Perfect Days

Marta Ezquerro's Perfect Day in Barcelona ...

Barcelona is a city that should be written with capital letters, a place where every single day deserves to be enjoyed. Barcelona is my favorite city to spend my days off, when I do not [...]

Day to Day

Barcelona Immigration Statistics ...

I'm fascinated by data. Well not so much data, as the informative ways it can be displayed. One of my favourite coffee table books is called Information is Beautiful. There's a page on [...]

Food & Drink

The Wonderful Wanderbeak Savor Spain Food Tour ...

When someone asks me to meet them on the Ramblas I'm immediately concerned, it's a bit too hectic for my liking. But my fears were soon allayed as we headed into the foyer of Hotel 1898 [...]

Out & About

Painting and Wine at Arte Bar Barcelona ...

This blog is just a hobby, I certainly don't make any money from it. So it's always nice to be invited on a food tour or to the odd restaurant now and again. But a painting evening, eve [...]
2011 02/01

Non Solo Pizza – not even pizza!

Non Solo Pizza

Non Solo Pizza, Carrer d’Enric Granados 110

I was taken to Non Solo Pizza not long ago. Now as far as I’m aware this means ‘Not Only Pizza’ which would be fine if they did pizza and other stuff. But they don’t. They just do the other stuff. For pizza you need to go next door to Solo Pizza which does make sense.

But that’s ok, because the other stuff is worthy enough not to be put on the same menu as pizza. Although I am told the pizzas at Solo Pizza are some of the best in Barcelona. A claim I’m yet to validate.

So what did we have? Well as my fellow diner has a stomach like the tardis (I don’t think she’ll mind this, as long as it’s small on the outside eh?) we ordered plenty. Read the rest of this article…

2011 01/01

Barcelona Metro iPhone App

Barcelona Metro iPhone App

Barcelona Metro iPhone App

Apart from the Google Maps app on the iPhone which I use daily to find my way around (but isn’t specific to Barcelona obviously) the app I use the most is Metro de Barcelona from Presselite.

As you can probably guess, this Barcelona Metro iPhone app helps you plan your route when travelling on the Barcelona Metro. I could explain to you how it works but the Presselite website says it just fine.

Barcelona Metro iPhone app features include:

  • Latest official map of Metro de Barcelona (2009). Landscape and portrait modes are available.
  • Detailed map of all lines in Barcelona (Línea 1, Línea 2, Línea 3, Línea 4, Línea 5, Línea 6, Línea 7, Línea 8, Línea 11, S1, S2, S33, S4, S5, S55, S8, R1, R2, R2 Nord, R2 Sud, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, T1, T2, T3, T4, T5, T6). Read the rest of this article…
2011 01/01

Welcome to Homage to BCN

Homage To Catalonia, George Orwell

George Orwell’s famous book

It feels great to finally get this site up and running. This project has been in the back of my mind ever since I decided to move to Barcelona. And having been here for 5 months now I have finally ‘cut the ribbon’, so to speak.

It’s all in the title

I have no idea how this site is going to develop. That’s the interesting part. But I’ll write about what I experience and what the city has to offer and see where it takes us. It’s about discovering Barcelona. And hopefully meeting some of the people that live here.

And the title? Well that’s my nod to George Orwell and his book, Homage to Catalonia, which I’ve just finished reading. Check it out! It’s a fascinating account that’s even more poignant when you live here.

And no, before you ask, I haven’t started Spanish lessons yet. But rest assured when I do I shall let you know how spectacularly I fail.

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