Ben Holbrook DriftwoodJournals (@driftwood_journals) — Barcelona based travel writer & photographer at DriftwoodJournals.com. A culturally curious bon vivant exploring the world. 🍷👇🏻 BLOG👇🏻🍴📸
Looking through my feed, it seems I have something of an obsession with this pha
Looking through my feed, it seems I have something of an obsession with this phallic ‘disco gherkin’ (the building, not the policeman). _ I think it’s because I used to look at photos of it in an old @wallpaperguides book before I moved to the city and it gave me the impression that anything was possible here. Turned out to be true. _ What’s your favourite city landmark (doesn’t have to be in Barcelona), and why? _ #TorreGlories#TorreAgbar#VisitBarcelona
22.06.2018 14:03:17
Happy #WorldTapasDay amigos! 🍻🍴
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To celebrate, I have just published a list of
Happy #WorldTapasDay amigos! 🍻🍴 _ To celebrate, I have just published a list of my 15 favourite tapas bars in Barcelona! Link in bio ⚡️ _ What are your favourite tapas bars? _ #VisitBarcelona#Tapas
21.06.2018 16:34:05
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Heaven on earth.
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Answers in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. 
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#VisitBarcelona #Ba
Heaven on earth. _ Answers in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. _ #VisitBarcelona#BarriGotic
19.06.2018 08:32:49
The gorgeous and historic #MercatdeSantAntoni is finally open after have quite a
The gorgeous and historic #MercatdeSantAntoni is finally open after have quite a few bob spent on it - about €80 million! _ It’s the cherry on the cake of what has always been my favourite barrio in Barcelona. A must-visit for foodies and architecture lovers. _ #VisitBarcelona
18.06.2018 18:22:09
Yesterday I went to prison and had one of the most humbling and fascinating expe
Yesterday I went to prison and had one of the most humbling and fascinating experiences of my life. _ Not just any prison, but to Barcelona’s infamous 100-year-old Modelo prison, where some 1,000 political activists were executed by Franco’s oppressive regime. Frighteningly, the last execution was in 1974! _ This living time capsule might be knocked down soon, so I highly recommend visiting sooner rather than later. _ Get the full story via the link in my bio ⚡️ _ @visitbarcelona#LaModelo#centrepenitenciarilamodel
16.06.2018 14:42:03
Secret bar #12, Barcelona 🍻
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When I was a kid, I remember always being asked, “
Secret bar #12, Barcelona 🍻 _ When I was a kid, I remember always being asked, “What’s your favourite thing about school?”, and I would answer, “Home time!”. _ Today my favourite part of the day is early evening when Rosana suggests that we go out for a walk and a drink, when I can get away from the black mirror and start gearing down my mind a little bit... and drink (more) vino 🥂 _ This is the view from inside one of our favourite local spots. I’m afraid the location of this one will have to remain secret. For now at least. _ What’s your ‘end of day’ ritual?
14.06.2018 12:55:51
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Parks in bloom and water balloons. Summer has arrived in Barcelona ☀️ #Mybarrio
Parks in bloom and water balloons. Summer has arrived in Barcelona ☀️ #Mybarrio...more
13.06.2018 11:13:52
Almost every Spanish city I’ve been to has a Plaza de España (Spanish Square), b
Almost every Spanish city I’ve been to has a Plaza de España (Spanish Square), but I think @SevillaCiudad’s is unquestionably the most impressive. _ Don’t miss the leafy gardens of #ParqueMariaLuisa that surround it🌿
12.06.2018 11:30:39
Taking on Monday, Italian style. Make it a good one amigos, wherever you are! 🇮🇹
Taking on Monday, Italian style. Make it a good one amigos, wherever you are! 🇮🇹 - ‘That Neapolitan hubris’ _ Naples, Italy, May 2018.
11.06.2018 10:10:10
Weekend vibes in the barrio.
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It’s a lazy one here in Sants today. I’ll be catc
Weekend vibes in the barrio. _ It’s a lazy one here in Sants today. I’ll be catching up on work, mourning Bourdain. Drinking too much coffee. _ What are your plans amigos? Happy Saturday! 🥂
09.06.2018 12:13:55
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Dashing Alessandro, my dive buddy and guide to the underwater Roman city of Baia
Dashing Alessandro, my dive buddy and guide to the underwater Roman city of Baia 🔱 _ Some 2,000 years ago, this hedonistic playground was the equivalent of modern-day Las Vegas, a place where poets, gamblers and the filthy rich would gather to indulge their vices. _ Built on volcanic vents and shifting ground, the city slowly sank some 10m below the surface. _ Today you can still swim along the streets and see the statues, spas and murals, gliding alongside technicolor little fish all the while. - Speak to the friendly team at @centrosubcampiflegrei for snorkeling/dive trips and the full fascinating story. _ @italiait@napoli_it
07.06.2018 14:04:45
La Dolce Vita 🇮🇹
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Naples, May 2018 ~ A beautiful mess.
La Dolce Vita 🇮🇹 _ Naples, May 2018 ~ A beautiful mess....more
06.06.2018 11:18:46
Today I’m dreaming of the light and colours of Chipiona, of the warmth of Andalu
Today I’m dreaming of the light and colours of Chipiona, of the warmth of Andalusia and its people. - What’s the last place you travelled to that you can’t stop thinking about? - #ChipionaNatural@turismochipiona@viveandalucia#viveandalucia
05.06.2018 13:25:11
One of my absolute favourite Antoni Gaudi designs - and it’s not in Barcelona! 🌻
One of my absolute favourite Antoni Gaudi designs - and it’s not in Barcelona! 🌻 _ Located in lush Cantabria, the @CaprichodeGaudi house was designed to inspire its inhabitants to follow the sun from room to room, in the same way that sunflowers turn throughout the day. - Follow the link in my bio for many more beautiful reasons to explore @cantabriaturismo#InGreenSpain! _ What’s your favourite #antonigaudí building? And have you been to Cantabria yet? 🙌🏻
04.06.2018 13:44:16
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This time last week I was trying to find a way to say adios to sweet @sevillaciu
This time last week I was trying to find a way to say adios to sweet @sevillaciudad when the #CruzdeMayo procession burst to life and swept me away for a lingering farewell. _ How do you normally spend your last day of your travels? _ ⚡️⚡️Link in bio for the full story ⚡️⚡️
03.06.2018 12:31:10
Back home in Barcelona but it looks like I’ve brought a little bit of Napoli bac
Back home in Barcelona but it looks like I’ve brought a little bit of Napoli back to my street with me! 🛵⚡️ - I’ll be securely chained to my desk for the next few weeks/months! What are your plans for this weekend? Be sure to tip a few back for me, amigos! 🥂 - @Primavera_Sound kicks off this weekend in Barcelona! Who’s going?
01.06.2018 14:34:10
Papa doing the school run in #Napoli, the wildest city in Europe. #whathelmetlaw
Papa doing the school run in #Napoli, the wildest city in Europe. #whathelmetlaw _ I’m just at the airport waiting to fly back to Barcelona and can’t honestly say I’m sad to be leaving Naples. It’s a fascinating and beautifully chaotic place, a ballet of bravado, but somewhat over stimulating for this exhausted traveller. Have you been? How was your experience? - I only packed and planned for a 3-day blog trip in beautiful #ChipionaNatural, but ended up staying in #Sevilla for over a week and #Naples for the last 4 days. This is the last minute, “are you available to go tomorrow?” life of a travel blogger. I know it sounds glamorous, but the reality is that I feel painfully sleep-deprived and all but broken haha! As my hero @paul.theroux says, “Travel is only glamorous in retrospect.” _ Needless to say I need a change of clothes and a bloody good rest. Naples has a way of making you want to sit in a quiet room with the curtains drawn and binge watching films until you feel ready to face the world again. - Lots and lots of content coming soon - from @turismochipiona@sevillaciudad and @napoli_it Andiamo! 🙌🏻
31.05.2018 09:50:55
Buongiorno tutti!
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“This is not Italy, eh? This is Napoli. Is different.”
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Buongiorno tutti! _ “This is not Italy, eh? This is Napoli. Is different.” _ @italiait@vivopositano#Italy#Napoli
29.05.2018 08:12:31
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