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October 2013

Gran Gala Flamenco at Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona: Olé

Standing on the street, trying to stare up at the opulent façade of the Modernista building I found myself trying to shield my eyes from the overhead afternoon sun. We were standing before the uber opulent Palau de la Musica Catalan in Barcelona. While we’d definitely wanted to see the interior, instead of doing a quick tour, we decided to watch a show in there, a flamenco show, and truly

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Mercat Del Encants, Barcelona: Of treasures and trash

Barcelona is young, hip, friendly and informal. Naturally, we assumed there had to be an insanely cool market hidden somewhere in this city. Flea markets in Europe are known to be a treasure trove of antiques and all sorts of shopping for the serious and the passerby. Our intense experience at Europe’s largest flea market – Les Puces de St. Ouen in Paris taught us that. So when we found

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Freixenet Cava Tour: Cava in the Catalan Country

Long walks through rolling fields of lush twined vines, descending worn stone stairwells into a cool dark dungeon, holding large ivory candles whose shadows danced on the walls, brushing aside the cobwebs and dust to reveal ancient green bottles of vintage wine, that probably cost a fortune. This was how I’d always envisioned a visit to a vineyard. Sadly, our first vineyard visit to Sula in Nashik didn’t quite match

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The Barcelona Guide

While we knew it was going to be special, Barcelona surprised us in ways we couldn’t have imagined! It was hipper and more laid back than we believed, the people were far friendlier and genuine than we assumed. When to Go:  While Barcelona is a year round city, the way you experience it will most certainly change through the year. Jan- Feb is when the weather is chilly yet has

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