So I'm lounging on my couch after two late nights of partying in Medellin, waiting to be picked up by some new friends to spend the night at a finca (country house) for the first time, when Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations comes on the TV. It's an episode on Spain, and the second segment is shot at a tapas bar in Barcelona. It looked VERY familiar...and then … [Read more...] about Quimet and Quimet – Barcelona’s Best Tapas
Thankfully not my Capital One credit card, which I had left in my money belt back at the hostel (locked in the top part of my backpack, which I didn't bother to put in the hostel locker). And it wasn't really a wallet I'd been using. I had purchased a small hemp-made pouch with the Rastafarian Lion of Zion stitched into it at the weekend market in Bangkok 6 … [Read more...] about What’s In Your Wallet?
I'm on the bus to Madrid. 8 hours, a long haul. About last night... I got a bit of rest at the hostel and took the metro to the stadium, Camp Nou. It was pretty easy. Got to the gate at 8pm, but they didn't open until thirty minutes later. I waited in the cold with the other early arrivals. Once inside the gates, I found my portal which was amongst a small section of … [Read more...] about FC Barcelona v. Atletico Madrid
I took the metro to La Sagrada Familia, the grandiose yet unfinished cathedral of architect Antoni Gaudi. Upon exiting the metro station, I turned around to catch my first glimpse of the northern facade. Aye caramba - it was hideous! I walked around the exterior to the southern entrance where I had a cup of coffee before buying a … [Read more...] about Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia And Barca’s Beaches
My train arrived in Barcelona at 11pm as scheduled. I took the metro a few stops, and walked five minutes to the nearby family run, year and a half old, Mambo Tango hostel. They pride themselves on a friendly, peaceful, clean, respectful environment. The young, dreadlocked Spanish owner, Toti, warned me about pickpockets in the city, and suggested securing my valuables … [Read more...] about Walking Barcelona By Day And Night