Barcelona – Oct 2006 & April 2011

I associate Barcelona with free-poured gin, tapas in the sun, buildings that look like they are melting, and pitchers of sangria that taste like juice.  And flamboyant handmade leather handbags on La Rambla.  It is all very vivid and vibrant in my memory.    

Gothenburg, Sweden – Oct 2005

Gothenburg is a lovely city, very clean and full of great shopping.  Architecturally, it didn’t stun me, however the history of the buildings was very interesting.  For instance, a long time ago they had a ban on all wooden buildings higher than 2 storeys… however