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Should you learn Spanish online before traveling to Spain?

How a spanish course online can transform your vacation I’m reading your mind now, and I hear “I’m not learning Spanish now, at my age, no thanks”. But believe it or not, NOW is the best moment there’ll be to add a new skill to your curriculum. And not because of work, but because of …

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Best Of 2020

What content has been the favorite IN 2020? 2020 has been a year we’ll al remember. A year where we’ve missed our loved ones, where we’ve been forced to stay at home, where masks have prevented us from sharing smiles. And a year where we haven’t travelled abroad.  But we’ve discovered things to do at …

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Escudella served in Barcelona for Christmas

Catalan Christmas Escudella Recipe

Try my escudella catalana recipe this Christmas In Catalan, a “escudella” is a traditional clay dish where soup and stews are served. In the old times when ceramic dishes were only accessible to the high society and plastic didn’t exist yet, that’s what everyone used to eat. For the majority of the population cooking elaborated …

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Catalan Christmas Traditions

Catalonia Christmas Traditions locals love In Catalonia, the region around Barcelona, the weather isn’t super cold. Snow only catches up in the Pyrenees mountains. But it’s cold enough to feel winter is finally here. We started eating calorie-packed foods such as sweet potatoes and panellets for All Saints Day, and now we are ready for …

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Barcelona VS New York City, A Comparison

Barcelona vs NYC, how they do compare? Barcelona and New York, two vibrant cities with lots of things in come. We get lots of Newyorkers take our private tours of Barcelona. And many Barcelonans visit NYC every year. So if you’ve been to one city, are you likely to like the other?  INSPIRING PRIVATE TOURS …

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Who Was Eusebio Güell (Gaudi’s Patron)

THE COUNT GUELL AND ANTONI GAUDI Eusebio Guell y Bacigalupi, known as the Count Guell, was the second richest person in Spain in the early 1900’s. He was a Renaissance man interested in art, science and business. Never afraid of sticking to his choices even if they went against the social thinking. The became the …

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Best Barcelona Beach Restaurants

DINNING BY THE SEA: BARCELONA BEACHFRONT RESTAURANTS​​ This time of the year, many clients ask me to recommend them good Barcelona beach restaurants. After all, they are a perfect choice for a summer meal. However, there are so many, and so many of them are no more than tourist traps, that visitors need some orientation to …

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How To Not Look Like A Tourist In Spain. Yes, There Is A Way!

HOW DO I NOT LOOK LIKE A TOURIST IN SPAIN?​ I’m walking down La Rambla, and I see loads of people who just look like a tourist. Or act like a tourist. I don’t know about you, but when I’m traveling I try to melt graciously with the local crowd (at least when I’m traveling to …

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Spanish Summer fruits | ForeverBarcelona

What Fruits Are In Season? Spanish Summer Fruits

SPRING AND SUMMER FRUITS THAT YOU CAN FIND AT BOQUERIA MARKET​​ Summer fruits are so refreshing… And if you are visiting Barcelona in the summer, eating fresh fruit or drinking summer fruits juice will help you prevent dehydration. And a summer fruit salad can make a great and healthy breakfast or dessert. EXPLORE THE BOQUERIA WITH US …

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Unbeatable Location: Barcelona Hotels In The City Centre

BEST CENTRAL HOTELS IN BARCELONA​​ The hotels near Placa Catalunya have a privileged location. Barcelona people consider that this square is the real “Barcelona City Center” (kind of Times Square for New York, but without the neons!). So if you are staying here, you will be staying  that in the heart of the city. The Barcelona …

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Kosher Restaurants in Barcelona | ForeverBarcelona

Kosher Barcelona Guide: Our Guide To Jewish Food In Barcelona

Escriure en minúscula però sortirà en majúscula The kosher Barcelona scene has changed a lot these last years. I have been giving tours for over 14 years now, and many of my clients are Jewish. Although not all of them observed strictly the kosher rules when they are traveling, occasionally I meet people that are very …

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A World Tour Through Tea And Chocolate

CELEBRATING THE SPAIN-JAPAN DUAL YEAR WITH CHOCOLATE TASTING​ Does a tea and chocolate tasting sound appealing to you? One of my favorite chocolate shops in Barcelona has decided to celebrate the Spain-Japan dual year in a very creative way: In collaboration with chef Javier Molina they organize one a week and until July 30, 2014* a …

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Barcelona Vs The World: Best Fast Feasts

BARCELONA EQUIVALENTS TO THE WINNERS OF THE CHOWZTER ANNUAL AWARDS​ If you’ve been following me for a while, you might now that I’m one of the food bloggers that collaborate in the XtremeFoodies project (former Chowzter) for listing some of the best local bites in the world. This year I have again been invited to participate in the …

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Visit Park Guell | ForeverBarcelona

What To See In Park Guell

PARK GUELL MUST-SEE HIGHLIGHTS​ The famous Park Guell is one of the masterpieces of Antoni Gaudi, an unfinished project where he used his famous “trencadís” broken tile  technique  for the first time and with amazing results. Getting to the Gaudi Park takes time because it is not located in the city center, so knowing what to see in …

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Discover The Best Barcelona Cocktail Bars

BEST COCKTAIL BARS IN BARCELONA​​ There are many cocktail bars in Barcelona, but some of them are definitely better than others… And it’s such a pitty to arrive to a place where you were expecting to have a fun evening, just to realize that you’ll have to wander around an unknown city and try to …

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Barcelona Pharmacies | ForeverBarcelona

Are Pharmacies Open On Sundays In Barcelona?

ENGLISH SPEAKING PHARMACIES IN BARCELONA OPEN ON SUNDAYS​​ I hope you won’t need them, but when travelling occasionally it might be necessary to get some drugs, for either a stomach ache,  or a headache, or some skin issue… This is why  today  I am sharing with you where to find pharmacies open on Sundays in Barcelona. …

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Dragon fountain at Park Guell

Moving Around: How To Get To Park Guell?

DISCOVER THE BEST WAY TO GET TO PARK GUELL​​ In today’s post we are helping you choosing how to get to Park Guell efficiently, according to your sightseeing plans or location. Park Guell is one of the few attractions in Barcelona that is not within walking distance from the city center. However, it is relatively well connected with …

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Barcelona For Families: Fun Transportation Means

One of the things kids love when traveling is taking unusual means of transportation. And Barcelona has no shortage of them! Today our guest blogger Amber Collins, on behalf of DC Kensington, shares with us the best ones, so you can plan some fan family rides! BARCELONA FUN TRANSPORTATION FOR KIDS Major cities around the world …

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