A Kiwi and a Gaucho

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Exploring Paris with Victor Hugo

To celebrate the birthday of France’s most valued writer we decided to explore Victor Hugo’s Paris. We visited the top five spots to get a taste for Hugo’s life and work. We began at the end, his resting place. PANTHÉON:… Continue Reading →

We Are Not Afraid #Barcelona #LasRamblas

“There was an attempt. In Plaza Catalunya. A moment ago. You’re at home, right?” I was at home, working quietly on my computer. Unbeknown to me that only 20 minutes away, where we had been the evening before, terror was… Continue Reading →

Running and writing – one in the same?

This morning was the first weekday morning in 6 weeks that we decided to sleep in. A month and a half into our training programme and from day one we have got up at 6.30am every morning (Monday to Friday,… Continue Reading →

A Train Trip to #Girona

On a sunny Sunday, we decided to take a break from the city and travel to a small town an hour out of Barcelona. We were going on an AVE train – though we didn’t realise that when we purchased… Continue Reading →

A Stand Against Illegal Tourist Apartments #fairtourismBCN

Last year alone the price of rental properties in Barcelona rose by 16%. Locals blame the tourists, in particular, the rising price and attractiveness to make more money from using rental apartments for tourism. In Barcelona, you need to have… Continue Reading →

Sundays are for living!

As a boy walks up to order his cheese from the local market he’s offered his usual. Two pieces of fuet, a dried meat with a white fermented outside. The boy replies, “No, no, tomorrow, I’ll get that tomorrow.” The butcher… Continue Reading →

L’Hortet del Forat – The little garden in the hole

There is a council worker picking up rubbish in his green hi-visibility outfit. A short lady with short brown hair walks past with her balky adult son. She stops to talk to the worker, “guapisimo” she says. Handsome. Return to… Continue Reading →

Times of Tapas, Drinks, and Dancing in the Streets

Barcelona. What an incredible city. Once you get past the immense number of visitors with their cameras and their search for paella and sangria – you begin to notice a truth behind the city that is like no other. As… Continue Reading →

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