Barcelona’s Best Night Clubs

Barcelona’s Best Night Clubs

Barcelona is one of Spain’s and Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. The large influx of people from all over the globe coming to the Catalan city to either visit or settle down, means that that there’s always a wide range of leisure and entertainment options. If you travel to this city, you’ll not only find wondrous buildings and amazing beaches, but also countless bars and restaurants for all tastes. One of the main attractions, if you are after a fun-filled holiday, is Barcelona’s nightlife. No matter what type of music you are into, you’ll find the right clubbing scene for you here for some of the funnest nights of your life. If you are wondering what to do in Barcelona at night, follow us through into this tour of Barcelona’s best night clubs.   House and Dance Music If house and dance music is what you are into, the Barceloneta and Gracia districts are some of your best bets for a night out. Here are some of the most popular and frequented clubs:   Opium – Barceloneta: Opium Barcelona is a rather exclusive venue combining a bar, a restaurant, and a club. It’s located right by the Barceloneta beach and it boasts a large terrace and a VIP room. It’s the perfect venue for evening drinks or for dancing at night. They have a strict smart dress code, and collar shirts and shoes are a must for men. Shôko – Barceloneta: Shôko Barcelona is located in the Barceloneta’s Paseo Marítimo, and it’s a venue that also combines music with a restaurant in a pleasant oriental atmosphere. They host some of...
World’s Top 8 Sushi Restaurants

World’s Top 8 Sushi Restaurants

Though it did take a while for us to open up to the joys of Japanese cuisine, and we were a bit squeamish about raw fish at first, there’s no doubt that Japanese food is here to stay in our daily lives and eating habits. The constant improvement in the quality of produce, a spike in the number of restaurants, and our eagerness to open up to new flavors and cultures are the key ingredients behind this phenomenon. The star of Japanese cuisine is, without a doubt, sushi; a term that encapsulates various types of food whose main ingredients tend to be rice, raw fish (sashimi) and seaweed. In fact, we are so fond of this combination that almost everyone can distinguish between nigiri and maki these days. With the occasion of International Sushi Day we’ve hand-picked our favorite sushi restaurants. Compiling this TOP 8 has been no easy feat (especially sticking to choosing just one venue in Japan), but we’ve taken into account various factors such as the quality of the ingredients, the location, and how close they come to true Japanese culture, with the aim of putting together a list of restaurants where a Japanese person would feel right at home. We hope you like it!   Tokyo – Sukiyabashi Jiro The top rank on our list is clearly for a true Japanese restaurant, the popular Sukiyabashi Jiro. This small restaurant owned by Sushi Master Jiro Ono in Tokyo’s Ginza Neighborhood has a mere ten seats, and no less than three Michelin stars. On its website you’ll find valuable tips about the best way to eat sushi,...
Scuba Diving Paradises in Europe

Scuba Diving Paradises in Europe

The diving craze continues to grow every year, and with good reason: this activity grants access to a world harboring myriad wonders, both natural and man-made. We are obviously talking about the underwater world. Natural beauties, historical remnants, and true underwater museums: you’ll find all this and much more if you go scuba diving. We already shared with you the best underwater landscapes for lovers of scuba diving around the world but today, we want to focus on Europe.   Europe is rich in amazing dive sites for immersion. Here are our favorites, perfect for both experienced divers and beginners. MALTA  This Mediterranean archipelago is very popular with divers, especially for its well-known Blue Hole on Gozo Island. Accessing it is not easy, passing through the Azure Window, a natural arch-shaped rock formation. This fascinating natural cavity is 10 meters wide, extending downwards to a depth of 26 meters. This dive site is particularly geared towards experienced divers. Another feature of Malta attracting the attention of divers worldwide is the possibility of swimming amongst wrecks from World War II: ships, submarines, planes, minesweepers, patrol boats… that bear witness to the importance of this country’s strategic location during the war. SPAIN Spain has many areas that make for interesting diving. The Costa Brava is the stretch of coast extending from Sa Palomera (Blanes) to Portbou (on the border between France and Catalonia). If we were to travel along it, we’d find many interesting dive sites. Our favorites are, without a doubt, its natural parks; protected natural spaces where chances of spotting a plethora of animal species are high. We are...
Route of the Selfie in Florence

Route of the Selfie in Florence

No matter how many times we’ve been to Florence, we’ll never get tired of visiting this town. This city is, hands down, one of the prettiest places in Italy, besides being an ideal destination for tourists. History, culture, art, fun times, good food… What more could one ask for? You probably already know the best of Florence in 5 steps, and you’ve probably also read our tips on what to do in Florence at night. Today we bring you a different activity: the route of the selfie. Just take your smartphone along and get ready to see the most charming spots in the Tuscan capital from all possible angles. And then, in just one click you’ll have an unforgettable souvenir of your trip!   1.The Piglet at Mercato Nuovo We’ll kick off  the tour with a truly original sight: the fountain of Il Porcellino at the Mercato Nuovo. This is a bronze statue with a deceiving name, as it is really a boar. This little friendly animal is so popular that most people refer to the market where it stands as Mercato del Porcellino. Upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that its nose is rather shiny, as hundreds of people rub it every day. Tradition has it that touching the boar’s nose and inserting a coin in its mouth is bound to bring good luck. So, what are you waiting for? Take a selfie by it and give its nose a rub!   2.The Window that Is Always Open If you head over to Palazzo Budini Gattai and look up, at any time of any day, you’ll spot a window...
Italy’s Top 10 Romantic Towns

Italy’s Top 10 Romantic Towns

There’s nothing better than going off on holiday with our better half. If the relationship is in its initial stages, a trip together can be the perfect opportunity to learn what makes them tick, as well as get a taste of what life together would be like. For more “mature” couples, a trip can sometimes be the perfect occasion to fall in love all over again and rediscover the thrill of walking hand in hand through places unknown or visited years ago. When we think of romantic escapades, we immediately conjure up images of the great European capitals, but we mustn’t underestimate the beauty of smaller towns, and particularly those in Italy. If you are considering surprising your loved one with a romantic weekend getaway, here are our top 10 romantic towns in Italy. Big cities have nothing on these…   1.Positano (Campania) It’s been said that this village on the Amalfi Coast is among the most romantic places in the world. Its gorgeous houses in myriad colors overlook the Gulf of Salerno, surrounded by stunning nature. Its side streets brimming with little shops are perfect for immersing oneself in the everyday life of the village and finding some shade for a relaxing stroll.   2.Tropea (Calabria) This charming village has two separate parts: a top part with a beautiful old town and nobiliary palaces perched on the cliff face, and a lower part known as the marina, starring the beach and the crystal-clear blue sea. Legend has it that this small village was founded by Hercules himself, after defeating the Giants.    3.Portofino (Liguria) This little village framed...