With little windy streets of cafes, bars and shops and open squares of lush greenery and outdoor bars, El Raval definitely has a laid back and local vibe to it. It is one of the lesser known areas of Barcelona for tourists but we were immediately fond of it and liked the fact it was less touristy and busy.
Myself and my small, close-knit ring of friends devoured the likes of Bliss, Sugar and J-17 for all our boy/girl insights and on occasion the more risky mag Look to study up on the Position of the Fortnight. Heady days indeed.
I'm in St Tropez at the start of the summer season, the playground of the rich and famous, and I'm staying at the Grand Dame, the Hotel Byblos. Anyone who's anyone has stayed here from the sixties siren Brigitte Bardot to modern-day A-listers.
Quitting your job without some kind of game-plan might sound exciting to some, but for others it brings on palpitations and hives. The perfect solution for you exists somewhere along a sliding scale where risk is directly proportionate to the degree of freedom you desire. Here are five strategies to help you decide on the right one for you.
The island of Madagascar plays host to an exciting array of rare wildlife and is home to mesmerising landscape. Its natural beauty is a one off and so is its story of existence. The unique way in which the island was formed and isolated from mainland Africa is the exact reason for its abundance of rare species, which are privileged to call Madagascar home.
This may sound like the ultimate luxury holiday, but it turns out you don't need Simon Cowell's millions to afford it. With just over £500 in your holiday fund, you too could be living the high life.
We know all too well that where you choose to rest your head can really impact on your experience of a place. That's why we've done all the hard work for you and put together our luxury boutique hotel picks in five of our favourite UK cities.
After some research, I found out that there was more to Denmark than endless winters, Nordic Noir and bacon. They also had a great work-life balance - something lacking in our fast-paced London existence - as well as a welfare state that looked after everyone. And pastries. And beer.
Not every gay couple is going to find this an issue and will be OK about compromising but I think it means more to me because after so many years in the closet, I am no longer willing to hide who I am.
From finding great family-friendly content to entertain kids on long journeys, to easy ways to extend your battery life and simple ways to prevent high data charges, those of you with Android phones (that's Samsung, Sony, HTC, Huawei, LG and more) should take note.
Cycling is in vogue right now and many cities across Europe are investing in cycling infrastructure in order to improve traffic conditions and promote green living. Here are ten cycle-friendly cities well worth discovering.
I'm sociable, I really am. Everyone I meet pegs me as an extrovert, the proverbial life and soul (burning bright but fast). I feed off interesting people like some kind of creature of the night, but afterwards I definitely need to recharge, assuming I haven't run out of battery mid-way through a party and am left standing paralysed in the full beam of small talk (or hiding in the loo, as above).
In recent times I've banged on a lot about my foundations. Thankfully, for now, my health/care/equipment/housing/finances/relationships are in a good place. Of course I'm always protecting, fighting and securing these. But overall I'm in a place where I can enjoy them, and concentrate on new and exciting things.
Many air passengers suffer minor symptoms, such as fluid collecting in the lower limbs causing swollen legs and ankles, but others experience more serious symptoms including a rapid heartbeat, palpitations, and breathlessness or coughing.
Around the world volunteers are making a real difference, reaching places where their services are truly needed. Whether they are helping in wildlife ...
The international students in the UK provide British universities with so much money, it would really not be detrimental to us in any significant way for them to work part-time or find graduate jobs after studying. Many of us Brits love to travel, study abroad, work abroad, and retire abroad. We need to be more open to those who wish to do the same in the UK.