Category Archives: Ramblas area

Boozers, cruisers and jacuzzi users

I have stumbled across a very useful forum at tripadvisor and it offers some cracking and specific advice to travellers to Barcelona. What I noticed was that Barcelona has a lot of visitors who are here on a cruise, the … Continue reading

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Hmmmm herself appears to be horrifically hungover

This may be the prefect opportunity to have a ramble. A few reminders, some general tips and mebbes a boaby joke or two. One of the most common misconceptions that people have is that yer Catalans get really surly if … Continue reading

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It’s a family thing

This post is in no way designed to ensure that my sister, who is coming over in a month or so, fills her suitcase with Bell’s Steak & Gravy Pies, Lyon’s Sports Mixture, Ruffle Bars et al. She suggested that … Continue reading

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So, I married a sun worshipper….

I got a suggestion from a mate about a new blog entry which dovetailed nicely as, around the same time, I was reading on a forum about some poor chap who gets dragged to Europe’s hot spots every year because … Continue reading

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If Cary Grant had been computer literate before he was famous

He would have been Archie tech-sure.. (I’ve been listening to too many Bugle podcasts recently) One of my many fans, well, the only one who bothers, suggested a blog about my favourite buildings in the city. Oddly enough he said … Continue reading

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A wretched hive of scum and villany

My previous entries may have suggested that the above Star Wars quote reflected my personal view on the Ramblas area (it does). In my defence I am fairly sure that residents of any major city would have a fairly similar … Continue reading

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Going to the chapel and we’re gonna get angry

Before going on I need to put this entry in a little bit of context. I was born into a devout ( Catholics are always devout, Protestants are always staunch) catholic family. Sadly, for my mum at least, the taig … Continue reading

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