Living in Madrid vs Barcelona on Lonely Planet
Just wanted to let you know…
I’ve got a new article up on Lonely Planet, in which I compare the incomparable experiences of living in Madrid and Barcelona.
So if you want to here me sound like a real travel writer, not drop any f-bombs, and tone things down like a motherfucker for a paying publisher…
Click here: Why I live in both Madrid and Barcelona.
The main thing I got out of this whole experience, though, is the following: I really don’t like posing in front of monuments.
After I finished writing, the editor wanted pictures of me in both Madrid and Barcelona, and I discovered a strange fact: the only pictures of me in Madrid appear to be the “sitting in some bar” variety.
Because in 14 years of life, it never once occurred to me to stand in front of Puerta de Alcalá for a photo opp.
Here’s me on the beach…
Anyway, I guess I’ve got some more fun stuff about living in Madrid and Barcelona.
Best articles about living in Madrid and Barcelona
For example, if you’re interested:
- The pros and cons of living in Madrid.
- The best restaurants in Barceloneta neighborhood, with a couple of honorable mentions outside the barrio.
- Some fun pros and cons from Tetuán, my old barrio in Madrid.
- This fun article about “gentrification” in Madrid.
- And finally, this bit of narrative poetry about finding a flat in Barcelona.
- All the best international restaurants in Barcelona, from your local culinary expert.
- Oh, and if you’re a digital nomad, you might be interested in this article on Traveling Lifestyle about the best coworking spaces in Barcelona. Have fun!
Okay, well, I guess that’s about all I’ve got today.
Anyway, which do you prefer?
The awesomeness which is Madrid, or the more beachy awesomeness which is Barcelona?
Because as I’ve once again discovered, for most people the debate basically comes down to how much they feel like they need to live near the beach.
Leave me a comment, and most of all, enjoy.
Till next time,
Daniel AKA Mr Chorizo.
P.S. Oh yeah, if you want to know how I feel about travel writing in general, you should definitely check out how to be a respectable travel writer. You’ll see that I don’t follow many of those rules myself, but hey. Call me King Hippo!
P.P.S. I’ve got a couple of other articles on Lonely Planet, if you want more. Check out Exploring Madrid’s Barrios for a walking tour through Malasaña and Chueca, or 10 places to try old-school Spanish food in Madrid, which is exactly what it sounds like.