When travelling around the world you come across some amazing coffee places, and some not so great. If you’re like me, coffee is a necessity in the morning, I’m not saying I have an addiction… but if you want a response from me before 11AM, a black coffee is all I ask for. So, what…

Finally booked your first trip alone and you’ve never been so many emotions all at once? Don’t worry, its normal. Travelling alone is exciting, and terrifying all at the same time. Some people couldn’t imagine travelling solo, EVER, but if you have booked your ticket, you’ve already taken the courageous step out of your comfort zone.…

Coming to Barcelona soon? Backpacking around the world? Visiting family for the week? Well, I know that when I pack for any type of travel I always say I’ll just bring a few things, but end up sitting on my suitcase, with maybe even the help of a friend to close it. I’ve been searching…

Paella is a typical Spanish recipe and is traditionally cooked in a “paellera” – a round flat pan with two handles. It is normally made using shellfish, but it can also be made with chicken or rabbit. In many Spanish villages, especially along the coast, they use giant paelleras on festival days which are big…

If you need to book a hostel in Barcelona, why not book in the TOP RATED one? Use our gift of 5% discount (and no booking fees) at Fabrizzio’s Petit! Enter the code SPONGEBARCELONA in the comment section of the booking widget below. Here’s what other travellers have to say about Fabrizzio’s Petit: This is…

GET YOUR FREE MAP NOW If your accommodation doesn’t provide you with our Sponge Life Barcelona Map then you can also download it here. We’ve included some great local tips and activities because a map isn’t just roads and street names. This Barcelona Free Map can be printed off in any size as it has…

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