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October 2, 2012


Barcelona from Katie Schaitel on Vimeo.

A man called Gaudi, a beach on the Mediterranean, thriving culture of design and a world of rock climbing near by…these are the admirable assets of Barcelona.

Barcelona Breakdown

1. Sweet design pops up here and there – chairs, restaurants, bars, streets, buildings, retail and food. However the godfather of design whom we know as Gaudi picked Barcelona to build some wild buildings – Lady Gaga would hire him – if he were alive – i’m sure, to design her house.

2.The surrounding crags of limestone for rock climbing, whereby there lies one of  the most beautiful sitting spots in the world at Sant Lorenc de Montgai.

3.There is a beach that lines the city lapping up the crystal clear Mediterranean- ahhh, yes please.

Sweet looking functional design is everywhere here.


Hello, yes, I will come and sit on you!

Antoni Gaudi is genius.

Gaudi building on Passig De Gracia

Park Guell-  Gaudi


Places to stay:

$$$ AirBnB apartment in the center of town

A cheaper option is to rent this GREAT GREAT WONDERFUL apartment in the heart of Barcelona – super peaceful at night, and sooo central to walk everywhere you want and need to :
Rent this apartment –

$$$$ Beautiful hotel for a good price |||  The Market HOTEL |||

Looking for a suave room for a few nights: The Market Hotel is a hidden gem, with a SUPER BAR and even BETTER RESTAURANT!  A slight bit out of the way, but only 10 minutes to the center.  ask for room 208 or if you want a little nicer room – go for 307 – or any of the suites down below. ; )

$ If your not rich ||| Equity Pointe Central |||

$$$$$ If you’re super rich ||| The W HOTEL |||










TApAS 24 $$$$ but incredible quality of tapas



Barcelona  $$$$

There are lots of restaurants, you will not starve…;-)

Celebrate your day with a SUNSET DRINK

 a pequina bottella de Cava – on the top floor of Cortes Des Ingleses department store at Plaza Catalunya. OR head up to the ECLIPSE BAR on the 25th floor of the ocean front W Hotel for a mojito.



Two hour drive from Barcelona. World class sport climbing – a little more challenging grades though.


October 3, 2011

||| GREECE |||


January 13, 2011


France, travelled by the beauty of the glorious sea, is, one of the highlights of life. I personally find Europe slighlty busy, being Canadian and all, and travelling inland amoungst all the people is uncomfortably manic, albiet part of the experience. So when I hit the decks of this catameran and set sail for 5 days I unravelled an unknown passion for travel by the sea.

Here is the video of our trip, in a nutshell….