Barcelona? That sure is a funny name for a town in Israel. That ranks up there with Rangoon, West Virginia or Seville, Georgia (pronounced "SE.ville") or Naples, North Carolina (no gondolas there).
Cataloanianly, Ort. Carlton in Odd-Enough (especially with me in it!) Athens, Georgia.
when your in Israel.. please please please have some St. Peters fish for me.. and a falfel and ::grins:: I miss Israel.. I envy you, I lived there for a year on Kibbutz. Have a wonderful time and if you can get there.. go to the Meir Sharem and you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped back into 18th Century Poland… enjoy yourself
While in Barcelona never mind what to eat …………….. concentrate on what to smoke…. Barcelona is the biggest importer of Cuban cigars ………….. a cigars smokers paradise even better then Havana itself ……
Danimal.. when your in Israel.. please please please have some St. Peters fish for me.. and a falfel and ::grins:: I miss Israel.. I envy you, I lived there for a year on Kibbutz. Have a wonderful time and if you can get there.. go to the Meir Sharem and you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped back into 18th Century Poland… enjoy yourself
Barcelona – go to Boqueria Market off Ramblas – there is a little stand to the right on the front of a row – Pinotxo (Pinocchio) not to be missed – it’s tapas but wonderful! Ask what’s fresh or just let them fix you some – the sardines are excellent. Then walk around the market and take in all the sights – it’s my most favorite place in the world I think. The fruits and vegetables are SO fresh – you can smell the strawberries from 20 feet away and they taste as good as they look and smell. Be sure to get fresh Spanish Marcona (bitter) almonds – you will get a bitter one every once in a while but these almonds are unlike any other almonds you have ever had.
I can’t tell you the name of it but I can tell you as you walk up Ramblas toward the Placa de Catalunya there is a gelato place on the right side of the street – think it is up from the KFC (yes KCF) – we think it is the second best place to get gelato in Europe.
Tapas Tapas is an okay place – fun definitely get the toasts with the beef and the calabres blue cheese with sangria!
I can’t remember the other places so they must not have been anything I would recommend. Generally the little sidewalk cafes on Ramblas are NOT where you want to eat – high priced, touristy and only marginally good.
Also make a trip into Les Cortes Ingles – it’s an everything store – upscale clothing and accessories, electronics, tourist souvenirs, hardware store, home improvement and grocery complete with wines and such. We love walking through their grocery and taking a bunch of stuff back to the hotel.
And the last hotel we stayed in was great – had this huge breakfast bar that was open 24/7. YOu could get water and beverages, nuts and olives any time you wanted – think they even had wines on it so we used that a good bit.
I’m traveling with my family to Barcelona, Spain and then on to Israel next week. Does anyone have Barcelona recommendations? In Israel, we’ll be spending time in Haifa and Jerusalem – looks like a lot of great choices there, according to a guide book I have.
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