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Vivian Herzog

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The 13 best gay bars in Barcelona

The 13 best gay bars in Barcelona

Barcelona’s gay bars are electric. No matter your sexual preference you are in for some heck of a night here, one filled with great vibes, great drinks and even better dancing. There is an extremely dynamic LGBTQI+ scene in Barcelona that attracts visitors from all over the world. The major events on the calendar bring the crowds, but the gay bar scene here is a seven days a week extravaganza where the good times never stop. There is plenty of variety too, from exclusively lesbian bars to more stripped back spots offering food and conversation in equal measure. The nightlife here is world-famous, and the best gay bars in Barcelona are a vital part of that. 

12 best tapas bars in Madrid

12 best tapas bars in Madrid

If you’re on a quest for the best tapas in Madrid, you’ve come to the right place. You don’t have to tell us twice that we’re in one of the best cities for enjoying tapas. The Spanish capital boasts more bars than any other city in the country, and it’s the perfect place to hop from one to the next sampling each spot’s speciality. Tapas are hot right now – but it’s not like they ever went out of style. So if you want to taste the most authentic version of Spain and eat like a local, here are some of our top choices, from seafood delights to patatas bravas, from our favourite tapas bars in town. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best bars in Madrid

Getaways in Spain you can take without leaving your sofa

Getaways in Spain you can take without leaving your sofa

We’re all spending a lot more time in 2020 staying at home than we might have imagined. But thanks to the internet, that doesn’t mean we have to give up travelling completely. If you’re looking for a way to make your staycations more exciting, we’ve got seven virtual holidays around Spain lined up for you. And even better, there’s no packing, no hassle and no planning required. 

13 positive outcomes to focus on during times of quarantine

13 positive outcomes to focus on during times of quarantine

It's hard to find good news in the middle of a pandemic as devastating as the one we're facing now. But not only does good news exist, it's critical that we share it. So we've set out to highlight some of the good things about global confinement. For a little while, let's try to put the anxiety aside and look at the glass half-full. 1. A decrease in pollution It's been a long, long time since the air in Madrid was as clean as it is right now. By considerably decreasing the amount of street traffic (the primary cause of pollution in the Spanish capital), the city has freed itself of much of its usual exhaust fumes. During the first three weeks of quarantine, the contamination in Madrid's metropolitan area was reduced by 50 percent according to data from Greenpeace and Ecologists in Action – similar to what we've also seen happen in China and Italy. 2. Mutual support among neighbours It's a fact: these days many of us are getting to know our neighbours better than we ever have. People with whom we previously might have exchanged only a cordial nod are now critical parts of our virtual networks. With country-wide confinement, neighbourly support efforts have emerged. Younger members of the community are concerned about the health of elderly neighbours and are looking after them by doing their shopping or taking out their rubbish. Offers of babysitting have come up for parents with essential jobs, neighbours are playing bingo across balconies, and communities are even enjoying

The 9 best Barcelona walking tours

The 9 best Barcelona walking tours

Looking for great, outside-the-box Barcelona walking tours? No matter how easy and convenient Barcelona’s public transport system is, everyone knows that the best way to explore a new city is on foot. Whether you’re an art buff or a history nerd, a foodie or a wine connoisseur, this list is sure to lead you somewhere new. Follow your in-the-know guide to a deeper understanding of Barcelona and you’ll see why it’s so easy to fall in love with this magical city. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Barcelona