What Hong Kong Can Learn from Barcelona

The Mercat dels Encants in Barcelona. Photo courtesy Fermín Vázquez The Mercat dels Encants rises like a mirage in the heart of Barcelona, the city shifting and shimmering across its enormous mirrored canopy. Completed in 2014, the structure is part of a vast redevelopment of the area around the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, but it […]

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Europe Through the Eyes of Others

Roma Barcelona Madrid

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Europe on Two Wheels

Barcelona by the sea Barcelona Over the hill in Madrid

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Barcelona: tapas et soleil?

Poble Sec, Barcelona Je viens de quitter Madrid, après un passage à Barcelona au préalable, question de me faire une opinion sur ces villes. Et quel regard : pas celui du citadin qui connait trop bien – et donc déforme – sa vision urbaine d’une cité. Plutôt celui du voyageur, curieux et anthropologue, qui n’a […]

Un descans a Barcelona

La vieille femme et l’homme, Graçia Débordement, Rambla de Raval

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Beaches Are For Cities!

Barceloneta, Barcelona, Spain Malecon, Havana, Cuba hTo, Toronto, Canada

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Barcelona: A Week in Snippets

Expats Even without knowing anything about Barcelona, I knew this was no place for the indie-minded traveller looking for the pristine virginland or the earnest college student bent on “finding himself”. Being neither, I nevertheless found myself fleeing to the English-speaking sanctuary that is the Elephant bookstore, wondering aloud if this jet-lagged, high-strung boy had […]