Barcelona, Part 1

At the beginning of the summer, my parents were visiting and once again graciously stayed with our girls here in London so M and I could have a little getaway. We spent four nights in Barcelona, were we appreciated the sights, the weather, the artistic genius of Pablo Picasso and Antoni Gaudí, and of course the food and drink.

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We flew out of London on Thursday night, on a very rowdy budget airline flight with a stag (bachelor) party and a boys’ football club (probably ages 8-10?) whose parents let them run wild.

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The “stag” on our flight

Fortunately, the man next to us on the plane was a nice Barcelona local and helpfully gave us a bunch of restaurant recommendations. (And as always happens with us on international trips, we ran into him again later that weekend, on a random street. Does this happen to anyone else? Is there a term for this phenomenon?) Continue reading

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New Year’s in Mallorca

Yes, this post is about how we spent New Year’s Eve. Better end of April than never, right?

My parents were once again amazing to keep the kids for us in London for a few days, so M and I escaped the darkness of the English winter and jetted to warmer, sunnier Mallorca (also spelled Majorca), a Spanish island.

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Marrakech, Part 3: Street Food Tour

{Read Marrakech, Part 1 and Marrakech, Part 2}

One of the things M really wanted to do in Marrakech was go on a street food tour. This one had very high ratings online, and it did not disappoint. Even if you don’t eat at every stop (I certainly didn’t want to), you will not go hungry! We both really enjoy learning about different cultures through their food, and this tour offered just that.

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