Ben Holbrook (@driftwood_journals) — Barcelona based travel writer & photographer at DriftwoodJournals.com. Discovering the world through local traditions, culture and gastronomy. BLOG👇🏻
New photo journal - link in bio for the full story and 20+ more photos!
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New photo journal - link in bio for the full story and 20+ more photos! _ Exploring Barcelona’s psychedelic #FiestasdeGracia. _ Swipe for more 👈🏻
20.08.2018 10:52:51
Inspired by the eternal fight between good and evil, Catalonia’s correfocs date
Inspired by the eternal fight between good and evil, Catalonia’s correfocs date back as far as the 1100s, to the “Ball de Diables” (The Devils’ Dance). _ Link in bio to the full story ⚡️
18.08.2018 12:13:58
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Sète's salty lagoon produces what many hail as the finest oysters in France. I’d
Sète's salty lagoon produces what many hail as the finest oysters in France. I’d probably have to agree. _ At the Les Halles De Sète (market) you can order them by the dozen and eat them straight off the ice – with a few giant prawns and a frosty bottle of chardonnay thrown in for good measure. Now that's what I call brunch! _ This was the highlight of my day-trip to Sète from Barcelona (less than 3 hours on the @renfe_sncf high speed train). _ What’s your preferred way to dig into the local delicacies when you travel? _ Do you seek out markets and rustic little hole-in-wall type places, or do you prefer “proper” restaurants and food tours? 🍴🍾
16.08.2018 08:42:13
Sunset at @LaPedrera_Barcelona.
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Have you been on the rooftop? Even the chimney
Sunset at @LaPedrera_Barcelona. _ Have you been on the rooftop? Even the chimneys are works of art - like giant polished pebbles, sun-baking lizards and marching marauders. _ Link in bio for more info/photos about the rooftop jazz shows at Gaudi’s masterpiece.
14.08.2018 08:06:19
New blog - link in bio! Experiencing one of Catalonia’s wildest cultural traditi
New blog - link in bio! Experiencing one of Catalonia’s wildest cultural traditions 👹🔥 _ Have you ever experienced anything as crazy as this? _ With @diablespoblesec@CatalunyaExperience@VisitBarcelona.
13.08.2018 10:41:31
Breakfast in @SevillaCiudad.
11.08.2018 09:37:55
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It’s behind you!
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The colourful terrace at Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell - the spir
It’s behind you! _ The colourful terrace at Antoni Gaudi’s Park Guell - the spires of La Sagrada Familia piercing the skyline in the background. _ Top tip: You can actually visit most of the park for free. You only have to pay to enter to iconic terrace area and steps. _ Photo taken summer 2016.
10.08.2018 08:54:56
Last night’s sunset in the land of my fathers 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
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It has to be said, when
Last night’s sunset in the land of my fathers 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 _ It has to be said, when the weather’s good in the UK there’s nowhere I’d rather be. _ And now it’s time to hit those Welsh waves 🏄🏼‍♂️ _ Have you ever travelled to Wales? It’s heaven for nature lovers!
09.08.2018 09:03:19
Holiday time! 
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Heading home to Wales and looking forward to cooler climes! 🏴󠁧󠁢
Holiday time! _ Heading home to Wales and looking forward to cooler climes! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 _ Bring on the @GowerBrewery#Power! 🍻
07.08.2018 09:14:18
Vive la France! 🇫🇷
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Travelling in Europe is such a joy. The idea that you can g
Vive la France! 🇫🇷 _ Travelling in Europe is such a joy. The idea that you can get on a train in Spain and be in a totally different country, with different flags and food and languages, in just over an hour... There’s just nothing better! _ Photo taken at the end of a beautiful daytrip from #Barcelona to #Sète in #southernFrance - with @renfe_sncf 🚄 _ What’s your favourite thing about travelling in Europe?
06.08.2018 15:41:16
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With great produce comes great responsibility.
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Photo taken in #Sète, southern
With great produce comes great responsibility. - Photo taken in #Sète, southern France at one of the liveliest markets I’ve ever visited. _ What’s your favourite place in the south of France? _ Less than 3 hours away from Barcelona with @renfe_sncf 🇪🇸🚄🇫🇷
04.08.2018 18:15:11
Happy #InternationalBeerDay amigos! 🍻
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Cheers to all the brewers and bar owners
Happy #InternationalBeerDay amigos! 🍻 _ Cheers to all the brewers and bar owners around the world who make life so gratifyingly delicious! 🍻 _ Check out the link in my bio to see some of my favorite #craftbeer sipping spots in Barcelona! ⚡️
03.08.2018 12:02:07
Architecture: Art with a purpose. Habitable sculptures. Paintings we can live in
Architecture: Art with a purpose. Habitable sculptures. Paintings we can live in. _ And Barcelona is one of the world’s greatest destinations to experience it. _ Check out the link in my bio to discover more ⚡️
02.08.2018 09:42:55
Have you ever... ever felt like this? 🇫🇷
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Exploring the elegant lighthouse of S
Have you ever... ever felt like this? 🇫🇷 _ Exploring the elegant lighthouse of Sète in the south of France, looking out over its terracotta rooftops and canals as the old fishing boats trundled in and out of the bay - under attack from swarms of kamikaze seagulls. _ Everything about life in this relatively unknown town revolves around the sea - from the vibrant murals of sharks and sailors that adorn the walls to the octopus statues and thriving oyster industry. - A genuine discovery and a welcomed surprise. _ And it’s all less than 3 hours away from Barcelona on the @renfe_sncf high-speed train, and less than 30 miles away from Montpellier. _ Who needs the pomp of St. Tropez when you could be here instead! _ Have you ever been to #Sete or the #southofFrance? What did you think? _ Full travel guide (and many more photos) coming soon! _ #roundthetwist
01.08.2018 18:55:36
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New Photo Journal!
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‘Escaping Barcelona’ ⛱
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Link in bio⚡️
New Photo Journal! _ ‘Escaping Barcelona’ ⛱ _ Link in bio⚡️...more
30.07.2018 10:12:07
All walks of life.
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Barcelona’s beaches may be best known for their sun worship
All walks of life. _ Barcelona’s beaches may be best known for their sun worshipping credentials, but for me they’re all about people watching. _ Follow the link in my bio for my guide to the various stretches of sand, and what you can expect at each.
27.07.2018 10:46:20
Live Jazz + Antoni Gaudi Architecture + Catalan Cava + Barcelona at Sunset = 🙌🏻
Live Jazz + Antoni Gaudi Architecture + Catalan Cava + Barcelona at Sunset = 🙌🏻 🍾🥂🎷 _ Link in bio for full story ⚡️
25.07.2018 19:26:04
“Life is melting” 🍭
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Keep your eyes peeled for these colourful popsicles around
“Life is melting” 🍭 _ Keep your eyes peeled for these colourful popsicles around #Barcelona - by the talented (and somewhat obsessive) #streetartist@Konair.
24.07.2018 15:56:27
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