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Free Practical Guide – Valuable Tips Getting Around Barcelona

Free Practical Guide – Valuable Tips Getting Around Barcelona

Enjoy this free practical guide for getting around Barcelona – getting to/from the airport plus all the top tourist attractions in Barcelona. Getting around in Barcelona is easy – you just have to decide which of the methods of transportation you wish to use. Walking Transit Bus Tram Metro Hop-on-Hop-off Tourist Bus Bicycle Scooter Taxi Rental […]

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Public Art – Lloret de Mar Costa Brava

Public Art – Lloret de Mar Costa Brava

I seek out art when I travel and without any visits to museums I found plenty of public art in Lloret de Mar. I love walking around exploring a new place, especially early in the morning. The morning light is beautiful in Lloret de Mar. Walking around town I noticed splendid architectural details on many […]

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Solo Travel Barcelona – Visit Park Ciutadella

Solo Travel Barcelona – Visit Park Ciutadella

Barcelona is a great city for solo travel. My latest solo trip in May 2015 I enjoyed a visit to Park Ciutadella, which is a huge park (70 acres) in central Barcelona La Ribera neighborhood – my favorite neighborhood in Barcelona! I have used Airbnb for all 3 of my stays in Barcelona – check it out […]

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Costa Brava Hiking Lloret de Mar Wildflowers on Coastal Path

Costa Brava Hiking Lloret de Mar Wildflowers on Coastal Path

Spring is the best time to get outdoors and go walking the coastal path by Lloret De Mar in Costa Brava. You could hike all the way to the French border along this Mediterranean trail. I limited my hikes to Costa Brava region but I dream of doing some multi-day hikes when I have fewer […]

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Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

Montserrat Day Trip – Wildflowers Along the Hiking Trails

Visiting Barcelona last year I enjoyed hiking Montserrat so much that I went back for a full day of hiking the day before my flight back to Austin TX. Did you know that a day trip to Montserrat from Barcelona is so easy? There is a train that leaves from Pl Espanya and drops you at […]

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Sagrada Familia Architecture and Stained Glass Windows in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia Architecture and Stained Glass Windows in Barcelona

Sagrada Familia is famous largely due to its Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and the fact that the church has been under construction since 1882. The beautiful stained glass windows and distinctive architecture at Sagrada Familia captivate visitors. Estimated completion date of Sagrada Familia is now 2026 – 2028 if all goes well. The construction/tourist site is […]

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Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona – La Ribera District Barcelona

La Ribera District is where to stay in Barcelona – it was my home during my solo 9-day visit to Barcelona. La Ribera is a great walking neighborhood in Barcelona. I felt safe on my own exploring the area both during the day and at night so I definitely recommend La Ribera district of Barcelona to […]

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Ishtar Gate – Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Ishtar Gate – Images from Istanbul Archaeological Museum

Istanbul Archaeological Museum located near Topkapi Palace in the Sultanahmet neighborhood is an extraordinary museum. I have been twice and will visit again on my next solo travels to Istanbul Turkey – one of my favorite cities. Ishtar Gate and Processional Way was constructed around 575 BC and was the eighth gate within the walls of the […]

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Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture – Casa Batllo in Barcelona

Gaudi’s Amazing Architecture – Casa Batllo in Barcelona

My first night in Barcelona I accidentally found Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batllo when I went for an evening stroll. Staying in La Ribera district I walked over to Passeig de Gràcia enjoying the people watching and admiring the architecture along the way. There are expensive shops and several tapas bars along with hotels and office buildings […]

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Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

Guitar Concert – Santa Anna Church – Barcelona

  Looking for things to do in Barcelona alone? One thing I highly recommend to other solo travelers is to experience the local culture by attending concerts, art shows, and other unique events while traveling alone. During an early morning walk in Barcelona I noticed a flyer advertising a guitar concert that evening at the […]

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Visit Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Skip Sagrada Familia

Visit Basilica Santa Maria del Mar – Skip Sagrada Familia

While in Barcelona I had time to visit both the Basilica Santa Maria del Mar (Church of Saint Maria of the Sea) and Gaudi’s more famous Sagrada Familia. If you haven’t much time in Barcelona I advise visiting the former and skipping the latter. Skip Sagragda Familia?!? Yes, if you have only a few days […]

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Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail – Montserrat Summit

Hiking Sant Jeroni Trail – Montserrat Summit

Breathtaking vistas abound while hiking Montserrat Spain! During my solo trip to Barcelona I hiked around Montserrat trails one afternoon and enjoyed the outstanding vistas so much I returned again to hike Sant Jeroni trail. Whether you are traveling alone or with a group.Montserrat is one of the best day trips from Barcelona.     […]

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