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Spain Is Full Of Rich Culture And Tradition

Spain is amazing tourist destination for almost anyone. Whether you are a family taking a trip together, a retired couple getting away from your hometown, or a young couple honeymooning you will find the attractions to suit your tastes. You can visit the hot cities in Spain such as Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Benidorm, Murcia, and Valencia. Spanish cities will provide you with the best in shopping, museums, nightlife, and dining. Almost anything you would want in a major city, you will find in a Spanish city. Enjoy diverse Spanish culture as you sample local food such as Paella and other specialties. When you rent a car, you can explore more of the countryside and really get a good idea of life in a Spanish village. If you are a nature enthusiast then you can opt for a beach or a mountain vacation. The enormous Spanish coastline has enough beaches to keep you content for days at a time. If you enjoy hiking then the Pyrnees will be the perfect spot for you to hike or camp. No matter what time of year you visit Spain, you’ll be glad you came.

When you come to Spain, the culture and history should be at the forefront of yoru experience. Experience the hundreds of years of rich culture that Spain has to offer. From the Moors to the modern day, Spain is ripe with architecture and culture. You will be astounded by the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This magnificent church is still being built, but was designed and begun by famed architect Antonio Gaudi. If you travel to other areas of Spain you are sure to see ruins left from Roman times. These show the rich and diverse history of Spain. Also make sure to see the Moorish ruins that dot the coast of Spain. These show the legacy of Islam in Spain and are a sight to behold in this modern nation. No matter what your historical interest, you are sure to find something that catches your fancy. If you are an art lover, than make sure to check out the wide array of art that is found in Spain. Spain is the home of the famed Pablo Picasso and seeing his Guernica in Madrid is certainly a highlight of any Spanish vacation. If you are more of a shopper, than no fear Barcelona has your needs met. Check out the hottest in Spanish clothing and shoe designs in Barcelona.

If you are on a budget, you can still make Spain an affordable place to visit. Start by coming in the off-season, such as the winter. If you travel in the winter the hotel and airfare will be cheaper, but you will still have great mild weather. Once you are ready to book your tickets and accommodations, get online for all your needs. You can find great deals on airfares and hotel rooms by simply browsing the Internet from the comfort of your home. Rent a car to save money and time traveling around the country. If you are going with a large group this is definitely the way to go. You can be sure that there are accommodations for any budget. You’ll have a great time in Spain no matter when you come or what you do! So get online today and get on a plane to Spain tommorow.

Humor: Trying new foods

This slippery writer found a way to fiddle about foods and the “trying” of such, while wearing his gonzo hat and interpreting, with purpose, the “Trying” of the subject’s ” ‘Trying’ new foods” as devoid of the often septic task of eating the food in question. I try with my eyes sometimes. Some people say that, in fact, you can eat with your eyes. I say no such crazy thing. However, I am a subscriber to the notion that one can and often does, “try” new foods with their old eyes. In this word collection, I will convey the terror I endured when I was served shrimp in Spain. Yes, my dears, I was served shrimp … with the heads still connected! Looking right at me, no less… I dally. Here’s the deal:

My incident that led to a taut eyelock between myself and a dead sea pest began as a story of this type often does, with alcohol. Yes, a friend and my self strode through the rocky streets of Barcelona drinking super wine and chatting with the upbeat locals in Spanish that (remarkably) got better with each drink until we were outright fluent by drink cuatro (or seis, yo no se). Anyway, we ventured into a storefront that seemed ready and able to provide the necessary sustenance to prolong our night of revelry. It was a tapas bar, and we were content (a tad more tepid than my initial glee in finding a topless bar). Those who were under the employ of this petite establishment wore black, lots of it. Our mood was still gay. Food was on the way.

Now, every good American knows that late night food selection consists of a family of foods that look something like your liver at the time you ingest them. Fries, stale pizza, maybe a burger that resembles meat (if you’re lucky) are par for course. So, imagine my jubilation when there before me, in purple font, on the menu, stood proudly the letter that formed the words “Cooked Shrimp”. Sick joy rattled my drunken brain and, hence, frightened it into a stare (which was promptly erased from my face when the waitress arrived and yelled at me. Well, maybe it wasn’t at me (maybe she didn’t yell). Remember, I did not speak this language. Oh, and I was a bit drunk.

It was my turn and I proudly proclaimed that my order would be “Cooked Shrimp”. Ole! Despite a few strange looks from the table to my rear (I had unwittingly stroked the gentleman who sat behind me on his tush while fumbling for my wallet in my tush pocket – to check on my funds), I was on top of the world. I sat and melted into wonderful

Travel in Spain: Great free pocket travel guide of Barcelona from Flashbooking cheap accommodation website

Flashbooking chose to provide backpackers, students and families with a list of budget selected and independent accommodations worldwide, mostly run by locals, in order to promote an alternative tourism respectful of cultures and different societies. For this and other reasons Flashbooking is becoming a recognized source of information and services for who loves creating a trip by him/herself and book bed nights securely online.

Flashbooking cheap lodging solutions are all available for online bookings and divided by Countries. Travellers have free access to the updated list of Europe hostels and budget hotels, North and South America hostels, Caribbean and Central America hostels as well as for Asia cheap accommodations, Oceania youth hostels and Africa hostels.

Flashbooking’s happy travellers can book their rooms and beds not only in cheap hotels or cheap hostel Barcelona but also consider other budget accommodations in Bed and Breakfast, Guesthouses, Campsites, apartments, farm houses and much more.

Flashbooking accommodation database is easily available online and comes completed with all relevant information about youth hostel and hotel location and map, description, services, hostel contacts, customer ratings, six pictures and updated prices inclusive of taxes and services together with instant real availability.

Having the reservation final price is also convenient as it does give the transparency our users pretend while booking. Having the final total amount of your booking means you do not have to worry about other extra surprises!

Other reasons to chose Flashbooking? Flashbooking helps you saving money with a special promotion that allows travellers to earn money and credits of 1,5 euros by inviting other friends to subscribe and receive the monthly newsletter, rich of information about hostel and hotel deals. For each friend that sings up, our travellers get 1,50 euros: it is possible to earn up to 40 euros! These credits are immediately registered in the user’s personal online account ‘My Booking’ and at the reach of 40 euros they are automatically deducted to pay your online hostel reservations!!!

With the monthly newsletter, Flashbooking puts at travellers, students, volunteers free disposal some useful pocket travel guides of major European cities: the Amsterdam City guide, the London City guide, the Prague City guide, the Paris City guide, the Rome City guide, the Florence City guide, and the freshly issued Barcelona City guide!! For the Barcelona travel guide Flashbooking staff efforts concentrate on making it simple to read dividing the Barcelona centre in different districts with their relevant amenities.

The Barcelona free travel guide is full of essential hints on where to go, things to see, Barcelona’s Museums, Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlò, Casa Milà, Palace of Catalan Music, Foundation Joan Mirò, Picasso Museum, Macba, CCCB, Mnac, shopping mall and flea markets, quality places reasonably priced where to eat Spanish famous tapas, the Catalan cream or drink cava wine, clubs and discos, budget hostels and cheap hotel deals to book, emergency numbers and more. The free City pocket guide of the Catalan City contains, in just 9 printable pages, all the essential information and very good suggestions divided by areas: Barcelona Ramblas, Barcelona Barrio Gotico, Barcelona Example, Barcelona Raval, Barceloneta, Barcelona Montjiuc and Barcelona Rivera.

Barcelona is renown for its open and friendly international people, art museums and Art Galleries, the sea, the movida and cheap lodgings, classic itineraries in the Catalan region and a lot more to make a visit worth wise.

In general, Flashbooking guides have been written for giving the essential information about the most visited cities in the world and in particular for any traveller or first-time visitor. For a short visit, a week-end, a city break, these free pocket guides are useful printable and downloadable tools available online.

In the Barcelona City guide students, families and backpackers can get a large selection of cheap or low cost accommodation with plenty of low cost solutions in budget youth hostels, Bed and Breakfast, guesthouses, cheap hotel deals.

Flashbooking policy tends to privilege small and family-run hotels in order to promote an alternative tourism respectful of cultures and different societies.

So mates, we are looking forward to finding you THE budget accommodation that meets your needs and pocket for your next trip! Last but not least, if you wish to help us, you can either give your personal ratings of some accommodations, lodgings, bed and breakfast Barcelona, youth hostels and budget small hotels where you stayed, or enlarging the hostel offer by reporting some new hostel contacts!

Where to Find the One Way Car Hire

One way car rental is available through out the world. It is a relatively recent development within the industry, previously to hire a car and drop it off in an alternative location came with an expensive premium. If you are on holiday you can hire a one way hire car for no extra cost. If you are travelling with a lot of luggage one way car hire can be a very easy and convenient way of reaching your destination, especially if you are staying for a long time.

Many people enjoy building their own holiday today rather than relaying on a package deal. It is often a lot cheaper to find the exact accommodation you want and then book your flights and car hire separately. Quite often you can make very big savings through one airport and leaving the country from another. Hiring a one way car to make this journey is convenient easy and cost effective. When hiring a car you will save money by not having to use an airport taxi transfer or taxis during your stay. You can also explore the region at your own pace and visit some of the more obscure destinations and secluded areas where other tourists will find it hard to reach.

Why not take a mini road trip adventure and plan a route to explore during your stay. A good example for doing this type of trip comes when people are trying to visit Barcelona. Often fights are costly and unavailable direct to Barcelona many people are fly into Gerona or Zaragoza both are over 100 kilometers away; this is the perfect opportunity to hire a car and explore the surrounding area.

Between Gerona and Barcelona you can visit the many beautiful beach towns and villages which are dotted along the twisting coastal road there are fabulous views and you will see some of Spain missed by most travelers and do it all at your own pace.

Sometimes if the car hire company used is relatively small a premium is added to the price of the rental because they must pick up the car from where you have left it. Larger companies just specify that you drop it back to their local branch near to where you are leaving the vehicle this eliminates having to pay any extra costs. Make sure you shop carefully when you book your one way car hire.

We have spent a lot of time researching on the internet for the very best car hire prices. We believe to keep ahead of the competition and the best method of getting the cheapest prices is to use a comparison search engine. Car hire prices fluctuate regularly, by using a comparison engine you will be able to compare prices form over 25 companies at the same time bringing you the very best deals for that particular time. It also saves you trawling through many companies entering your details every time. Simply enter your requirements once and the search engine will do the hard work.

Especially when booking a one way hire car it is best to enquire and book as far in advance of your trip as possible. This will mean you receive the very best prices and ensure that there will be a vehicle available for you. Once you have obtained several quotes you should then have a look at the finer details of the package. Often prices look very similar but finer points of the hire package will be different; look out for companies offering comprehensive insurance without an excess’ or reduced rates on particular vehicles.

Don’t be forced to fly to and from the same airport and pay for expensive flights hiring a one way car can show you a part of Spain you would have otherwise been missing. Explore where ever you want to go it will bring your holiday a new sense of freedom and leave you with some life long memories of a great trip abroad.

Festival of Mercè in Barcelona

This festival takes places during 19th til 28th September in the centre of this fantastic city at various sites. A festival not only dedicated to the cultural aspect of Barcelona, but the fun aspect, this festival has been running since 1902 and is definitely worth a visit! Don’t miss out on this amazing festival, Barcelona apartments and Barcelona hotels get booked up quickly around this time.

This street party is held in honour of held in honour of Mare de Deu de la Merce, the Patron Saint of Barcelona. Perhaps my favourite part of the festival is the Giants Parade (23rd to 24th). These giants with effigies of kings, queens and nobles march through the streets of Barcelona. These huge figures tower above the crowds and spin around and around so the crowds can see them in all their glory. The Parade is often accompanied by small percussion groups that beat out a rhythm on drums as the Giants go by.

Be sure not to miss the night of dragons, eagles and devils that breathe fire on 20th September at 20:30 to 22:30 at Porta Cambó, av. Francesc Cambó, pl. Antoni Maura, Via Laietana, pl. Antoni López i Consolat del Mar. Be careful, because often fireworks and sparklers are sprayed onto the crowd, so it’s best to wear protective clothing. There are two types of “correfoc” (running fire) and this activity is thus known due to the people who dress up as devils and chase the crowds up and down the streets with bangers and hand held fireworks. The first correfoc is for children and is not as chaotic, but the second is for adults which is a lot wilder and happens later on in the evening.

On 21st Sep, the castellers takes place. This is the formation of a human tower, (which takes a lot of planning and practice), where a child is then invited to climb to the top, a skilled and slightly dangerous act, I can tell you! However, the suspense is wonderful and the crowds go crazy for this festival gem which normally takes place in Plaza Jaume.

Festivities aren’t just kept on the ground either, La Mercè also celebrates the sky with static hot air balloon flights, kite displays and other aerial exhibitions taking place throughout the festival on the city’s beaches. Keep your eyes peeled for discounts on Barcelona accommodation and free entrance to many of the city’s museums, including; the Picasso museum, the Museum of History of Catalonia, the Maritime Museum and many more. For other exciting features of the festival, check out the Centro de Cultura Contemperanea de Barcelona where you can view street theatre, Moll de la Fusta which will be giving centre stage to numerous circus acts and Plaza St Rei where various dance troupes and performing artists will be performing.

In Search of Hotels in Barcelona

About 2020 years ago, La Gran Encisera (the Great Enchantress) was named Cestrum after being captured by Romans. Today, Barcelona, as it is best known all over the globe, has transformed from the city conquered by other civilizations into a city of real historical value, avant-garde architecture, beautiful surroundings, amazing night life and subtle Latino Mediterranean feel.

Capital city of Catalonia, Spain, Barcelona is one of the most incredible and visited European cities in the world. With a population spanning over 4 million people (in the entire metropolitan area), Barcelona is without a doubt the city of countless marvels. Visiting such a desired and populated city, though, can be quite difficult, especially if there are lots of things to do and see and the time and budget are limited. But limited doesn’t mean impossible.

Taking into consideration all sorts of marketing strategies and trying their best to emphasize all possible competitive advantages, most Barcelona hotels compete in attractive offers regarding services, quality, price and location. And speaking of location, a huge problem concerning hotels in Barcelona, is how to do more things in a short time, moving as fast as possible. But if you think centered located Barcelona hotels might deserve some priority on your list, you should think again on this matter, because even if they are far placed, some hotels provide great transportation and guidance, besides welcoming its tourists with warmth and great services.

The best hotels in Barcelona can provide you with so much, just like the example given above. And if you think that in this European city “best” equals “high prices”, you should check that list again. Besides, being more affordable than other cities, Barcelona is also favored by frugal travelers that normally don’t spend more than 20 euros per day. For such economic tourists there are lots of hotels in Barcelona, like Hotel Jazz, that not only has low costs, but also provides quality and decent services. Also, with so many historic hotels in Barcelona, choosing a proper one to best suite one’s needs and financial possibilities and, also, one’s classic taste in medieval local history is another difficult thing to do. However, when staying at a Condes De Barcelona Hotel, you can’t get disappointed in any of such matters. Actually, almost anything convenient can be obtained out of hotels in Barcelona. For example, if you find yourself in a not so busy period looking for a room in a not so full Barcelona hotel, there are high chances to get one after bargaining for a better rate. Basically, there are no hotels in Barcelona that can not satisfy even the pickiest traveler.

Even though defying “best” is hard and subjective, saying “best” in matters of Barcelona hotels equals, at a given point, with a high star hotel. The four or five star Barcelona hotels, of course, even if they have steamy prices, they always make their clients happy with top class services like pool, fitness, tennis, sauna or impeccable room service. Some of the best hotels in Barcelona are: the Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel, located in the heart of Port Vell; Claris Hotel, which used to be a nineteenth-century neoclassical palace; Le Meridien Barcelona Hotel, located in the center of the city, close to the Liceo Opera House, the Museo Picasso and the Gothic Quarter; the Intercontinental Princess Sofia Hotel, which is close to the city’s exclusive shopping district; The Colon Hotel, overlooking the Cathedral of Barcelona; the Expo Barcelona Hotel, which is in the heart of the business district.

Another thing to be taken into consideration is deciding on one or two hotels, located in different areas, the purpose being that if you stay in the city for more than 4 days, you can check out other Barcelona hotels and, also, get to visit more places in a record time.

Barcelona hotels can make a big difference while visiting or just going away on business in the Spanish metropolis. But as big as the difference can get, the difficult it is to actually choose a hotel, especially if never having visited Barcelona before. So, at a given point, the matter of choice in Barcelona hotels can be tricky if you haven’t thought of some priorities before leaving home. Actually, hotels in Barcelona are tricky even if you did think of something. Looking for the best offer you encounter so many possibilities that you find it harder to make up your mind. Sure, not all Barcelona hotels are accessible, nor are they all as you wish them to be, but the Barcelona hotels market is so vast, that everything will seem attractive enough to be taken into consideration.

The purpose of this article was to point out some Barcelona hotels worthy to be looked over while you, the traveler, find it difficult to decide on what is best. Freedom of choice does pose some difficulties when so many options shift before your eyes. The hotels in Barcelona make no exception and offer an interesting experience just by taking a look at the various offers, not to mention by spending a few days in some of them.

A Guide to the Palau Congressos Barcelona Montjuic 1 Exhibition Centre

The Palau de Congressos de Barcelona is a large convention centre located in picturesque Montjuic in Barcelona. It is easily accessed via metro and bus transport connections from Placa Espanya, which is a 5 minute walk from the centre.

Getting There – Visitors have three options for arriving at the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona from Barcelona Airport. These include the Aerobus (or Express bus) service, the RENFE train and metro service, or regular taxis.

The Aerobus can be boarded outside any of the Airport 2 terminals. For the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, you will want to disembark at Placa Espanya. It takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive at your destination. The RENFE train can be caught from the airport to Barcelona Sants, where you would then take the metro (or subway) to Placa Espanya. This journey takes approximately 40 minutes. Additionally, a large taxi service operates outside the airport. They will charge approximately 22 Euros to take you to the city center plus an additional supplement for each suitcase that you are carrying. This is the fastest journey, taking about 20 minutes.

Once you arrive, you’ll find that there are hotels within walking distance of the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona Montjuic 1 Exhibition Center. Some of these include the Fira Palace Hotel, the Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, and the NH Sant Angelo: These are 3 and 4 star hotels. The 5 star Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel overlooking the Barcelona Port Vell marina with panoramic views of the Mediterranean is a short 10 minute taxi ride from the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona.

The centre is within walking distance of the Catalan modern art museum MNAC as is the Olympic stadium. Freddie Mercury sang “Barcelona” as the theme song for the Olympic Games that were held here in 1992. Every evening, the Magic Fountain of Montjuic-a water and music show-kicks into operation as entertainment for passersby. The timing of the show varies according to the time of year. With its easy accessibility to and from the airport, to hotels and rented apartments, and to entertainment and cultural points of interest, the Palau de Congressos de Barcelona in picturesque Montjuic is a terrific choice for an exhibition.

Barcelona Hotels—serving Travelers at Their Best

Barcelona, the capital and most populous city of Catalonia, is second largest city in Spain. Barcelona not only has a rich heritage, but also an important cultural center and major tourists’ destination. It is one of the cities with highest living cost in Spain. It is famous for parks and beaches. Parks include historic parks, urban parks, botanical parks and forest parks. Barcelona is a Mediterranean city because of its geographical location, history, cultural influence and tradition. With the onset of industrialization in 19th century, Barcelona experienced economic revival and spectacular growth.
Barcelona is not only a single city, but a collection of diverse cities. The visitors might not be familiar with its history, but the city preserves its historical center that has made it a chief center of tourists and in turn has led to the emergence of Barcelona hotels. Many of these hotels are located within the heart of city, with excellent metro and bus connection. Bus stop service is easily available; shopping centers are within reach of easy walking distance. Many of hotels Barcelona Spain are located near to beaches, to add fun and excitement in the life of its clients.
These Barcelona hotels are wonderfully designed with comfortable accommodation and several added features such as immediate attentive service, in-room facilities, recreational activities and warm hospitality. One can experience the comfort of home while being served at their rooms. But these luxurious hotels are not easily affordable by every tourist; so many cheap hotels in Barcelona have been established to suit the taste and budget of every traveler. These hotels offer discounts and provide all the basic facilities that are required by them. Some of the main tourists’ attractions that attract tourists and are responsible for income generation of these hotels owners are:-

  • The Eixample route- it is located near to central place in the city. The place is quite famous for eating and high class shopping. In its vicinity, lies the Placa Frances Marcia, Paseo de Gracia, and Ramble the Catalunya. These places are worth time spending.
  • Agbar tower- the glittering tower depicts the modern soul of Barcelona. The chief characteristic of this tower is its bullet shape, which symbolizes the progressive spirit and optimism about the future.
  • Parc Guell- it is a municipal garden and forms a part of world heritage sites of UNESCO. It was built by a wealthy businessman for the echelons of Barcelona society and is famous for its elegant design.
  • Cathedral de la Santa Cruzy Santa Eulalia- it is the most beautiful and impressive churches in the city, which presents an excellent example of the Mediterranean Gothic architecture.
  • Hotel reviews: Hotel Icaria, Barcelona – Part 1

    Our family travels quite often and as such are members of several major hotel chains. It comes in handy to rack up these points and obtain a free room for a night. This works out well in many cities throughout the world.

    However, there are no major chains in the center of our favorite city, Barcelona. This city offers a temperate climate and great museums. No matter where we visit in Europe, we make it a point to stay in this delightful city a few days.

    We discovered a lovely hotel named the Icaria BCN. It stands out as a small 4 star that is located two blocks from the Mediterranean; somewhat away from tourists in a lovely residential area that offers a 16 multi-plex that plays films in the original language. The area is known as the Olympic Village where by taking # 14 bus right in front of the hotel you can head to Port Vell, Las Ramblas and Plaza de Catalunya. It is a bargain at costing only 1.25 euros. The hotel is walking distance to Olympic port with numerous seafood restaurants. If you are an avid walker, the promenade will allow you to stroll along the waterfront. If you booked a cruise departing out of Barcelona, this is a great choice as it is a short cab ride to the port which will run 10 euros.

    The Icaria is very modern and chic without feeling pretentious. The standard room was quite large for European standards, sound proof, comfortable bedding and bed with quality amenities in the bath. The suite is large with a separate office area and includes a computer, so there is no need to drag a laptop. In the lobby, there are 3 computers gratis for all guests use also.

    The dining was excellent. Breakfast was a buffet with assorted breads, muffins, fresh fruit and smoked salmon. Dining at dinner had interesting choices not normally found in hotel dining and is prepared to order so anticipate a wait. But it is worth it and the pricing is very good. One night we ordered room service in which pricing is better than any hotel I have seen in the past. Some items are available 24 hours.

    The staff we came in contact with were professional and informative. The hotel has two outstanding members, Marta and Melchor at the front desk. They are pleasant, knowledgeable and very efficient. It is a difficult task when dealing with the public but they do so with ease and a smile, which is important. as it makes an excellent impression.

    For our future visits to Barcelona, we have given up on the Hilton and the Icaria BCN is where we choose to stay. The Icaria BCN hotel is outstanding in price, comfort and location.

    Dining in Barcelona, Spain

    Fish & Chips Snack Bar: a New Masala in Barcelona’s Ravalistan

    There is a new masala in Barcelona’s Ravalistan. The aptly named Fish & Chips snack bar and its Rambla de Raval location make an ideal match. A large flat screen telly serves for important matches, but the real entertainment is on the street as the river of life that is the new Ravalistan ebbs and flows through the open front of the snack bar-chipper in a sort of Mississippi Masala of “buen rollo” and cross-cultural confusion. Like a mushroom sprung up after October rains, the newborn chippy in front of Botero’s cat sculpture is already totally integrated into the mixing bowl-not-melting pot environment, attending to the needs of Pakistani waifs, special homeless clients, clubbers revving up or coming home, old time barrio residents, British tourists, and downmarket foodies in search of a perfect fry with hand cut chips. Diners not keen to take all this on board are probably not looking for meat pies or fish and chips.

    Pies, pasties and mushy peas

    In the pie and pasty department, the cheese and onion pasty tempted, but in the end I liked the chicken and mushroom pie best, with nice meaty chunks of chicken in it, and I piggishly polished off the whole sample instead of taking just a bite. The mushy peas and baked beans were equally delectable, although traditionalists will wish for more fat and sugar. I didn’t delve into those special British sauces or soft drinks, but they had an authentic look about them. Hand-cut fries are the gold standard of chipperdom and the large cod fillets are a good choice in today’s world. Batter’s personal, but here they eschew bullet-proof, greasy casings, and the breading is light and firm. The fry depends on who’s dipping and frying. It comes out best when it’s one of the owners, called Julie and Julia, from Liverpool and London. They’ve done a special course in Leeds and it shows. If you think frying fish in batter ought to be dead easy, try it at home some time.

    Fish & Chips is open daily from midday till about 2 or whenever, but no need to hurry down; they’ll be around for a good while. Wait for a good moment to sample the sensuous pleasures of the Ravalistan or to respond to a special feeling signaling a need that can be satisfied only by a nice order of fish and chips.

    Pulished in print in BCN WEEK. Online edition at http://www.bcnweek.com/