Peratallada by night. Photo from the archives of the city hall of Vulpellac and Peratallada.

Blog by Lorna Charlton. The province of Girona is home to many things. Beautiful beaches, green mountainsides, fantastic food and wine but also, hidden amongst the hills and in between valleys, you can find some of the most well-preserved medieval towns in the country. Taking the north exit from Girona, we come across many towns… Read More


Shopping night Barcelona 2012

In a popular tourist city like Barcelona, it can be hard to see the city through the throngs of visitors. One way to get a better feel for a place like Barcelona is to visit in the off-season. You’ll avoid the crowds and weather in the off-season is still pleasant, almost never falling bellow about… Read More


Bike ride ©Thingstodoinbarcelona_Wikimedia Commons

Report by: Esme Fox Exploring Barcelona by bike is a great way to move around the city and get to know it better. It’s the most sustainable form of transport in the city, and the extensive network of bike lanes and paths allow you to move across the city safely and easily. There are in… Read More


Report by: Lucy Peters Barcelona is often, and with very good reason, listed as one of the greatest cities in the world both to live in and visit. The city is, in fact, so popular that more than 13 million visitors flock to it every year to experience its rich history, visit its countless tourist attractions, and… Read More


Before heading to any new destination, it can be useful to know what to expect to avoid surprises down the road. Here are 5 things you should know before you visit Barcelona. Catalan is not Spanish To the unfamiliar ear, they may sound the same, but Catalan and Spanish are not the same languages. Most… Read More


Report by Lucy Peters. Best coffee in Barcelona If you are a coffee lover, then Barcelona’s coffee scene is definitely something to get excited about, there’s an amazing range of both traditional and artisan coffee houses to choose from, so read on to find out about some of the best places in Barcelona to grab yourself a… Read More


Report by Lorna Charlton. Photographs by Isaac Peral and Lorna Charlton. Let’s try this simple exercise before you start reading ahead… Close your eyes and imagine the Costa Brava… I bet I can guess what you came up with? Beautiful sandy beaches, little coastal paths from beach to beach, bars lining the beach fronts, maybe a few little… Read More


What You Need to Know About Food in Barcelona? When you think about your trip to Barcelona, what are you most excited about? I can imagine it’s Gaudí’s architecture. Or the beach, the summer temperatures, quality time with your loved ones, the tours you’ve booked… But I bet you also think of the Catalan cuisine…… Read More


Report by Lucy Peters. Taking time out of your day to reconnect with yourself through meditation, in a place that is at once inspiring and beautiful will greatly enhance feelings of well-being, as well as give you an energy boost – which you will need for all your sight-seeing and adventures! Through the act of… Read More