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The ultimate city guide to Kyoto, Japan

It was such a cliché it could have been a scene from a film. Across the narrow and fast-flowing river was a brightly lit restaurant. In the window …

Traveling Photographer in Japan: Eastern Kyoto

Any single article on Kyoto’s many splendors will necessarily be an overview. In our last post, I described a potential itinerary to see highlights …

Best food markets around the world

Food markets around the world invite visitors to indulge all of their senses, from taking in the colorful sights of fresh produce to smelling the wafting scents of fresh seafood or traditional dishes. Markets have been a part of city life for centuries, and have now evolved to be popular tourist …

Las Ramblas – the 10 best things to see

<b>Las Ramblas</b> is one of <b>Barcelona’</b>s busiest tourist attractions throughout the year and on many occasions only the negative aspects of it are considered.<p>…

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Cheap tapas bars in Barcelona

The financial crisis in Spain – the country saw its second national anti-austerity strike this year on 14 November, as prices and unemployment figures continued to rise – has dramatically altered its culture of eating out. This is particularly noticeable in Catalonia, which prides itself on its …

10 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

Food and drink,Travel,Barcelona holidays,Spain holidays,Food & drink,Short breaks,City breaks,Top 10s,Catalonia holidays<p>Even if bull's tail stew doesn't appeal, spicy sausage or squid probably will – and Spotted by Locals expert <b>Bill Sinclair</b> has tracked down Barcelona's best, but often least known, …

Postcards from a Barcelona architecture tour

Taking a walk through the districts and narrow streets of Barcelona is an architecture buffs dream, whether ambling down Passeig de Gracia or …

The Best Live Music in Barcelona

Barcelona's nightlife scene has something for everyone, but especially for those who love live music. The vibrant culture and even more energetic nightlife provide this city with the perfect atmosphere to kick back and enjoy some mellow tunes or bust some moves to an enthusiastic DJ. From the …

A Local Insiders Guide on Things to Do in Barcelona, Spain | Buckets, Spain and Barcelona spain

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Barcelona's best tapas bars

There are menus listing tempting tapas just about everywhere you turn in the Catalan capital. The choice can be overwhelming, and nowhere else but …

The Best Secret Garden in Barcelona

Twenty four years ago, Spanish artist and animator Javier Mariscal discovered an abandoned leather factory on Barcelona’s rundown east side. The …

Barcelona Travel Guide: 10 Tips for Avoiding the Crowds

Barcelona is the seventh most popular destination in Europe, a fact that filled me with trepidation before I flew there for an eight-day stay last …

Day Trips from Barcelona

The region of Catalonia, of which <b>Barcelona</b> is the capital, is a rich region with the Pyrenees in the north and the Costa Blanca coast to the …

100 Things to Do in Barcelona

We could make this list 1,000 things to do in Barcelona, but for the moment 100 will do. From Pedralbes Monastery to the Picasso Museum, Gaudi …

Barcelona

Local laws and etiquette<p>Tipping is a pretty relaxed affair in Spain, and people tend to round up to the nearest euro in a bar, café or taxi, and leave just a few euros in all but the smartest restaurants.<p>Drivers are required to keep a fluorescent gilet inside the car, to be worn if they break down …

Three-Day Weekend: Barcelona

First-timers say visiting the Catalan city is like living in a dream, with its unique architecture, new flavors, and a rock-and-roll-all-night …

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How to Explore Barcelona Like a Foodie

Photo by Matt Duckor<p>Ordering conservas at Quimet y Quimet<p>If you love gin and tonics and jamón, then Barcelona is the city for you.<p>Dawn Perry and Matt …