Barceloneta is a neighbourhood in the city of Barcelona that overlooks the beach. Tourists, like myself on chilly day in April, spend time walking the entire stretch of the boardwalk that is lined with restaurants, surf shops, bike rentals, bars, etc. In fact, you’ll find people walking, running, biking, skateboarding all along because the stretch … Continue reading Homeless Simpson on La Barceloneta
Every week, Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack shares a travel theme. I’ve always wanted to respond but somehow, never got around to doing it. (Surprise, surprise! Haha) This week, the theme is Peaks. I’ve never been atop one or even close to one, I think, but the theme did bring to mind some peaks I … Continue reading Travel theme: Peaks
Las Ramblas is Barcelona’s prime street, located in the centre of the city. It’s a beautiful, bustling boulevard lined with shops, restaurants, hotels, a market and even a couple of museums. It’s also where I saw Galileo, John Lennon and the Devil, just a few steps away from each other. Presenting the living statues of Barcelona: Continue reading Living statues of Barcelona
I’ve eaten good lamb before. But I’ve never eaten it while feeling guilty and happy at the same time. Okay, to be honest, it was more like a tinge of remorse followed by a rush of ecstasy, and the remorse is only before the first bite. If you’ve already read the post on my trip to Madrid, … Continue reading Baby lamb for dinner, anyone?
Falling ill when you’re travelling on a holiday is not exactly ideal. But it’s one of those things that you sometimes have no control over. Before you know it, the fatigue you thought was a result of yesterday’s extensive sightseeing and the drippy nose that you thought was just your deviated septum acting up again, is … Continue reading How to survive a cold in Madrid