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I made a selection of our favourite selfies Michael took last year during our sabbatical.  

Cava is the protected name for sparkling wine that is produced in Catalonia – its production process is similar to Champagne, however, more reasonably priced than the French one. Sant Sadurni d´Anoia is the town – just 45 minutes away from Barcelona – where 90% of the Cava production takes place. So, for the 75th birthday of Michael´s father we planned a surprise day in the wine area. We could easily get… Read More

Now that full spring is in progress I can really recommend you to have a lunch menu in one of the following sunny beach restaurants. The prices for a 3-course menu vary from 15 Euro to 20 Euro including bread and a drink (sometimes also coffee). Ca La Nuri Xiroi, Pg. Marítim de la Nova Icària, 38 (Playa Nova Icària) This is the good spot to have lunch or dinner by the… Read More

The Barcelona winter sky is just amazing. Generally, even on a grey day (which we do not have that often here) the winter feels so different from back home in the Netherlands or Germany. The clouds are so much higher which provides a complete different feeling. January was also a party month for us. Our friend Victoria visited us with her niece and we had a great time at the Harlem Jazz… Read More

It is about time to mention a few more restaurants where we had really good food. Two of them even have a more local flair as they are not overrun by tourists. Arcano, Carrer dels Mercaders 10, 9, 08003 Barcelona The restaurant is located in a 17th century stable and has a very cosy atmosphere with its catacomb style rooms. It is in the middle of the chic Born neighbourhood. They serve… Read More

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