Sabbatical in Barcelona


Last Sunday we went out of town with my former manager, George. He was my manager at SAP when I worked in Barcelona in 2011 and 2012. George suggested to go to the Montseny mountain range which we did not know yet. The drive took us about one hour (about 45km to the North) to arrive close to the top of the highest mountain. From the parking lot we walked up and… Read More

Valencia feels like a smaller version of Barcelona but as it was not as overcrowded with tourists like Barcelona you have much more often an authentic feeling. During days we spend there we discovered many sites. One of the highlights was the Llotja de la SedaLlotja de la Seda, a Gothic building of the 15th century that served as the silk exchange. The modernist style market hall, the Mercat Central, is a… Read More

Gilda, Calle Ample, 34 Barcelona 08002 This cozy restaurant is situated in the Gotico area close to the old harbour. We have been coming here for many years as we know the cooks very well. They serve excellent tapas and main dishes – a fusion of Belgian and Spanish cuisine. If you like scallops it is your place. Also the Carne Estofado it is definitely worth trying! Check out the app “THE… Read More

We finished our weekend in Tarragona with spending the Sunday on the beach. Playa Llarga is a good choice. It has a long sand beach that also invites for a nice walk along the water. If you are willing to walk for even 30 minutes you can also reach a small natural bay where we went last year already. However, this day we were lazy and just enjoyed the short distance from… Read More