Our Barcelona adventure and other travel stories

Monthly Archives: September 2017

Last Monday Michael and I went to see the grand final of La Mercé. Traditionally, this takes place by the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc close to Plaza España. The fountain was built in 1929 for the International Exhibition and is the biggest ornamental fountain in Barcelona. The closing event is a Piromusical combining music, lights, water acrobatic and fireworks into a great spectacle. We decided to leave the house early and walk… Read More

Last weekend we have celebrated Barcelona´s major festivities: La Mercé (September 24th). La Mercé is the Virgin of Grace and has become the cities´patron saint in 1687 after a plague of locusts where the local population asked for her assistance in fighting the pestilence. Though La Mercé has religious origins it has nowadays grown into a festival lasting for four days with hundreds of music, cultural, artistic and culinary events. Michael and… Read More

Today I have started my personal restaurant guide – check out the page! And while I am writing I am enjoying the view from my desk. I will add new entries to the guide as we try all the places. Restaurants with outside terrace / patio: Santaugustina, Plaça de Sant Agustí Vell, 9, 08003 Barcelona This is a lovely restaurant with a small terrace in the beautiful born area. The terrace is situated… Read More

Finally we are having internet again at home – it does not matter in which country you are but if you have a technical problem with a telecom company it can be quite a nightmare! As Orange was not able to fix the problem we had to change to Movistar. But getting us connected again was also a challenge for them and cost us a lot of (waiting) time. So from now… Read More

The first day in Spain we enjoyed at a beautiful natural beach in Sitges where we met our friends André and Sandro from Berlin. The beach is a 45 minute walk from downtown Sitges to the south where you also have to pass by luxurious villas by the seaside. Sitges is situated south of Barcelona and it takes only a 35 minutes train ride. At nights you can easily go back by… Read More

After 4.5 years I said goodbye to my hybrid car: Opel Ampera. I drove nearly 170,000 km without any major issue. It has been super reliable and I managed using 4,8 l petrol per 100km throughout the whole life time. Considering that I have been living downtown Amsterdam with busy charging points and also an office with insufficient charging points for all my colleague lease riders it is still a very good… Read More

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