2017 25/01

Ebylife: Your Very Own Personal Trainer in Barcelona

How are you all doing with your New Year’s resolutions? How are those gym memberships working out for you? We’re almost at the end of January and I’m sure some have already fallen by the wayside. If you’re anything like me you need someone to help you out on the motivation side of things, especially when it comes to fitness. And if motivation is what’s needed there’s none more qualified than this hardcore Scot to give you a proverbial kick up the arse!

photo of Martin Ebner

Martin Ebner, Personal Trainer in Barcelona

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2017 19/01

The 5 Best Rooftop Bars in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most popular cities to visit in all of Europe – and the world. What many people don’t know is that Barcelona is also the best city in Europe when it comes to rooftop bars and magnificent terraces. Mostly because of the perfect climate, but also the large number of luxury hotels and mighty viewpoints.

At The Rooftop Guide you can find a list of all rooftop bars in Barcelona. But here’s a list of 5 favourite ones.

Skybar at Grand Hotel Central

Sky Bar at Grand Hotel Central

Skybar at Grand Hotel Central, Via Laietana, 30

The Skybar can boast one of Barcelona’s best rooftop swimming pools. An amazing infinity pool with views over the entire city and the ocean. Unfortunately, it’s only available for the hotel guests. However, the rooftop bar is open to the public. Make sure to be here in good time. The terrace gets full quite fast, especially during the weekends. For a rooftop bar, the prices here are relatively affordable. Choose between various cocktails, cava and beers. The menu also has some bar bites for those that are hungry. Read the rest of this article…

2016 12/11

Smart City Expo (and Other Upcoming Events at Fira de Barcelona)

You may not know this (I didn’t either), but Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair institutions in Spain. It hosts over 50 events during the year – including Mobile World Congress and the Sonar Festival.

Below is an infographic of some of the important events coming up at Fira de Barcelona over the next 18 months – but feel free to comment or suggest other congresses or conferences that I might have missed. Or just share it as is! :) Read the rest of this article…

2016 03/09

Día de Brasil Barcelona 2016

Día de Brasil Barcelona logo

Día de Brasil Barcelona

I love Brazil! I love the music, the dancing, the beaches and of course the cocktails. But it’s a bit of a trek. With the Olympics over Brazil comes to Barcelona for a day of pretty much all I love about the country. Lots of sexy samba, caipirinha cocktails and great food. I go each year and it’s always a great day out with a top-notch atmosphere.

The event is in it’s 8th year and returns to Parc del Fòrum for the second time. Día de Brasil seems to be getting bigger and bigger and they have some top performers this year!

Latin Grammy award winning, singer-songwriter Lenine seems to be the main man. Music is also provided by the likes of Roberto Mendes, Chambinho do Acordeon, Veronica Ferriani, Caniball Football Club, and MdC Suingue Dj.

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2016 09/08

Picnic Deli in Poblenou

I must say I don’t get over to Poblennou that much. But when I do it’s usually because I visit one of the beaches that separate this up and coming barrio from the sea. And tucked just behind Mar Bella and Nova Mar Bella is the recently opened Picnic Deli.

Picnic Deli shop front

Picnic Deli, Passeig del Taulat, 138

Picnic Deli makes deli-style baguettes, salads, pastas and other meals daily in their on-site kitchen that you can eat in or take away. They also deliver to a select few local businesses.

Owners Brett and Natasha pride themselves on using fresh local ingredients to produce their ever-changing menu. They use organic produce whenever possible and offer an array of dishes suitable for vegan, vegetarian and coeliac diets. But don’t worry, meat is on the menu too! Read the rest of this article…

2016 05/08

El Principal del Eixample

If you’re looking for somewhere a little special to eat this summer then you could do a lot worse than El Principal del Eixample. In particular their beautiful interior courtyard.

El Principal del Eixample terazza

El Principal del Eixample interior courtyard

This stunning location in Eixample is run by former Grupo Tragaluz stalwart Joan Ferré who after 25 years with the company finally had the opportunity to run his own restaurant. Read the rest of this article…

2016 01/08

Barcelona Boat Trips with Captain Noah

There’s nothing quite like being out on the open sea. You get a very different perspective of the city from the Med. And thanks to Noah’s Barcelona boat trips that’s exactly what I was able to do.

Barcelona boat trips

Three chimneys from the sea

We all met at Barnabier in Port Olímpic and shared a few beers until Noah arrived. We walked around the port to his motor yacht Minerva, where we were given a quick safety briefing during a few moments of seriousness. Then we piled aboard like eager schoolboys and bombarded Noah with questions, mainly about where the fridge for the drinks was and how fast the boat went, all of which Noah handled calmly and professionally. Read the rest of this article…

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