¡Adiós Barcelona, Bonjour Paris

I have brought back a few extra kilos and left plans to return again. Gaudi  will have to wait,  Catalan cuisine another time. I still want to play golf in Seville, enjoy the beaches in late fall and tour the monasteries, but all that will have to wait. I’m home.  Back to four degree (Celsius)…

Barcelona beckons

  I would have been glad to just sit at a sidewalk cafe somewhere, people watch and feel the sun on my face. We escaped Paris for a few days to take in some sun and Barcelona did not disappoint. Did the tourist thing yesterday, the Barcelona Bus Turistic, Part 1. Has early drinks at…

Zahara Lounge Bar, Barcelona

Friday night was our night of discovery. After our day out doing the tourist thing on the Bus Turistic, we had sundowners at Zahara– a lounge bar on the waterfront- not the glossy side, more the worn, weathered and less touristy. Had well-made mojitos, wine and listened to lounge music. I’ve said before that cocktails,…

Wishing you happy holidays!

Merry Xmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah…whatever it is that brings you together with your loved ones this time of the year. Do celebrate it well and hope it’s a great one! For us it will be a crispy one. Gave up a sunny, braai-filled, golf-playing South African summer this year for a chilly, vin chaud-fuelled,…