Barcelona for explorers

The pull of Barcelona is undeniable. The number of tourists has grown more than four times for the past 25 years. The record of 7,5 million of visitors per year makes this one of the most popular destinations in Europe (after London, Paris and Rome). In my previous post I…

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Barcelona for tourists

“There is no other place quite like Barcelona” – said Sheila, a Catalan in every sense of that word. I usually do not agree with such subjective statements, but Barca really is an exception. If I had to describe the city in two words they would be “life” and “colours”.…

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Girona – history and colours

Girona is an ancient Catalan city that will most certainly charm you with its colours, rich history, breathtaking views from above and handmade goods. The old part of Girona is really similar to the beautiful towns in Tuscany, only with a Spanish charm to it. By the banks of the…

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Spanish tortilla – simple and tasty

Tortilla de patatas is one of the simplest yet most delicious meals in Spanish cuisine. During the 19th century the potato omelet used to be extremely popular among soldiers as it is a cheap and filling food. Nowadays tortilla is a staple in the tapas menu of any Spanish bar.…

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Italian islands – Capri, Ischia and Procida

Campania is a southwestern region in Italy, often considered poor and full of crimes. Truth is that this place boasts a lot more than unemployment and mafia. Here, you can find a particularly authentic Italian setting of colourful houses and narrow, meandering streets; lively conversations and packed pizza places; lemon…

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