Barcelona, Spain

The perfume bottle is honored in Barcelona, Spain, in the Museu del Perfum, which has collected 5,000 of them.   Ruth and I were the only browsers in this really interesting and offbeat museum at the time. Maybe it was the weather that day.  It had rained so hard all week  that the Spanish storms made international news.  It had been dismally cloudy and intermittently wet since we arrived,  but on this particular day we were so drenched that it became funny.  Even my Time Out Barcelona under four layers of clothing got soaked.   The next day, of course our last, was beautiful.

Anyway, this museum is a hoot.  Not only is the collection jaw-dropping and of museum quality, the place is infused with the timeless aroma of centuries of scents. Unforgettable.  It’s not too well publicized but very much worth a visit.  It’s behind an actual perfumery, Regia, at Passeig de Gracia 39 in the heart of Barcelona’s considerable action.

This city is one of the best travel destinations in the world.


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Since the beginning, I've had to avoid writing about the downside of travel in order to sell more than 100 articles. Just because something negative happened doesn't mean your trip was ruined. But tell that to publishers who are into 5-star cruise and tropical beach fantasies. I want to tell what happened on my way to the beach, and it may not have been all that pleasant. My number one rule of the road's disaster is tomorrow's great story. My travel experiences have appeared in about twenty magazines and newspapers. I've been in all 50 states more than once and more than 50 countries. Ruth and I love to travel internationally--Japan, Canada, China, Argentina, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, etc. Within the next 2 years we will have visited all of the European countries. But our favorite destination is Australia. Ruth and I have been there 9 times. I've written a book about Australia's Outback, ALONE NEAR ALICE, which is available through both Amazon & Barnes & Noble. My first fictional work, MOVING FORWARD, GETTING NOWHERE, has recently been posted on Amazon. It's a contemporary, hopefully funny re-telling of The Odyssey. View all posts by roads-rus

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