Archive | August, 2009

Gracia Festival, Barcelona

We were lucky enough to catch the Gracia Festa Major during our stay in Barcelona. The Gracia Festival is where the streets of the Gracia neighborhood come alive from 15th – 21st August with the streets festooned with artistic designs and decorations. This year the festival is dedicated to Nova canco, the anti-Franco musical movement […]

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Barcelona closes mid August.. wtf?!

As fate would have it, Bikram Yoga Barcelona closed its doors for maintenance 13 – 16 August. Smack bang in the middle of my 30 day challenge… nice! I was informed a little late (mid July) to change location. My sister, Heidi and I, planned a rendezvous way back in January and with our Barcelona […]

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falling for an old dogs tricks

Spending an evening strolling the streets of Barcelona’s Barri Gotic can take you anywhere your feet or heart desire. Along streets, through plazas, into bars abuzz. Then adrift again, down vacant alleys, around bends before the fun begins again. You can eat your way though as many hours as tapas, indulge in sights and sounds […]

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nearly a show stopper

Getting injured. It had to happen sooner or later but I put on a show in the process. There I was, flying down a hill on my trusty Dahon bike, on route to the 10am (and only for the day) Bikram class. I felt my steering go a little weird (mental note: take Sabrina back […]

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snakes and ladders

Whether I’m walking, running or riding to my Bikram Yoga class, I zig zag my way across the board map of Barcelona. A roll of the dice sends me tumbling or climbing, a snake down, a ladder home; a Carrer del here, a Gran Via there, a Passeig perhaps; exploring my home for the month, […]

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Lost in translation

Taking a morning break, I found myself relaxing at a local cafe in Barcelona with the chicas (girls) behind my webpage design and support cookieweb.ie. Embracing our surroundings, we offered the waiter our best Espanol: For the girls, “dos cafe con leche” (2 coffees with milk) and I, a simple “uno espresso por favor” (1 […]

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Tack så mycket Malmö

Thank you very much Malmö! Bikram Yoga Malmö was one of my favourite studios to date. Wonderful people, great atmosphere, energy and well needed relaxation time. I was also privileged to have some inspiring teachers, Mine, Joshua, Alison, Guru and Whitney (dropping in from Stockholm). It was also a pleasure to take classes from Maria […]

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fold up, pack up, move on

Gosh, I just realised I haven’t blogged about my wheels! You’ve probably read on my website my intention to “go green” during this journey. I guess I’m trying my best in a number of ways, although all those air miles will have me planting trees in backyards around Australia for the next year.. hmm next […]

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Last night in Sweden

You wouldn’t read about it. My last night in Malmo, Sweden and I get lost! I thought I’d be a smart cookie and take the bus home from Bikram Yoga Malmo. It was late but I wanted to confirm the route I would be traveling the next morning to the 09:30 class with all my […]

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