Sunday, 27 March 2011

A book: Barcelona, Catalonia a view from the inside (by Matthew Tree)

We recommend this book about life and politics in Catalonia, as told through the eyes of an Englishman, Matthew Tree. This author collaborates in some Catalan media and has published articles in some British newspapers and magazines.

Matthew gives a vision of Catalonia rarely uncovered by the casual visitor, you will find discussions about Catalonia's future and insider's visions about real life in Barcelona, from doctor's visits to shopping...

Enjoy it.

Matthew Tree's website:
Kindle edition available on Amazon (we'll inform when available in other formats):

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Food lovers: Down Under in Barcelona

Food lovers: just read this article published by The Australian. You'll know some Barcelona's offerings... with an Australian flavour...

Jonah Lomu promoting rugby at the III Global Sports Forum in Barcelona

Jonah Lomu the former All Blacks player, has visited Barcelona to participate in The Global Sports Forum. He enjoyed the Barça-Arsenal and compared the All Blacks and Barça, explaining that both are “more than a team”.

Mr Lomu, who is known as “The Speed”, also talked about the “lost final” in 1995 when NZ was defeated by South Africa (as the film “Invictus” explains). He talked about mixed feelings, losing was obviously sad but the effect for the South African people was very positive.

He said he expects a good result for NZ in this year’s Ruby World Cup held in NZ.

As you can see we enjoyed a very interesting guest here in BCN!!!!!