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Barcelona is more than only a city. With the green massif of Collserola rising above the city, the Montjuic hill and the smaller Parque de Ciutadella it has very attractive green lungs. PS: Visiting Barcelona soon? Discover more than the usual with The Barcelona Feeling! https://thebarcelonafeeling.com/activities/hiking-in-collserola/
Having lost my blog from back then I discovered that a lot of entries still exist on Facebook. So here is what I have recollected: February 4th, 2010: Sightseeing in Rio Wednesday we spent a very hot day visiting the tourist sights of Rio. First we went up the hills by mini-bus to inspect the famous statue of Jesus. Next we went up the sugar loaf mountain by cable-car. Both trips… Read More
Here is a selection of panoramic photos Michael took in 2017.
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
It was my tenth visit to San Francisco – for me it is like home no. 4 (after Dortmund, Amsterdam and Barcelona). The outline of the city on the hills, the skyline (now added with the Salesforce Tower) and of course the Golden Gate Bridge are all remarkable features. Having visited several other major cities in the USA, like New York, Los Angeles or Washington I also value the laid back and… Read More
We arrived to the Nevada Falls after a quite tiring climb of 600 meters in altitude. As we had not planned to go on a longer hike we had no water or snacks with us. Too bad! The top of Nevada Falls is the perfect pick-nick spot. After more than five hours we reached the car and were quite happy to have our first break. The bears did not steal our bananas… Read More
Last week we decided to discover an area of Barcelona where we never had been before. We looked at the Barcelona metro map and took the most remote point the metro would bring us. Line 11 (light green line) is an indirect extension of the yellow line (L4) and connects the remote quarter of Torre Baró with the transportation network. It is rather new and they chose a light railway system to… Read More