Wednesday, January 18

India to Barcelona made easy

A lot of Indians are now traveling to Europe for their holidays, and Spain is one of the top destinations on their list for its beautiful beaches, wonderful architecture and lovely people. No holiday to Spain is complete without visiting Barcelona and Madrid. One of the cheapest options available from India is to book a tour by Yatra using coupons from

A typical tour is 5-6 days long and currently costs approximately 2000 USD per person. The tours commonly start with a 2 days in Madrid to visit Golden Triangle of Art, Cibeles Palace and Fountain, Royal Palace of Madrid. However people like to spend more time in Barcelona for its rich architecture and beauty.

Sunday, January 1

Barcelona Holidays 2017: Some Good Reasons to Visit Us!

2016 is about to expire, disappear, vanish from our lives forever and ever and we will set eyes on the future that lies ahead like we and all human race have been doing from eons ago. We decide that maybe the next year, always considering the kind of calendar you use, all of our dreams may fulfill. Yearning for a blissful tomorrow is wonderful to shape up your optimism but if you do not take some preliminary steps that pave the way for it to really happen then everything will be as uncertain as the wheel of fortune or some cheap charade.

Not everyone has the same kind of dreams or plans, but traveling to other countries is the best choice to radically clearing up the background images behind your monotonous ordinary life. Barcelona might be the perfect destination awaiting to color your world next year. A city that will never disappoint you, not because I say so and live here, but because of lots of good reviews received daily online and in the streets. It is true that petty theft is alarmingly growing, and so you should take every precaution to see it coming, it is true that we have big crowds of tourists in the downtown area, well, like in Rome, Paris or any other major city, but there are numerous good reasons to 'take the risk':)

Things like the mild Mediterranean weather and the beautiful beaches should shift the balance in our favor

but of course, that is not enough. Our strong point besides the beautiful waterfront, the mountains, the two rivers, the wonderful nightlife, the excellent food, the affordable prices, the kindness of the people, the efficient services of architecture. Arts and culture is what we are really good at.

Perhaps you should take a glimpse at my modest work throughout these years to get a small tapa of our city before ordering main course: Barcelona Holidadys 2017

Here is a suggestion to start planning your visit: Barcelona holidays 2017 offered by the specialists at Sunmaster

Saturday, September 3

Sagrada Familia: Ceiling Detail

Here are a couple of images put together portraying details of the ceiling inside Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. There are many of these ornaments that remind me of royal seals or who knows, cava corks. Anyway,I just wanted to show you yet another beautiful spot of this magnificent masterpiece of art. I hope to recover my normal posting soon. I never find the right moment to find the strength to get into blogging again.

Monday, May 30

Barcelona Attempts to Regulate Impact of Tourism in the City

Last year Barcelona had the pleasure of giving accommodation to 8.303.609 travelers. This astonishing figure, that represents an increment of 5,4 % against previous year, would please the majority of local citizens and institutions if it weren’t for the fact that all in all they spent 2,1% less than in 2014. Low budget tourists increase in spite of the fact that the economy is getting better thanks to the constant flow of cash that evidently creates new jobs especially during the high season. During a whole decade, low cost travellers have been the general tendency in the city so according to many, new regulations should be implemented. Starting this year, representatives of hotel sectors, local authorities and boards of neighborhood members managed to reach some sort of agreement that controls the impact of tourism per areas in the city without restraining the successful figures of the Catalan economy.

 It is a fact that everyone has the right to travel according to their own pocket and it is difficult to apply the right of admission as if you were in a bar or something. Perhaps our town hall should read articles like this: Making tourism more sustainable

When it comes to low budget tourism it is inevitable to think of backpackers but as I said not everyone has the money to stay at Hotel Mandarin and you can find tight pockets in many illustrious hotels.

If you happen to be a backpacker and you want to visit Barcelona, you might consider this short list of hostels, quality and stylish hostels where you could vindicate your right to know our culture, enjoy your great holidays, study, find a couple, establish, integrate into our society or be a mere temporary visitor without no one telling you what you have to do and for the less amount of money you can pay. The only thing we ask is that you feel at home and you treat the city as such. By the way, this is valid for the spending kind too. Welcome to Barcelona everyone!

      • Casa Gracia 
      • St.Christopher's Inn 
      • Urbany hostel 
      • Kabul Hostel 

For those who simply want to search for the perfect hostel online, you could try