What I did during my 3 days in Barcelona in December 2016.… Read More Recap. 3 days in Barcelona.
Next week I’m heading to Barcelona for 3 days. It’s my 5th visit to the Catalan capital and I can’t wait to explore more of this city that has grown so much on me during my last visit in March 2013. I’ll be staying in Gracia, a neighborhood I fell in love with. Here’s what I’ve… Read More Barcelona. Travel plans for a weekend in December 2016.
On my way to New York I had a 21 hour long layover in Madrid and this visit could be summed up as “walk, drink, eat, repeat”. After checking into my hostal on Calle Fuencarral I walked over to the Mercado de San Anton in Chueca. This market sells fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and cheese… Read More Spain. 21 hours in Madrid.
On Calle Fuencarral -one of Madrid’s busiest shopping streets- in the hip Malasaña neighborhood is this brand new street food market: Mercado de San Ildefonso. The 18 food stalls on 3 floors offer snacks, street food and typical Spanish tapas. Additionally there’s a bar on each floor and 2 indoor terraces. I visited at… Read More Madrid. Visiting the new streetfood market Mercado de San Ildefonso.
From NYC I flew to Madrid and arrived at the airport about 10 am. I took the metro to Plaza de Espana and checked into my hostal on Gran Via. The single room costs 30,-€ a night with a shower and sink in the room, just the toilets were shared. It was a beautiful old building… Read More Madrid. Recap – May 2015.
… and then suddenly the sky cleared up and the rain stopped and I decided to quickly head to the beach, which was the best decision I could have made. The beach was unreal on that day, stormy with really big waves. Photos from my afternoon and evening there are here and here.
“A big city is not to be confounded with a populous one.” (Aristotles)
A few shots I took in Cadiz while travelling in Andalusia in spring 2010. Before Cadiz I had been in Seville and afterwards I went to Tarifa. During my time in Cadiz I stayed at the Hostal Fantoni in the historical center.
I have kind of a love-hate relationship with Barcelona; though I have been there four times, I never really loved it. There are many things I like about Barcelona: the Gaudi architecture, the great amount of things to do, the food, the beach, the weather and affordable and short flights from Germany. And everybody’s been there and… Read More Barcelona. An afternoon in Gracia.
From Plaza Unamuno in the old town (Casco Viejo) in Bilbao more than three-hundred steps lead up to the Basílica de Begoña and Etxebarria Park. The park, overlooking the old town and the Nervion River, was built in the 80s on the site of a former steel company and covers an area of 18.9 ha.