Thursday, 30 December 2010

We have started a "Classifieds Section" for us. Another opportunity to get in touch...

We officially launched a new "Classifieds" section. Some of you have already posted a leisure activity, your businness, your sport club...on it. Thanks to those of you who have collaborated with the "beta" edition.

We have allowed AdSense (ads from Google) to support the site.

Feel free to visit the "Classifieds Section" and share with us your hobbies, business, interests, anything. It's just another opportunity to create links with the rest of the members of this community!!!


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!!

Enjoy Christmas with good people around you... and do the same the rest of the year!!!!!!
Joan P.

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year (Charles Dickens).

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Cost of Living Comparison...

Do you think life here in BCN is more expensive that, let's say, the largest cities in AUS or NZ?

According to cost of living in BCN and Wellington is similar but life is Sydney is more expensive

Do you agree with this comparison Barcelona-Sydney?. I'm not so sure that some of the data are correct...
Anyway, I suppose that life in small towns differs a lot from this numbers... Don't you think?


Monday, 29 November 2010

Project "Barcelona Added Values" ... maybe a nice gift for your family... or for yourself...

YOUR life in Barcelona... in pictures...

Anna Baeza is a photojournalist from Barcelona who approached The Australian New Zealander Catalan Society for an interesting project.

She's trying to contact some Australians and New Zealanders living in Barcelona, people who have settled here for some time. Anna will follow them, picture them, interview them and will produce a magnificent and professional product for sure.

Those collaborating with her will have a copy of the project (for yourself or maybe an special gift for your family!!!).

If you are interested email us or comment this post and Anna will contact you.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Interested in touch rugby?

Do you play touch rugby around Barcelona? Would you want to play it?
Some locals teams struggle for numbers most weeks...
Let us know if you're interested.



Friday, 22 October 2010

The Melbourne Cup 2010... on line

Watching the "race that stops a nation" was the new excuse to meet up and have a drink, that's why we suggested to organize an event. As some of you told us maybe Tuesday 2nd Oct is not the best night for going out, especially after a long week-end.

We provide a link  where the whole carnival is available to watch on line:


Sunday, 3 October 2010

Did you come on Sat Oct 2nd to enjoy The Grand Final? (AFL GF again!)

Were you one of those lucky people who enjoyed the AFL GF with us?
Drop a comment!

Excuse for the quality of the pictures. Feel free to give me a new mobile phone!.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Dublin Operation... I (Sept 2010) and II (Oct 2011)


Some pictures about the "operation"...

The Fitzsimons, longs nights enjoying live music...

After the long night, lots of coffee and coke...

View of the hostel, low-cost but correct...


We are heading again to Abigail's hostel, to enjoy Temple Bar and the rest of the city. We've booked rooms from the 7th to the 9th.... Here we go... Stay tunned!!!!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Get Started with BCN: Local news in English

We recommend you a Catalonia-based newspaper called Catalonia Today. It provides news in English from a Catalan point of view. You can buy it at your local newsagency's or read i on line (

You can also find a free newspaper called Barcelona Metropolitan ( Some of our members get it monthly at The Philharmonic (Carrer Mallorca 204).

Do you know other publications? Add your comments!

Friday, 6 August 2010

September 2010 activities: Trip to Dublin

We are organising a short stay in Dublin (2-3 days). This happy event will take place at the end of September or the beginning of October.

Let us know if you want to come!

August 2010 activities: The Secret Lives of Pippa Lee (at Renoir Cinema)

This month's film was "The Secret Lives of Pippa Lee" directed by Rebecca Miller.

As always we talked after watching the film, there were very different opinions about how interesting (or boring) the film is. The debate was held at the cinema's premises (they have a cafeteria).

Suggestions about the September's films are welcome!

August 2010 activities: BCN tour

For those of  you who attended the Barcelona Tour and want to send your photos, please do it right now, we can't wait...

Vincent, our Dutch member gave us a tour visiting the main "Expo 1888" spots. It was very interesting. Comparisons between the Fontana di Trevi in Rome and the fountain in Parc de la Ciutadella attracted a lot of comments.

Thanks Vicent!!!

Welcome to the blog!

The IELTS.adventure group was born about a year ago, the idea was to improve our skills in English but the group became a meeting point for travellers, ex-pats and people interested in global trends. Some of the members of IELTS.adventure have started this new project.

Just keep enjoying!