Budget Barcelona – Sightsee and Save Money

Want to visit Barcelona but have a tight budget? Here are some of the things I did to sightsee yet save money.


Frugal Tourism in Barcelona

Want to see Barcelona but not spend a fortune? To give you some ideas, here are a few things I did:  Continue reading “Budget Barcelona – Sightsee and Save Money”

My Top Attraction in Barcelona – Palau de la música catalana

The Palau de la música catalana stole my heart, a stunning building, renowned for its superb acoustics, Catalan Art Nouveau at its best.

It is a love poem written with mosaics and stained glass, dedicated to the joy of music.

You’ve probably heard of Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, Casa Mila (La Pedrera) or Casa Batlló. But when I saw the Palau de la música catalana, it was love at first sight, taking the #1 spot on my list of must-see attractions in Barcelona. Continue reading “My Top Attraction in Barcelona – Palau de la música catalana”

Solo Travel For Women

Do you hesitate – or refuse – to travel alone? Think  it may not be safe? Worried you’ll be bored?

As an older solo female traveller, this is what I’ve done to cure solo travel apprehension.

Why Go Alone?

On my last few trips to Europe and the U.K., I traveled on my own, and as every solo traveler knows, there are advantages to this type of vacation: Continue reading “Solo Travel For Women”

My Dream Shatters – Barcelona’s Liceu Opera House

My knees crack against the seat’s armrest.

Without so much as an “excuse me”, “permiso” or even the Catalan equivalent of “get the hell out of my way”, a woman shoves past me and into her seat next to mine. Since I have an aisle seat, I’m first in the line of fire, with no other bodies next to me to cushion the blows and give fair warning of impending injuries. Continue reading “My Dream Shatters – Barcelona’s Liceu Opera House”