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Showing posts with label Europe. Show all posts

Friday, 24 January 2020

La Plaça Gastro Mercat | Panoramic Restaurant in Barcelona

Are you planning to visit Barcelona or are you already living here? There is this famous panoramic restaurant where you can see the beautiful view of the City of Barcelona. Witness the daily scene, sun set and even the night scene of the City of Barcelona that will make you feel amazed.

El Corte Ingles is a well known shopping mall in Spain. They have different branches such as in Barcelona, Llobregat, Sabadell, Madrid, etc. It is a shopping mall where you can find everything, even a travel agency.

La Plaça Gastro Mercat

The Panoramic Restaurant that I am talking about is located in El Corte Ingles branch Plaça Catalunya. It is on the highest floor. It is called, ¨La Plaça Gastro Mercat¨. 

Plaça Catalunya is a tourist Spot here in Barcelona. It is also the center of the city. It is near in other tourist spots here in Barcelona just like La Rambla, Passeig de Gracia where you can see Casa Battló and Casa Milá. So if you are passing by near to these places, do not hesitate to come in La Plaça Gastro Mercat.

Types of Foods Available in La Plaça Gastro Mercat

There are variety of foods available in La Plaça Gastro Mercat. From tapas to dessert. Most of them are delicacies of Spain but they also offer some Pastas and Pizzas from Italy. Here are they: 

1. Salads

Salads are dishes consisting of a misture of different small pieces of foods specially vagetables and fruits. They also offer different dressings for it.

2. Cold Cuts

Here, you will be able to get different types of Hams. Spanish are fan of different types of Ham. You will surely be able to see a huge leg part of a pork. And of course, they offer different types of Bocadillos with tons of variety of bread that Spanish are obsessed with.

3. Tapas

When we talk about Spanish cuisine, we will never forget the Tapas. Tapas are Spanish appetizer or snack that are small portion of foods. Some of them are Croquettes (with variety of flavors), Chicken Fingers, Fried Potatoes, Bravas, Calamares, etc. 

4. Grill

If you are in Spanish, you should never miss the famous Paella.Paella is a Spanish rice dish with different ingredients. You have choices like seafoods, vagetables, etc.
In this section, they also offer seafoods like Hake, Cuttlefish, Salmon, Prawns, etc., that can be grilled.

5. Italian

They will also give you a taste of Italian Cuisine for they also offer Italian delicacies like different flavors of Pizza and Pastas. 

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Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

Psalm 33:12

Friday, 10 January 2020

A Magical City in Plaça Catalunya

Our Creator is indeed thoughtful to give all our needs since the first day He created the world. And as His creations, it is our responsibility to take care all these things. It is being stated in the bible that: 

Then God said, "Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
-Genesis 1:26

As we all know, global warming is very alarming nowadays. So different associations all over the world is doing their moves to help our environment. There are a lot of alternatives for plastic and there are a lot of movements in planting new trees. 
As part of it, last December 20 to 31 of 2019, Nissan company together with the Ayuntament de Barcelona conducted an event called,¨A Magical City in Plaça Catalunya¨.
It is an event where you can see different booths where they sell books, clothing, etc. that is made of recycled materials. Aside from that, they have different activities for kids. As a saying say, ¨Youths are the hope of our nation¨. So it is important to give them a sustainable knowledge about our environment and how they can help at a young age. Giving them this view in life will help them to establish this kind of perception as they grow up and share it with other children. 

1.Design Your Own Box
Kids are given their own box and have the chance to play with it. They can be creative to design it given some materials. What a nice way to teach children on how to enjoy little things without harming the environment.

2. Photo taking
Children or even with their parents can take a photo with this giant rabbit made with recycled materials. They will be given a coat which they can wear. 

3. Concert
Different bands are seen playing in front of these people. You will see on their board the schedule of each bands and as well as the schedule of different activities. 

4. Playground
Kids are being thought of playing like the old days. This teaches children to be playful and friendly at the same time. 
All the materials in the event are environmental friendly and recycled. 

These are just some of the activities in A Magical City in Plaça Catalunya. What a nice way to give awareness about climate change and giving these little cuties a knowledge about recycling. 

You shall not pollute the land in which you live, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of the one who shed it. 
Numbers 35:33

Friday, 3 January 2020

Mirando al Mar | New Year Celebration

Another year ends, another year begins. Everyone is busy preparing to celebrate it. Some people are so excited, preparing the foods, buying fireworks, but others are busy at work. 

If you are living in the Philippines, I am sure you are so busy and excited for New Year´s Eve. I also miss the noise and smoke from fireworks. The noise of kids playing with their horn. And all the sweat we get from cooking tons of food in the kitchen. 

But if you are living abroad, everything is different. You are going to hear the noice of fireworks for few minutes. And the noice on the street with definitely make you deaf. Some are lucky to have a proper dinner with all the members of the family at exactly New Year´s Eve. But not all are that lucky. Some are waiting for their family member from work to come home. But others arrive when everyone is already asleep. 

In our case, we had to celebrate the ¨New Year´s Eve¨ on the afternoon of January 1. A simple lunch to celebrate it is enough. Sometimes, we need to deal with hoping to be together for the rest of the year than for just one night. We may have different ways on how we celebrated, but the most important thing is to celebrate the rest of the year together with our family. 

Mirando al Mar
Living in Spain makes you feel good to celebrate any occasion with Spanish delicacies. And Mirando al Mar never dissapoint us. We already celebrated birthdays, or just simple days in this restaurant. 

It is located inside the shopping center Maremagnum which had a big part on my younger years because my family and friends used to come here a lot of times for it is just near in our neigborhood. 

Mirando al Mar has tons of Spanish foods to offer. From first plate to dessert. Best to celebrate any occasions or just simple days. 

Having a good ambiance is a big point. Mirando al Mar gives you tons of background for photo taking using the four sides of the restaurant. And a big point for its view, port side. 

If you reserve through the app of ¨The Pork¨ you can get discounts depending on the hour of your reservation. We reserved for 5 p.m. and we got 50% off.

It is Christmas and we can see a lot of Christmas Displays everywhere. Knowing that Spain is a Catholic country, for sure you will feel the spirit of Christmas. It is one of the best place to come with family and have a bonding time together. 

Another year starts, let us all use this for a better purposes. It is time to renew ourselves, have our plans and make them come true. It is a year full of blessings so be prepared. In 2020, it is more of you Jesus. 

¨Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; not it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert¨
Isaiah 43:18-19

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