Free WiFi Hotspots in Barcelona

Map of free WIFI Hotspots courtesy of Barcelona city Council www.bcn.cat

Free WiFi is widely available in Barcelona. In 2011 the city council launched Barcelona WIFI and installed antennas throughout the city. You can also get online for free in shopping centres, bars & restaurants and at the airport. Barcelona WiFi Barcelona WiFi is one of the largest networks of free internet in Europe. The transmitters…

What to Wear in Barcelona in August

Typical hot and sunny weather in Barcelona during August 2013

During the first three and a half weeks of August the weather was stable and pretty much identical to July. It was sunny with temperatures up in the high twenties and a relative humidity of about 65%. There was often a light sea breeze in the afternoon, making it perfect weather for sunbathing or enjoying…

What to Wear in Barcelona in June

A sunny day at the beach in Barcelona. June 2013

June is officially the first month of summer with warm sunny days and refreshingly cool evenings. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the weather’s been a bit odd this year but June’s been great. Temperatures have been in the low twenties most days and generally sunny, not too hot and humid but definitely beach weather…

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 halfway through the month the weather turned bad, there were 4 days of heavy rain and it even snowed in the Pyrenees! The last two…

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…