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A Gothic Café in Barcelona

When hot and tired and walking in a strange city there is no better feeling than spotting, in the distance, an unexpected refuge. A spark of hope lights up inside and one either exclaims and points immediately or, more prudently perhaps, catches and then quiets oneself in the superstitious belief that he who names luck […]

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A Classic Gin Joint in Barcelona

Barcelona seems to have a special affinity for gin.  When one walks into any watering hole in the city, the liquor most represented behind the bar will undoubtedly be gin.  It’s no surprise since a gin cocktail of any sort helps beat back the balmy heat of Barcelona.  And if a martini is your gin […]

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A Rustic Fare in Barcelona

Just steps inside the main entrance of one of Barcelona’s busiest municipal food markets sits the small counter resto Bar Pinotxo where one can enjoy some of the best eats on offer in the city. Once you fight your way through the crowds of the cavernous Boqueria Market off Las Ramblas and score one of […]

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A Worthwhile Wait in Barcelona

After meandering through the narrow allies of Barcelona’s Barri Gòtic, passing scores of nameless tapas bars, your Correspondent finally found Plaça de les Olles, home of the well-known Cal Pep.  Your Correspondent had been warned that there is always a line at Cal Pep and so he joined the queue and waited his turn.   Your […]

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