Sunday, 31 August 2014

...because of a kayaking on the Costa Brava....
















For a sporting and spectacular adventure, we went to Platja Es Castells on the Costa Brava for an afternoon of kayaking along the coast north up to Cap Roig.  Our guide told us the history of all the little calas (coves) along the way. It was interesting, fascinating and fun... and at time a little adventurous when we had to navigate through the rocks and the waves.  

UN BESO: kayaking on the Costa Brava, X  




Monday, 25 August 2014

..because of the super festive, Fiesta de Gracia...


















 


... the Fiesta de Gracia - every August, the neighbourhood of Gracia holds its own Festival.  The residents decorate the streets and the plazas with colourful and original designs.  Every night is a party with bars and bands in the streets and it is easy to lose yourself (and your way) exploring the fun and festivaties that are on offer! It is a wonderful and colourful tradition and worth a visit. 

UN BESO: Fiesta de Gracia 2014, X



Thursday, 21 August 2014

...because I am back at my favourite roof terrace...















...Grand Hotel Central.  Undoubtedly my favourite pool deck in Barcelona.  Open from 20.30h to the public, but best enjoyed if you have friends staying there! 

OTRO BESO: Grand Hotel Central, Via Laitana, X







Thursday, 14 August 2014

...because summer time is hotel roof terrace time!...






...summer time is 'roof top terrace' time!  A couple of years ago I did my best to visit all of them - check my link to 'roof terrace' to see my selection.  Summer is back, visitors are back and it is time to enjoy them again and the different and spectacular vistas that they offer of this city.

Alaire at Hotel Condes, offers a view of both Gaudi's Sagrada Familia and La Pedrera! A special view - best enjoyed with a cold copa de cava.  And at nights they offer a selection of live music entertainment.


UN BESO: Alaire Terrace Bar, Hotel Condes de Barcelona, X

http://www.condesdebarcelona.com/en/hotel/



Monday, 11 August 2014

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

...because of a summer day on the sea.....









...I will always, always be besotted by a day on a boat! (even if I do sometimes feel a little sea sick). 

UN BESO: from a boat in Barcelona, X