World Tour: All Around the World

[ 0 ] February 12, 2010 |

So with all the saving we’re thinking about doing, we need something to do with all that cash right?? How about using it all to vacay?? Well, not all of it now that we’ve discovered cheap flights to Barcelona. Let us welcome you to our newest addition to our weekly posts: Travel Made Cheap. Thanks to the help of, each week we will take you on a wonderful journey around the world…on a budget, that is. To get the ball rolling, we start with Barcelona. How sexy?…No, wait, how delicious?? Immediately, paella comes to mind. Yum.

Besides being the number two largest city in Spain, Barcelona is one of the top ten most populated cities in the EU (*Translation: European Union). We could give you a history lesson on Barcelona i.e. founded as a Roman city, home of the ’92 Summer Olympics, blah, blah, blah…but really would this be a foodie site if that’s what we focused on?? No. Hence, we move on to the cuisine. Mediterranean is the theme of the Barcelona diet filled with the best olive oils, fish and fresh veggies. It’s no surprise that fresh seafood would grace the menus of many Barcelona restaurants with fresh water passages lining the cities border.

Restaurants such as Cinc Sentits (*known for its 8-course tasting menu that highlights classic Catalan cuisine) and Escriba (*Translation: Scribe) boast quality service without sacrificing the authenticity of Barcelona’s food fare. Escriba stands out in our book offering a beach view while guests are feasting on tapas and paella…what could be better?? Though both of these restaurants stand on the pricier side of things (*about €35=$50), that’s the purpose of saving on the commute so you can splurge on the cities goodies…food!

Cold (*No, freezing.) temperatures make the beach sound so enticing right now especially after getting all the details of a close friends trip to Barcelona (*which inspired this post)…Thanks for the info friend, but when is it our turn??…

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Category: Food.Fun.Stuff., Travels, World Tour

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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