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Bruce Springsteen in Barcelona, May 2016: a weekend with my dad

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It’s a muggy Saturday night in Barcelona. There are 64,000 Catalonians crammed into Camp Nou. On the stage is Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, belting their way through the first song of the night: Badlands. And next to me? My dad. Grinning. BEAMING. Jumping like a kid high on sweets. He wasn’t supposed…
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Review: Memmo Alfama Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

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The view. The view, the view, the view. Oh and the croissant loaf. Location  Alfama is regarded as a desirable part of Lisbon, where all the wealthy used to hang. They abandoned the area to fisherman in the Middle Ages (they were scared of earthquakes), but  sadly Alfama was one of the only parts of…
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Review: LX Boutique Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal

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LX Boutique stands for “Lisbon Experience” and this babe of a boutique hotel gave me just that. Location If you’re looking to enjoy the nightlife of Lisbon (and why wouldn’t you, because it’s MEGA) then this is the hotel to stay at. Located at the bottom of a very steep hill in Cais de Sodre,…
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