2015 12/03

The New Miniguide is Here!

Miniguide header

In case you hadn’t noticed Miniguide, in my opinion the best what’s on guide in Barcelona, has a new website. And this time a new app too!

I know a website redesign with such a lot of content can be a nightmare project so I caught up with Michael of Miniguide to ask him how it’s all gone.

The Miniguide Interview

So, the new Miniguide is finally here! Has it been a painful process? Have you achieved what you set out to do?

Finally! It’s taken longer than I expected, even though I took that into account (Hofstadter’s Law). So that’s just the nature of making something.

I wanted us to build a simple, clear way to give people recommendations on things to do – events and places – that we could update every day. And we have accomplished that using our own technology, not something evil like WordPress.

We still have a mountain to climb, but it’s a good feeling. And people seem to like and use what we’ve created, which is all that matters.

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2015 29/01

The Catalan Question: Europe and the Right to Choose

I came across this video from the Euranet Plus news agency. Presented by Brian Maguire it discusses Europe’s failure to address the right to self-determination of separatist regions. Read the rest of this article…

2014 20/10

Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian

Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian

Expat Day – I’m Barcelonian, is an event organised by Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Activa. The aim of Expat Day is to help foreigners in Barcelona to settle in, by providing information on all the public and private services that are available to them.

From the Expat Day website:

In Barcelona we are very proud to receive every year hundreds of persons who come to live, to work and to enjoy our people, our companies, our culture and our way of life.

Exhibitions, talks, workshops and family activities are just some of the things you’ll find on the day. These will be in Spanish and English. You can go with family or friends, anyone who would like to know a little bit more about living in Barcelona.

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2014 15/10

A Spanish Summer

A Spanish Summer

Missing the Spanish summer already? Well check out this video and relive a little of your holidays.

This is a beautiful composition of photography and moving images set to a reworked version of Spanish Caravan by The Doors performed here by Nigel Kennedy and the Prague Symphony Orchestra.

Quite lovely. Read the rest of this article…

2014 08/10

Can you imagine Barcelona without any people?

No, me neither. So I suggest you watch this clever time-lapse video from NNtonio Rodríguez.

N O P E O P L E * BARCELONA

The City Of Barcelona Like You Never See: Without People And Without Traffic

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2014 06/10

Homage to BCN is on Facebook!

After many years your dreams have come true and Homage to BCN now has its own Facebook page.

You’ll get the same Barcelona loveliness as if you follow Homage to BCN on Twitter but in a much more pretty pictures kinda way.

Please do show your support by going and liking the page. I would be very grateful.

Go to: www.facebook.com/HomagetoBCN

Homage to BCN on Facebook

Homage to BCN is on Facebook! Whoopee!

2014 10/09

A Few Things You Need To Know Before Moving To Barcelona

Moving to Barcelona

In this article Barcelona native, Carmen Carrasco, shares some things to consider if you’re thinking about moving to Barcelona.

If you are considering relocating to Barcelona there are some things you need to consider first.

Sometimes the motivation to start a new life and the attractiveness of the place where we want to move, makes us launch into the adventure without the right information about aspects which can give us problems.

Here we offer some tips that we hope you find useful before taking that big step. Read the rest of this article…

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