What to Wear in Barcelona in May

Tourists near Barcelona Cathedral May 2013

May got off to a good start this year with sunny weather and temperatures up in the twenties. In the afternoons even the locals were on the beach sunbathing. Then half way through the month the weather tuned bad, there was 4 days of heavy rain and it even snowed in the Pyrenees! The last…

How To Use Google Maps Without Paying Roaming Charges

Using Google Maps on my Samsung Gallaxy. Note that the GPS is ON but Data is Turned OFF

Smartphones are great and one of the most useful Apps for travellers is Google Maps. If you haven’t used it yet I suggest you download it now from the Play Store and check it out. The only downside used to be that when you went abroad you got charged expensive roaming fees. Luckily last year…

What to Wear in Barcelona in April

Locals and tourists enjoying the spring sunshine on the Barcelonata beach.

April has been another month of mixed weather. The first week of the month was a mix of sunshine and showers, pretty typical for this time of year. First thing in the morning you still needed a warm jacket then by midday you could be in shirtsleeves. It rained a bit but only in short…

What to Wear in Barcelona in March

Plaça de Catalunya, Barcelona

As March draws to a close we take a look back at the month’s weather and more importantly, at what we’ve been wearing. March sees the transition from winter to spring and the changeable weather normally reflects this. This year has been no exception. The first of March was sunny with maximum temperatures of around…