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Barcelona = bars, Jamon Iberico and Clara con Limón

I’ve been to Spain enough times now to know the following Breakfast wouldn’t be breakfast without a café con leche and summer wouldn’t be summer without sipping a clara con limón at a terraza on a long, hot night. Arguing over serranos and ibéricos is pointless but I’ll still try to argue with the best of ‘em. However I will …

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La Sagrada Familia …you’re still a piece of artistic crap

Well you would figure after visiting this thing for the 4th time, I would start to be sufficiently impressed. Nope! I’m always impressed by the sheer scale and size of this colossal art abortion, but nevertheless it is and will always remain to me … an abortion of art. However, I’m always laughing at the signs in there … and …

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How much does 31 days in Spain, Portugal and Morocco cost?

The most frequently asked question I get circles around the aspect of trip financing and time off. A random sampling of comments and questions I’ve gotten over the years are: “Are you a millionaire or something, because you’re always traveling” “What type of job pays that much? Can I get your job?” “How do you get so much time off?” …

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Getting from Barcelona to Montserrat … make the right choice!

I thought that getting from Barcelona to Montserrat for yet another day trip, that the whole thing would be a straight forward affair, but alas I am in Spain and I speak little Spanish, so nothing is every straightforward. Getting from Pep Ventura to Plaza Espana was easy enough but then trying to find the right train that takes you …

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I forgot how much I hated La Sagrada Familia …

Art is relative. Great art is relatively great. I don’t care how many people love the Sagrada Familia, I will always think that it is a piece of “artistic dogshit”. Not only is this monstrosity being funded by the Spanish government, ticket fees from people coming to gawk, UNESCO and probably the spawn of Satan, but the fact that Gaudi’s …

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