All posts by Justine Ancheta

My Dream Food Road Trip in Spain

Imagine this — taking a relaxing road trip around Spain, looking at the olive trees on the scenery, and stopping by historic towns with thousands-year-old cathedrals. AND eating the delicacy of the

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BonAppetour Experience: Dining with Catalan locals + friends

“We’re all virgins here!”, says Teresa, our host and chef debonaire. My friend, Ben from Driftwood Journals, invited me to join this “dine with locals” food experience with

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Greenery, Gravel, and Metal: Poblenou’s Modern Park

So what do you think of the phallic-looking Torre Agbar design? “Interesting and strange,” you say. Well if you like the tower’s quirky, modern design – by French architect Jean

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Wandering the Whitewashed Streets of Sitges

Just 35 kilometers from Barcelona, Sitges is that ideal not-too-far-away escape from the city. Because of its microclimate, there are 300 sunny days of the year. And I can say that I’ve never witnessed a

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El 58, Mouth-Watering Tapas in Poblenou

A bit quirky and vintage on the inside, El 58 on the Rambla de Poblenou is a laidback spot for tapas and drinks on any day. I came here for weekday lunch when it opened at 1pm, and the crowds slowly trickled

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Minimal and Hip: Federal Cafe in El Gotic

Federal Cafe in El Gotic works a modern vibe. Two Australian guys, Tommy Tang and Crick King, opened its doors just last year after the success of the first location in Sant Antoni. Apparently, they’ve

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Eating at Els Quatre Gats, Picasso’s Former Hangout

“Umm. I’d to like paint some of my art for your walls. I like chillin’ here with my artist buddies, it’s fun, ” a 17-year-old Pablo Picasso says to Pere Romeu, the owner of Els Quatre Gats. “Sure. Maybe

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Ideal, a family-friendly cafe restaurant in Poblenou

Post updated February 17, 2018. Brrr! We finally have cold weather after a questionably warm December. You know me, I love the sun, but when you’re just wearing a light sweater in mid-December in Barcelona,

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The Beautiful Medieval Old Quarter of Cáceres, Spain

I knew I was going to get a real holiday treat this winter: I was going to Cáceres, a city of Extremadura, one of Spain’s poorest regions per capita. You see, I’d been itching to go somewhere new

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The Romantic Medieval Town of Besalú

It’s amazing that Besalú — a town of weaving cobblestoned streets —  has managed to stay so intact since the Middle Ages. Its Romanesque bridge dates back to 1075. And although it’s been reconstructed

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