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Iberia LAX-BCN $368 Jan-May, SFO-BCN $523 AA late June

Oneworld airlines have Los Angeles to Barcelona on sale in mid-$300s for travel departures January to May 2019. San Francisco to Barcelona is available for summer travel departures in late June at $523 with American Airlines. These are Basic Economy fares with no checked bag or advance seat purchase. Ticket prices drop again in September…

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Traveler Impressionism in Costa Brava, Spain

Spain was a Salvador Dali-like experience for me of time moving like melting clocks through a landscape of history, culture, and modern life. The persistence of memory from 12 days wandering or being guided through Catalonia left me with a trail of traveler impressions. My wife explains learning in this way to 5-year-old children she…

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Tranquilo life in Poblenou, Barcelona

I have to laugh at myself for my initial reaction last week to the Poblenou Barrio of Barcelona. Judging the neighborhood on the two blocks from the Llacuna Metro stop to the Holiday Inn Express City 22 is like judging the InterContinental San Francisco based on the approach from Sixth and Mission. Approach the InterContinental…

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Oh My Gaudi, I’m in Barcelona

I traveled today from the Barcelona Airport to 22@ in the city, formerly known as the “Catalonian Manchester” for its heavy industrialization in the 19th century. If I had actually researched Barcelona prior to my visit, then chances are I would not have booked the Holiday Inn Express – City 22. That is why I…

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