Hopping to the other side of EUROPE!

Have a cup of tea and enjoy reading about our journey, since we are hopping from one side of the Old Continent (where we were in February), to the opposite one (now in March)! Barcelona and Lisbon, here we come!

To tell you the truth, wasn’t sure how to write the Barcelona/Lisbon trip experiences of mine, since we all know everything there is to know about these two European cities, right? All of us have those photos from Park Guell or Sagrada Familia, and we all cruised the streets of Lisbon in that yellow tram car. But than again – Gaudi was one of the main reasons I even went to Barcelona! The charm of those narrow, steep, cobbled streets of Lisbon is something I will always remember!

And so, I have decided to write one anecdote accompanied by an article series (twice a week as usual), and to try to describe the impression of these two amazing cities, the one that I had. There is a saying (very true in my opinion), that “the truth lies in the eye of the beholder”. So, this month I invite you to see Barcelona and Lisbon through my eyes, and to meet Antoni Gaudi and Vasco da Gama the way I have “met” them.

There will be Glimpses on Tuesdays and Fridays as usual, and Article series on Wednesdays and Saturdays (easy to find in the upper menu or among links below). About half of the month is dedicated to Spain’s Barcelona and the other half to Portugal’s Lisbon. The only reason that one comes after the other is that I have arrived to Barcelona first, flying to Lisbon five days later, and than going back to Barcelona to catch a flight home. The stories are thus in chronological order.

Ready? Well than, let’s go and visit these two amazing cities together!

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Glimpses of BARCELONA/LISBON:

DRAGGING SMALL SUITCASE UPWARDS (1)
CHIQUITA IN LA RAMBLA (2)
THERE’S PICASSO, JUST AROUND THE CORNER! (3)
STEPPING ON JOAN MIRO (4)
ACHING FROM FLAMENCO… AND MY SHOES (5)
LOSING YOUR HEAD OVER THE CITY! (1)
VIEW OF TAGUS TO WAKE UP TO (2)
EVOKING SARAMAGO, AND A “SCAR” OR TWO (3)
A FADO FAREWELL (4)

BARCELONA/LISBON, articles:

FACING THE DRAGON (1)
WASP’S NEST AND 18 SPIRES (2)
OFF TO FIGUERES TO DREAM WITH DALI (3)
THE WHOLE OF SPAIN IN ONE VILLAGE (4)
THE CITY NAMED BY HANNIBAL (5)
LEGACY OF WORLD DISCOVERIES (1)
UP THE STEEP COBBLED STREETS OF ALFAMA (2)
STRICT, AND YET MISCHIEVOUS (3)

 

BARSELONA/LISABON, Crtice:

KAD VUČETE KOFER UZBRDO… (1)
„ČIKITA“ U LA RAMBLI (2)
ENO PIKASA, ODMAH IZA UGLA! (3)
KAD GAZITE PO MIROU (4)
KAD SUZE UDARE OD FLAMENKA… I CIPELA (5)
KAD IZGUBITE GLAVU ZBOG GRADA! (1)
BUĐENJE UZ POGLED NA TEŽO (2)
SEĆANJE NA SARAMAGA I PONEKI “OŽILJAK” (3)
ZBOGOM UZ FADO (4)

BARSELONA/LISABON, novinski članak:

LICEM U LICE SA ZMAJEM (1)
OD „GNEZDA OSA“ DO 18 STUBOVA (2)
PRAVAC FIGERES, U DALIJEVE SNOVE (3)
ČITAVA ŠPANIJA U JEDNOM GRADU (4)
GRAD KOME JE HANIBAL NADENUO IME (5)
ZAOSTAVŠTINA VELIKIH ISTRAŽIVAČA (1)
UZ STRME, KALDRMISANE ULIČICE ALFAME (2)
STROG, A NESTAŠAN (3)

 

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