Spain

Quimet y Quimet: Discover Barcelona’s most memorable tapas

Quimet? What is it about a hole in the wall outlet in a nondescript El Poble Sec side street that brings celebrity chefs and foodies from all over the world? Why Conde Naste? Why Anthony Bourdain? Why would anyone bring attention to this tiny bottle shop that can’t fit more than 20 people at a time? Why let the secret out? Quimet y Quimet (pronounced Kimmet and...

Brunch and Cake Barcelona – Two of our Favorite Things

Brunch and Cake Barcelona brings together brunch treats and delectable cakes and pastries. Brunch and Cake Barcelona: they had us from the moment we heard the name then we saw the place and we were smitten. Brunch is Jess’s favorite meal of the week. If she had a choice we’d be brunching every day. To her, it’s not about bottomless mimosas or Bloody Marys. It’s about...

Exploring Rupit, an Alluring 16th Century Catalan Stone Village

Rupit is Catalan for rock (from the Latin, rupes) and this historical treasure is carved from the stony hill it is perched upon. The town of Rupit is carved from Catalan stone, creating a dramatic, yet sleepy rural sight. Situated 98km from Barcelona, Rupit is the perfect distance for a day trip. We experienced it with two other Catalonian towns from between 1000 and...

Is Besalu Spain’s most beautiful town?

An ancient bridge, a former abbey and a Jewish bath are just a few of the treasures waiting to be discovered in Besalu. Besalu is a sleepy town of 2,400, split between this cozy scene to the left and a slightly more recent addition beyond the other side of the new bridge. Since the 10th Century, it has been home to a thriving community of artisans and until the...

El Clasico at Camp Nou: FC Barcelona VS Real Madrid

The world’s two richest teams, two of the greatest players of all time, a level of passion you won’t see anywhere else and over 98,000 rabid supporters – this El Clasico was always going to be one moment we’d never forget. The El Clasico Experience 2018 is FC Barcelona’s year. Having won finished the season as La Liga champions the previous weekend you can...

Mercat de la Boqueria Barcelona, Spain’s favorite market since 1840

Mercat de la Boqueria Barcelona, reputedly one of the world’s great markets, offers divine fresh food, new tastes and ridiculously large amounts of people.  Like a giant vacuum, Mercat de la Boqueria Barcelona and its one-hundred-plus-year-old pavilions suck crowds of people off the seething, sweat of Las Ramblas and into its covered, wrought iron darkness. The...