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Enoteca, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Whilst staying at Hotel Arts, we were lucky enough to be able to dine in their two Michelin Star restaurant, Enoteca, overseen by renowned Catalan chef Paco Pérez, who holds five Michelin Stars to his name.

Hotel Arts, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

We were really excited about where we were staying for the night on the fourth day of our Barcelona trip as we were booked into the infamous Hotel Arts. Situated on the beach front at Port Olimpic, Hotel Arts is a tall white skyscraper with a big gold fish sculpture at the front of the hotel, which can't be missed.

B Hotel, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Since the weather was so nice, we decided to head up to the roof and sunbathe for the afternoon and spent a lovely afternoon relaxing reading our books and even braved a dip (it was May!) in the infinity pool as it looked too nice not to try.

A Matador Learnt Just What Happens When The Bull Fights Back

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

A matador had to have a testicle removed after he was struck by a bull's horn during a bullfight. Marco Galan was taunting the bull in Spain's larg...

Melia Barcelona Sky, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

For our second night in Barcelona, we caught the Metro over to the other side of the city arriving at Poble Nou. For those who haven't been to Barcelona before, the Metro is extremely easy to use and is a quick and cheap way to get around the city.

Rooms Mates Pau Hotel, Barcelona - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

We arrived in Barcelona for five nights last month on a sunny Monday afternoon, after spending three days in Girona at a friends wedding. The drive was around an hour and a half and we dropped the rental car at Barcelona-El Prat airport before catching the Airport Bus into one of the main squares, Placa de Catalunya.

The Aigua Blava Cookbook #1

Linda Duffin | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Linda Duffin

This is a preamble to sharing a series of the recipes we've cooked together over the years. Some of them are Spanish, some specifically Catalonian, others are an English take on Mediterranean ingredients.

Military Airbus Plane Crashes In Spain

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.05.2015 | UK

Spanish media sources are reporting a military Airbus A400M has crashed in a field near Seville Airport shortly after taking off on a test flight. ...

'Moving to Spain with Children' by Lisa Sadleir, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Parents
Matthew Hirtes

The book begins with a daunting contents section. Perhaps this is meant as a metaphor. As Sadleir advises any family planning on relocating to Spain to research, research, and then go and research some more.

13-Year-Old 'Kills Teacher With A Crossbow' At School

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

A 13-year-old boy allegedly armed with a knife and a crossbow has killed a teacher and injured at least four pupils at a school in Barcelona, Spain. ...

Arriving in Madrid: Big Brother, Business and Bank Holidays

Rosie Snowball | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Rosie Snowball

The Spanish are overwhelmingly friendly, living up to their positive stereotype. On my first day at work I was introduced to a thousand people, who all looked genuinely content at the prospect of working with a hindrance of a foreign intern.

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona, Part Two

Roberta Verdant | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

Last week, I fell in love with Barcelona. Some cities just make beautiful sense. Barcelona is one of them. Long, straight Roman roads to follow, squares thronged by palm trees. Great architecture, café culture, the beach.

Elderly British Expat Couple Found Dead In Xalo, Spain

PA | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK

A British expat couple have been found shot dead on a sofa in their villa in a “sleepy” Spanish village. Expats Peter and Jean Tarsey, both 77...

Notes From a Housesit: Barcelona

Roberta Verdant | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I didn't know Barcelona before I came. In total I have nine days here. I picked people's brains for Barcelona recommendations before I arrived; it's such a much-loved city. Still, though, one of my housesitting pleasures is moving to my own rhythms.

Spain's Podemos Just Latest Victim of Toxic Venezuela Monster!

Asa Cusack | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Politics
Asa Cusack

Spain's traditional parties aim to halt the remarkable rise of Podemos by painting links to Venezuela as foreign intervention. Like many Podemos policies this is an import from Latin America. The good news is that it makes no sense. The bad news is nobody cares.

The Ultimate Foodie Weekend In Barcelona, Spain

Chloe Gunning | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

The history and culture of a place is best told through its cuisine. So, what better way to get to know Barcelona inside and out, than with a long weekend of food-based adventures? From Willy Wonka style treats, to a neighbourhood tour with a difference, to the most exciting, theatrical meal of my life... these are my top tips to satisfy your inner foodie!

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

Planet Appetite: Madrid Fusion International Gastronomy Summit 2015, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

We've all heard of those grand Chinese banquets with innumerable courses including delicacies like sea slugs and bird's nests, but at Madrid Fusion this year I caught a glimpse of the future. Goods from China dominate our shops but my suspicion is that Chinese food is going to take over our restaurant menus - and I don't mean chop suey and egg fried rice.

Disfrutar, Barcelona - An Evening of Magic and Theatre From Former elBulli Michelin-Starred Chefs

Chloe Gunning | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

There was plenty of magic in the process of receiving and tasting each course. However, this was just the first stage. It was heightened further by watching others receive their food, and gauging their delight and surprise.

The A-Z of Spanish Culture: Beyond Toros and Flamenco by Pilar Orti, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Considering myself to be a reasonably well-read connoisseur of Spanish literature, I looked forward to "Q is for Quixote: Great classic writers." With good reason, as it turned out. Yet I discovered that I didn't know quite as much about Spain's literary world as I thought with Orti introducing me to some authors I'd never heard of.

Planet Appetite: Walking Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Tenerife is the Canary Island famous for its sandy beaches and year round sunshine, but its Walking Festival is a good introduction to over 1500 km of hiking trials and there's plenty of luxury accommodation to salve your weary limbs and make your stay a comfortable one.

What's the Best Travel Advice You Can Give Yourself?

Chloe Gunning | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Throughout these journeys I have developed my own travel style. I know what I like and what I don't. I know the best ways to get what I want out of a trip. However, my attitude is very different compared to the way I approached travel ten years ago. So, how interesting would it be to go back in time and give my younger self some travel advice?

Why European Men Make Great Boyfriends

Katy Horwood | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

All is not lost however, despite English men being in short supply, mercifully, with London being the diverse mixing pot that it is, there is a welcome supply of Europeans relocating to the capital. Great for our economy, and more importantly, great for my sex life.

A Guide to the Perfect 24 Hours in Madrid

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

I felt a chill just from looking out of the plane window of as I travelled to Madrid. January is officially low season across Spain. A country that I have always thought of as being warm and drenched in sunshine, was looking more like the Scottish highlands!

Is Xavier Mascaró the Spanish Henry Moore?

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 04.04.2015 | UK
Lorenzo Belenguer

Expressing the underlying tensions of human life - opulence versus asceticism, pleasure versus fear - in which the presence of the figure could be considered a mere accident. Rather than individual sentiments; the whole of society is packed in each work.