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New web site: coming very soon!
November 4, 2012, 3:54 pm
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Our singing guide sings!
March 29, 2013, 1:36 pm
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Carola, our new singing guide, singing her little heart out at Ángels and on youtube.

What began as a duet almost ended up as a duel, but no guides were harmed in the making of this video!

Just checking…
March 29, 2013, 1:07 pm
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…to see if this goes on the myft facebook page!

Here’s hoping!!!!!!

March 29, 2013, 11:57 am
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Spring has sprung, so as our fresh & frilly new website: check it out:

Not  not much green around in the northern hemisphere,  so maybe better to visit the esaterbunnies down south!

Plenty of new alternative tours, activities & accommodation in Barcelona and around!

Happy Easter!!


Alternative soundtrack of myft
November 7, 2012, 1:09 pm
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Angel, cooking from the heart
November 5, 2012, 12:12 pm
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Entering Angel’s for the first time takes a little courage: you peer through darkened glass into premises (with no sign) you are unsure house a junkshop, a restaurant or some bizarre social centre. Continue reading

November 4, 2012, 2:21 pm
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Het was erg leuk in Barcelona, we hadden een erg leuke citytrip. Chris deed dit uitstekend waarvoor dank.

Ivan De hoon


Hi Katrien,

Just got back to Uk and thought we better send you and Mar a quick thank you for the tour in Barcelona. Mar was great. Really was a different kind of tour so to speak.  My daughter really did enjoy it.
All the best with business and life. Hope we’ll have the opportunity to enjoy your beautiful city again soon.

Warmest regards,

ross and Holly


Hi Katrien,
Thank you very much for dropping the recipes off for us – if only we had your market too!
Thought you would like to know that we took your advice and went to Les Planes on Sunday for calcots! We didn’t get there until about 4.15 as we’d been on the tour bus earlier! We had an interesting time to say the least.
When we arrived at the station the train door wouldn’t open and we were forced to go on to the next stop! We had to get off and find our way back to Les Planes again! When we got there it was just as you said it would be- total madness!!! We somehow got a number to join the queue in the restaurant but they spoke as much English as we did Spanish! We ordered the calcots and some tomato bread but we didn’t know that we had to do the bread ourselves! When we started nibbling on the dry bread the couple alongside us took pity on us and showed us what to do!! Duh!! Spot the tourists! It was good fun though!
The train back wasn’t without drama either! A young couple were having a tearful argument which got worse and worse which ended when the guy collapsed on the floor! Les rushed to help but his lack of Spanish hindered his medical knowledge to say the least! He pulled the alarm handle to keep the train in the station and eventually help arrived to carry the guy off the train, along with his sobbing wife, baby, pushchair and puppy (which nearly fell onto the train line just to add to the drama!).
An interesting Sunday!
Anyway, thanks for all your helpful information- we wouldn’t have had such an interesting time without you!! We’ll certainly pass on your details to anyone we know going to Barcelona!
Good luck!
Ros and Les