Wednesday 28 November 2012

....because the little green fairy is here ...

... in a little bar in Barceloneta called Absenthe. This cosy bar is filled with various bottles of her potent green temptation,   while the fairy hovers overhead waiting and watching. Personally, I prefer a wine...and luckily they serve that too!

UN BESO: Bar Absenthe,Carrer Sant Carles, 36, Barceloneta X

Sunday 25 November 2012

...and the city lights up...

 Christmas cheer! (with no sign of crisis in the christmas lights). There is a magical glow throughout the city...Barcelona is even more besotting!

UN BESO: Christmas lights 2012, X

Wednesday 21 November 2012

...because any day now the streets will light up...

 ...the anticipation of the lights of Christmas is hanging above the city.  Any day, the streets will glow with their beautiful Christmas lights and the city will be illuminated by the spirit of Barcelona Christmas! 

UN BESO: Christmas Lights, almost on, X

Saturday 17 November 2012

...because of the 'Barcelona pour'....

... the only time you get a glass this full in Australia is when you pour it yourself! Standard in Spain. 

UN BESO: the 'Barcelona pour' X

Tuesday 13 November 2012

...because I found 'fiduea'...

... fideua (paella with pasta instead of rice..delicious!), paella marisco and judías pochas con almejas (white beans and clams). Casa Amalia is an authentic traditional restaurant, situated in a picturesque cobblestone lane, which is the next best location for paella to the beach. Perfect for some Winter warming.  

UN BESO: Casa Amalia, Passatge Mercat 4, Eixample X

Wednesday 7 November 2012

...because of an underground (literally) modernista pub...

Winter is here. The hotel roof terrace mission has finished and it is time to discover what lies underground.

This little bar takes you back to a romantic modernista Barcelona.  Red velvet, low lights and vintage photos. Duck your head as you enter through the tiny door and head under Barcelona. A perfect place on a chilly night.

UN BESO: Les Gens Que J'Aime Pub, X 
         Valencia, 286