Things to do and see in Spain


  mascletà 
  Originally uploaded by McGarry.

Last night was the flight back to London from the US. The (unlucky) lady sitting beside me was also and expat and was making plans to visit Barcelona, so since I lived there for 6 years I gave her a few highlights of things to do and see in Barcelona:

Take the "Bus Turistic", it costs about 15 Euros and takes you straight to the things you want to see. You get about 2 Euros off at each museum/site so you amortize the 15 Euros pretty quickly…

Top things to see:
Sagrada Familia
La Pedrera
Casa Mila

Top places to eat:
Hostal de la rita
Mama Cafe
Ciudad Condal

The picture to the right is from Valencia- I also recommended that she make a point of visiting Valencia during Las Fallas this year. Seeing (or hearing rather) a mascleta in person is absolutely spectacular. There are a few other cool pics of las fallas here as well

New “About” Picture

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I switched out my "About" picture to a caricature that was given to me earlier this week.

I was a judge in the Running the Gauntlet program. As a thank you, they had caricatures of each judge drawn during the 3 day event and have sent all of us a collage of all judges. I thought it was a great "thank you" and decided to replace my mugshot with the caricature.

Thanks again to Matt Pieterse for inviting me to participate…

New “About” Picture

Jason_ball
I switched out my "About" picture to a caricature that was given to me earlier this week.

I was a judge in the Running the Gauntlet program. As a thank you, they had caricatures of each judge drawn during the 3 day event and have sent all of us a collage of all judges. I thought it was a great "thank you" and decided to replace my mugshot with the caricature.

Thanks again to Matt Pieterse for inviting me to participate…

New “About” Picture

Jason_ball
I switched out my "About" picture to a caricature that was given to me earlier this week.

I was a judge in the Running the Gauntlet program. As a thank you, they had caricatures of each judge drawn during the 3 day event and have sent all of us a collage of all judges. I thought it was a great "thank you" and decided to replace my mugshot with the caricature.

Thanks again to Matt Pieterse for inviting me to participate…

Abel & Cole- Healthy Eating

 Last night was the belated Thanksgiving dinner at a friend’s house. As the entire evening revolved around food, the conversation turned to online shopping and where to get good food. My friends suggested Abel & Cole. I had never heard of but apparently they supply Londoners with boxes of organic, fresh, in season, fruit and veg. You pick your family size and box size/type, sign up and fresh veg arrives at your door every week.

We’re going to give it a whirl- we keep getting stuck in a rut buying the same things (Tesco online shopping is great, but it gets a bit monotonous. This should mix things up a bit.