Sunday, 26 June 2016

...because of beautiful Begur......




...beautiful Begur on the Costa Brava, an hour and half north of Barcelona.  It is stunningly picturesque, with its old medieval castle overlooking the town, its medieval streets and 16th century towers and the majestic Pyrenees as its backdrop. And just down the hill are the beaches with their crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean. Summer bliss.

UN BESO: Begur, X

Thursday, 16 June 2016

...because here comes my favourite night of the year.... Noche de Sant Juan on the 23rd June. A night that celebrates the start of summer and the summer solstice with all night firecrackers and bonfires!   A night of fun and fiesta when the whole city celebrates. A night to cleanse the soul (by jumping over a fire) and wash of the sins (by taking a midnight swim)! (Although I love the night, I haven't embraced the celebrations that much!)  
FUN - but keep and eye out not to lose an eye from a wayward flying firecracker!

UN BESO: Firecrackers of Sant Juan, X

Saturday, 7 May 2016

..because of the best Barceloneta bakery...Baluard....


Baluard bakery, a Barceloneta institution that bakes the best bread in the barrio (neighbourhood) - as seen by the queue that it always has! Artesinal bread, pastries and bocadillos that are worth the wait!

UN BESO: Baluard,  Carrer del Baluart, 38, X
Also at Carrer de Provença, 279. 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

...because of 'diada de Sant Jordi'.....





...definitely one of my favourite days of the year in Barcelona! The day of the Rose and the Book! Give a girl a rose and a boy a book.  The Day of Love! And a day to fall in love with Barcelona again! 

Feliç Diada de Sant Jordi!

UN BESO: Diada de Sant Jordi, 23 April 2016, X

Monday, 21 March 2016

...because of Cala de Vermut.......





...a new discovery but an old and enchanting gem. This little friendly, family run tapas and vermut bar is located close to the busy centre but yet tucked away in a quiet side street nearby. It has vermut on tap, a delicious selection of fresh tapas and some charming Costa Brava wall murals which all make for a unique and recomendable tapas experience.

UN BESO: Cala de Vermut,
Carrer de les Magdalenes, 6

Friday, 4 March 2016

...because of beautiful Baqueira.....



....Baqueira Beret, the white Winter wonderland just 3,5hours from Barcelona in the Vall d'Aran. Picturesque medieval pueblos, 3 mountains full of snow to ski and the perfect en-piste place to rest- the Moet Winter Lounge.  

UN BESO: Baqueira, Vall d'Aran, X

Thursday, 18 February 2016

...because of the wonderful water fountains.....





...once upon time when there was not running water connected in every house, water was collected from various sources around the city. Over time some of these fountains were built to be quite beautiful and continue to be used today.  Many of the iron ones dating from the late 19th century.

Of course, maybe the most famous one is the Canaletes Fountain on Ramblas- legend says that if you drink from this one, you will fall in love with Barcelona and return.  It is also where Barça fans go to celebrate any victory!

UN BESO: the wonderful water fountains, X