Travel Research

I thought I’d share some of my travel research tips that helped me prepare for our trip to Barcelona. We were here for over a month and I knew that we would need to have plenty of options of things to do so we wouldn’t get stuck in a rhythm in this city that has…

Menu del dia: Del do it!

This will be my 3rd post about the menu del dia within the last month. Sure, we have lunch specials back home in the US, but not like Barcelona. Back home, I often pack my own lunch to take to work so I don’t go out to lunch too often. If I do, it might…

How to get to Tibidabo!!!

One of the top things on my Barcelona list was to get to Tibidabo, or actually, Sagrat Cor, which is the church that sits atop Mount Tibidabo. This post is more of a service announcement to tell you how to get there, as the conflicting information all over the web is so confusing. However, my…

Sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist, please

It’s no secret that my husband and I are cocktail fans. It was here in Barcelona at cocktail bar Boadas, where we were first introduced to the perfect 3 ounce martini and realized that up until that point we were doing it wrong. When we returned to the states, we began an exhaustive search to find smaller…

Barcelona & Cocktails

I am from New Orleans where it’s believed that the cocktail was invented out of the pharmacies. My husband and I have traveled to some amazing cocktail establishments throughout the world to the point that we’ve built our own home bar in our basement this past year. My husband is a very meticulous home bartender, crafting…

The Gegants! (And St. Roch)

In my previous post I mentioned that I have been on a mission to find some of the hidden gems throughout Barcelona. I recently visited the Reial Academia Medicina de Catalunya, which made me feel like I was in a Dario Argento film. My husband is now binge watching Argento films on youtube. We recently stumbled…

Barcelona’s Road Less Traveled

This is our 3rd trip to Barcelona and I’ve been looking for things to see and do other than the big tourist attractions. Whenever I begin my internet search, I head 3 or 4 pages in to the results to begin finding Barcelona’s road less traveled. I believe I found such a place today: The Reial…

Tickets, Barcelona

I don’t quite even know where to begin with this one. I’ve seriously attempted to blog this a few times within the last week since having this meal and it always starts off like an episode of Sex and the City, where Carrie attempts to write her column and struggles for the words. I searched…

When in Rome or Barcelona…

It’s easy to adapt to life in Spain. Yes, we are on an extended vacation so we’ve left behind our work and our biggest concern each day is where are we going to eat and when do we take a walk, but even the locals seems to realize their quality of life is second to…

Menú del dia per a dues

My last post was about a menu del dia in our neighborhood and my main observation was the portion size considering how inexpensive it was. I decided to do a bit more research and I’ve learned that not only is this one of Barcelona’s best kept secrets but it’s also intended to be the biggest…