Apartamentos in Barcelona

Where to stay? In a city that never sleeps and is well known for pickpockets.

  • Home: Toronto, Canada -getting out of town (even though Toronto is warm in summer)
  • Host: Barcelona, Spain -staying for the month of August 2017 (with a dip in Soller, Mallorca at the end)

I truly believe the way to go in Barcelona for an extended stay is to rent an apartamento. Its a fancy word for “flat” or “apartment”. Cheaper than a hotel and more like the locals. Lol! The magic word really is “affordable” or “muy barato”. So this is what I’ve done.  And well in advance!! I had my pick in February (febrero) for an apartamento in August (agosto) but now…..all sold out! And since I took it for 3 weeks, I had to make sure I wasn’t going to get caught without a place. Book well in advance for large parties!

Since I’m a newbie to Barcelona, I decided to take Rick Steve’s advice and go with MH Apartments. Here is the link. mhapartments I also highly recommend Airbnb. I’ve had good luck with them and HomeAway. But I’m sticking to my advised site because of the good recommendations.

It accommodates my party of 4 (potentially 6) we will see as we get closer. You can choose the location that best suits your needs and they specialize in larger groups.

And in the rooms, as I’ve found in other places in Spain they love to have two beds instead of a queen or king! So you gotta push them together or pull them apart! How’s that for flexibility!! Good for kids, and saves space.

I also think it’s because they don’t have big houses to fight in so when something goes wrong, they make it easy to put one party “in the doghouse”.

Note: all my language references are in standard Spanish and not Catalan…I’m just not that advanced yet and forgive me as I’ve just started this blog and haven’t figured out a Spanish spell check or accents yet. I will get there! I promise. Prometo!




Welcome! Ok so today is the first day of my new blog! I will be focusing on sharing my experiences as I travel to places and provide Life Coaching tips.

The next featured travel destination is Barcelona, Spain for the month of August 2017. I will be bringing you through my experiences of packing, preparing and executing the trip to Barcelona.

For those of you who have not met me yet, I have been taking Spanish lessons for several years now and am currently working on an IT contract “somewhat” using my Spanish skills on a Latin America project. Ha, ha, ha…as I say “somewhat” you can probably imagine that my Spanish needs some work. Hence! Barcelona for the month of August.

I consider this my future job security as I manage to keep viable and employed in the Toronto job market as an IT Project Management consultant. You just never know what is expected in today’s job market and travelling keeps me on top of things and ready to take on the next challenge.

I will be blogging regular posts as I begin this journey and I hope you will be both entertained and possibly inspired to keep with me as I expand my Spanish skills and share some valuable life tips! Life tips are good :).

Talk to you soon friends,