for the success or fail of your trip. While an awesome tour guide can give you a memorable tour, a bad or even a mediocre guide will make you regret you didn’t make a different choice. …

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Survive a rainy day in Barcelona

WHAT TO DO IN BARCELONA IN THE RAIN

THE BEST RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES IN BARCELONA The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain… But what if it catches you in Barcelona during your holidays? You don’t want to stay in your hotel playing games and wasting your precious time here. So what should you do? Don’t worry: today I have plenty of ideas …

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Dinning early in Barcelona

WHERE TO EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY? BARCELONA RESTAURANTS OPEN EARLY

NO NEED TO STARVE: WE TELL YOU THE BEST RESTAURANTS FOR EARLY BIRDS IN BARCELONA Finding a place for an early dinner or lunch in town can be an ordeal: discovering that you have to wait until 2pm for lunch or 9pm for dinner when you are used to eat around noon and… by 9pm you …

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Private guide with her guests

HOW CAN A PRIVATE GUIDE ENLIGHTEN YOUR TRIP?

THE ADVANTAGES OF HIRING A PERSONAL TOURGUIDE Certainly having your own private tourguide isn’t cheap, however there are many pros that compensate the cost. And let’s face reality: when you are back home remembering your vacation, will you be thinking about how much it cost or how much you enjoyed the experience? If you’ve never been …

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Spanish Meal Hours

GUIDE TO SPANISH MEAL TIMES AND HABITS

EATING HABITS IN SPAIN: WHEN AND HOW Spanish eating habits and times can take you by surprise if you don’t get some information about them before you come to Spain. After all, when traveling, food is one of the  most important things to plan, and often food and meals habits change from country to country (or …

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Sites closed in Barcelona for Christmas

CHRISTMAS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS IN SPAIN (WARNING!)

CHRISTMAS BANK HOLIDAYS WHEN EVERYTHING CLOSES IN SPAIN Christmas is a very convenient time to travel, however, if you are coming to Barcelona you need to take into account that our traditions might be a bit different from what you expect, and they might affect your schedule… As I always tell to my clients when they …

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