Travel to Barcelona, Spain – Episode 122

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The Amateur Traveler talks to Tom Merritt of Cnet’s Buzz Out Loud podcast about his recent visit to Barcelona Spain. Learn about the architecture (especially the work of Gaudi), the sites, the food, and a surprising place to find a good lobster paella.


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Show Notes

Tom’s Barcelona pictures
Cnet’s Buzz Out Loud podcast
Tom Merritt’s blog
Barcelona, Spain
Jamón ibérico
Museum of Chocolate
Le Méridien Barcelona
Map of Las Ramblas
Map of Barcelona City Center
Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo
Park Güell
Casa Dario Restaurant
Picasso Museum

Hotels in Barcelona

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Internet Resources

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Avoiding Flight Delays


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Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

3 Responses to “Travel to Barcelona, Spain – Episode 122”

bob scott


I must take issue with the comment on the word origin of “gaudy.”

I left my ipod (=pacemaker) in the car this morning but I remember these 2 points from 8+ years ago. Bob Costas made the same erroneous comment during the ’92 Olympics. I saw the late night broadcast and his correction later that week. Bob also listed the error as one of his biggest blunders of the last century during a 1999 year/century review. And I’m not even a big sports fan 🙂

Here are 2 links noting the error and the possible “true” origin. Keep up the great show – hope to be a guest some day!
-mid-page, look for the cathedral

bob scott


I must take issue with the erroneous word origin of “gaudy.”

I often leave my ipod (read: pacemaker) in the car when I enter work but I remember these 2 incidents that are 8+ years old 🙂

Bob Costas made the same error during the ’92 Olympic coverage. I recall the late night show and his correction/apology the following evening. Bob also noted the foible as one of his biggest, on-air blunders of the 20th century during a year/century wrap up at the close of 1999.

Here are 2 links to note the error and possible “true” origins of the word gaudy. Keep up the great podcast – hope to be a guest some day!
-mid page – look for the cathedral picture on the right

villas in lloret de mar


I also visit this Barcelona Place that are in  Spain…I think,i find a nice post that are sharing many things about the culture of spain..

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