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How to Avoid Museum Fatigue in Europe

Museum fatigue is that feeling of just walking through a museum, looking but not really seeing, as row after row of sculpture or painting just blurs and everything seems the same. Your legs drag behind you, your mind shuts down, and it becomes about as enjoyable as having a tooth extracted. As travellers who enjoy the cultural aspects of travel, discovering art is such an integral part of every trip we

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Casa Mila / La Pedrera, Barcelona – Exploring a very Gaudi home

Gaudi was definitely one of our biggest reasons to visit Barcelona. We’d been reading up on him for a while, and couldn’t wait to see this unfathomable genius’ work in person. So after the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell, both of which were pretty far off, we were glad Gaudi’s modernista trifecta were all within walking distance of El Palauet, our luxurious address on Passeig de Gracia. Casa Mila Casa

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5 reasons to explore El Born- Barcelona’s most exciting neighbourhood

Barcelona is easily Charles’ favourite city, and it would be mine too if Paris wasn’t in the picture. We keep looking back on our trip there wondering what made it so special. Was it the 17 course meal we had? Was it the flea markets? Was it our market tour or cooking class? Was it the beautiful Retrome or El Palauet hotels we stayed in? Sure. Those were incredible experiences,

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Exploring the Barri Gotic, Barcelona

The Barri Gotic, Barcelona is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods in the world. We couldn’t wait to discover the secrets this neighbourhood, that was once the ancient port town of Barcino held. We were staying close to it, and knew we’d keep passing it. But we didn’t want to miss out on anything. So we set out exploring the Barri Gotic on foot. Exploring the Barri Gotic: Our walking

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Top 5 Places to Revisit

We didn’t think we’d ever do a post on the Top 5 Places to Revisit, but here we are. We’ve always treated every single trip of ours like it’s the last time we’ll ever go there (so that it feels like the trip of a lifetime, every single time). But there are some places we left little pieces of our hearts, and we know we aren’t done with those places

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Sagrada Familia, Barcelona – A Gaudi afternoon

When we decided to travel to Barcelona, Charles was beside himself with excitement. “It’s the city of Gaudi. Oh the architecture we’re going to see, you’re going to love it, trust me” and he kept waxing eloquent about the beauty of Art Nouveau and Modernist and the Sagrada Familia. My exposure to art nouveau or churches for that matter had so far been limited to Paris, and being the Francophile

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Tickets Bar, Barcelona – The 17 course meal

Tickets Bar, an attempt to bring people to taste the magic of molecular gastronomy by Albert Adria the brother of famous chef Ferran Adria of El Bulli fame. If none of these words mean anything to you, brace yourself, you’re in for one hell of a gastronomic journey. While planning our visit to Barcelona, we hunted for something that would come close to El Buli, considering the once-in-a-lifetime experience had

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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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