“The perfect day begins with waking early. I’m lucky enough to live a stone’s throw from the beach (Barceloneta). I leave the house and wander down to the beach, seagulls whirling raucously around above my head. This is a magical time of the day when the city seems to have been reclaimed by wild creatures. Read the rest of this article…
This blog is all about discovering Barcelona. And the best way to discover a city is to ask the people who live in it what they like to do and where they like to go. BCN Days came from this. I wanted people I met to get involved and share their favourite things about this city.
These ‘days’ are not necessarily ones that have actually happened. But more an amalgamation of the things they like to do and the experiences they’ve had. It would be their ideal day if they ever had the time. Maybe after thinking about it they will try to find the time. Read the rest of this article…
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…
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…
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.