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Visit Barcelona’s Fishing Port and Eat Slow Food

Last week we went to see a part of Barcelona that neither Mari, who was born and bred in Barcelona, nor Petz who has been living here since 2004, had seen properly: Barcelona’s fishing port, the Moll de Pescadors. This part of […]

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How we travel. Mari loves to discover new landscapes and food

With our guests we often talk about places we have travelled to or would like to visit. In the previous article we spoke to Petz who likes to go offline and connect with locals. Mari loves to see new places and meet […]

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How we travel. Petz goes offline and likes meeting locals

One topic that often comes up when we chat to our guests on our terrace, is travelling. So we thought we share with you how we travel when we are not greeting guests at yök. We start with Petz, who loves travelling […]

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7 New Year’s Resolutions for Visitors (and Locals) in Barcelona

After we reflected back on 2017 and shared out intentions for 2018, we also wanted to set some new year’s resolutions for both visitors and locals in Barcelona, to keep up the reasons to visit our city, make sure good business keeps […]

How to be a responsible tourist in Barcelona

“Sustainability in tourism isn’t just about re-using that hotel towel a second day. It’s thinking deeply about how visitors get in and out of a destination while doing the least harm“, says Jason Clampet, co-founder of Skift who published a very interesting […]

A flat detector to report on illegal tourist apartments in Barcelona

Tourist apartments can be a problem in Barcelona, but mayor Ada Colau is working on solutions. This flat detector makes it easier for travellers and neighbours to find illegal apartments that create problems, and to report them. As a fully licensed business […]

Barcelona’s slave trade history revealed on new walking tour

Barcelona’s slave trade history revealed on new walking tour We love anything touristy that isn’t touristy! This new walking tour of places with a slave history in Barcelona is definitely not your typical route! We can’t wait to try it out!! Tours […]

15 amazing facts you need to know about La Sagrada Familia

We tend to send our guests to non-touristy, more authentic places in Barcelona, but, we also think that a trip to the Sagrada familia is necessary, now that it’s finished inside. So here are 15 Amazing Facts You Need To Know About […]

This is the Very Best Way to Experience a Foreign City

Check out Nancy Mitchell’s This is the Very Best Way to Experience a Foreign City. A wonderful article which we fully agree on. “The whole point of travel is to experience something different, right? So why do so many vacations wind up […]

Tourism and the sharing economy in Barcelona

When Vacationing Doesn’t Mean Having to Act Like a Tourist. An interesting article about tourism and the sharing economy in Barcelona by Rosie Spinks for Good Magazine.  

Barcelona, the brand.

Here some interesting views about the brand Barcelona. There’s more to it than Gaudí and Picasso, but it is also running the risk of being spoilt by tourism …  

Behomm, house swapping for creatives.

A great way to travel for creative minds! Swap your home with another designer or visual artist via Behomm. By invite only.

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

Today we are feeling inspired, and the wanderlust! Check out these 21 amazing hotels you need to visit before you die.  

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain

20 Reasons to Drop Everything and Go to Spain, according to Huffington post. We like it! ;)  

Why No One Will Buy Tourism in the Future

Interesting talk by Neal Gorenflo: #HackTravel: Why No One Will Buy Tourism in the Future. The gist of the talk is that the rise of net culture, with it’s emphasis on collaboration, peer relationships, and social good, is changing the habits of […]