Hotel Colón, Barcelona: La Seu Cathedral premium view

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Luc and Alison check into the Hotel Colón, in Barcelona, Spain. And are delighted to find they really do have a room with a view: the Plaça de la Seu and the la Seu itself, the beautiful Barcelona Cathedral.

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Barcelona restaurant reviews

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Barcelona is a food city. Go hungry and open-minded. The best meal you have may be tapas from a beachside café. But also do some research in advance to ensure you don’t always drop into to the first restaurant you see – as there are many.

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Ibiza Island Tour highlights

Luc, the sea and lighthouse on Portinatx coastline, Ibiza, Spain

Our trip featured 5 locales: Las Salinas, Sant Josep, Portinatx, Sant Antoni and Santa Eulalia. Each are unique in landscape and personality. We agreed the tour was very informative, but did not agree on the $ value.

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Ibiza, Spain: Arriving to fun, sun, beach and four-star Hotel Garbi

View of Playa d'en Bossa beach from Hotel Garbi balcony

This post begins the chronicle of our May 2009 trip to Ibiza, Spain. We stayed at Hotel Garbi located right on the beautiful Playa d’en Bossa beach.

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Barcelona Travel Photos: La Boqueria market to tapas

Amazing fruit display at La Boqueria Market in Barcelona, Spain.

Luc and Alison Travel Blog Barcelona, Spain vacation photos. Includes photos of Barri Gothic, La Rambla, La Seu, the Plaça de la Seu, La Boqueria, Plaça de Catalunya, the Jean Miro Foundation, Frank Gehry’s Peix, Hotel Colón, Restaurante Cavamar, Bodega Latinaja, El Pi Antic, Restaurante Sailor, Classic Gotic and La Botiga.

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Ibiza Travel Photos: Capturing the island’s multi-faceted landscape

Dancers at Medieval Fair in Ibiza, Spain

Luc and Alison Travel Blog Ibiza, Spain vacation photos. We were based in Eivissa. Highlights include a boistrous Medieval Fair, delicacies from Ibiza’s Gastronomic Festival, a wonderful meal by Chef David Roman of La Torreta Restaurante, an island tour that featured Las Salinas, Sant Josep, Portinatx, Sant Antoni and Santa Eulalia – and a delightful stay at Hotel Garbi.

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Barcelona Shopping: Great deals at La Manual Alpargatera and Massimo Dutti

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What trip is complete without some shopping?  I say this in with no hesitation: travel shopping is cultural experience.

And no where is that more true than La Manual Alpargatera, which started as an espadrille workshop in the 1940s, just after the end of the Spanish Civil War. Each each customer is served with the utmost attention. So give yourself over to the expert eye of the sales ladies, and be patient, as time stands still in this dusky little shop.

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