Monday, December 11, 2006

Coming up in December - Christmas in Barcelona

This christmas I am finally doing what I've been thinking of for years. To leave christmas behind and travel abroad during the festive season. This year I am doing just that. I am leaving a cold and dark Oslo, for Barcelona, the jewel by the Mediterranean. I am not travelling alone, I have the best company - my good friends Susanne Koch and Per Koch.

I have been to Barcelona once, three years ago. Then I stayed for a weekend. I was so impressed by the architecture of the old gothic quarter, the cathedral, la Rambla, La Sagrada Familia and the numerous buildings designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi.

Barcelona is really a great place to eat and drink.Tapas, paella, cured meats and fresh fish in abundance from the Mediterranean to mention some of the treats you can choose from. The city has an impressive food market situated at La Rambla, a must for a foodie, a real feast for the eye. I will roam around in this beatiful city with camera ready and provide you information on where to eat, where not to eat and what to eat. I am particularly eager to revisit a great catalan tapas bar, by the cathedral, and treat myself to the delicacies I ate there a few years ago.

We are staying at Hotel Atlantis, a stones throw away from the narrow streets of the old Gothic Quarter close to the hectic the night life on the main street la Rambla. I will, after my stay, give you my view of this hotel - the rooms, the location and the service.

So - stay here at Enjoy Food & Travel in December for the sites, the smell and taste of Barcelona.

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