The mysterious gardens of Dr Josep Altimira

Nestled between busy streets and apartment buildings in the Tibidabo region of Barcelona remains a mysterious garden complex once owned by the eccentric, Dr Josep Altimira – a Freemason stock market investor dubbed the ‘Count of Monte Cristo’ for his fabulous wealth. Built around the 1860s, the gardens were part of a much larger plot … More The mysterious gardens of Dr Josep Altimira

Exploring an abandoned water park in Sitges

Searching for something obscure to do one early Saturday morning, we stumbled upon a google entry for Sitges Aquatic Paradise, an abandoned water park 35km southwest of Barcelona, in, well, Sitges. Described as being a ‘Spanish pearl’ by the Daily Telegraph, Sitges is known for its flamboyancy, welcoming locals and its vibrant gay nightlife. Taking only … More Exploring an abandoned water park in Sitges

Carrer dels Petons (Street of Kisses) — A romantic street with a dark past?

I love walking along Spanish streets. Cordoba, a town I lived in over winter, boasts some of the prettiest, whitest, most charming streets anywhere in Spain. Each year on these streets, the residents hold a competition to see whom has the most beautiful patio. This makes for the some of the most colourful, vivid scenes … More Carrer dels Petons (Street of Kisses) — A romantic street with a dark past?

Visiting a Dharma themed bar from the TV series LOST

I’m Lost. I’m struggling to think of where to begin my first blog post. Aptly, there’s probably no better place, as we, me and my partner, Luna, sip from a bottle of Dharma beer in a LOST themed bar in downtown Barcelona. Looking for something to do on a late Tuesday afternoon, Luna suggested we … More Visiting a Dharma themed bar from the TV series LOST