By |2015-11-29T19:58:21-05:00November 29, 2015|Travel|


I had never been to Spain and don’t speak a word of Spanish. But the allure of Barcelona won us over and in a short three days we rebooked and rearranged our travel.

I could write paragraphs of our very great dilemma about going to Paris after the tragic events there of that Friday evening in November. It was a very, very difficult decision to make but in the end we decided to change our plans.

And, practically speaking, this also meant we needed to rethink our travel wardrobes. We had been prepared for Paris and cooler weather.…. coats, boots, sweaters etc. But Barcelona? It would be in the 60’s every day with no rain, and the possibility of a beach day! That was a switch for us!

Let’s start with the hotel.

Lucky for me that so many of my friends here had been to Barcelona, love it, and had many recommendations for me. Best of all was the hotel:
Hotel Villa Emilia

Hotel Collage_wm These pictures don’t begin to do justice to this hotel. It was truly lovely. Small, in a residential area, with personal attention and very tastefully done.

From the hotel we had easy access to the Metro, parks, museums […]