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Simon Harris
Worked at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Attended Helsby High School
Lives in Barcelona
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  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    English Teacher, 2005 - 2011
  • British Council, Barcelona
    English Teacher, 2001 - 2005
  • ESERP
    English Teacher, 2000 - 2002
  • Cambridge School
    English Teacher, 1995 - 2000
  • Sex and Drugs and Rock´n´Roll
    Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter, 1984 - 1994
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Barcelona
Previously
Nottingham - Frodsham, London, Paris
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Introduction

I've lived in Barcelona since 1988. I had a career as a minor rock star, met my wife, had kids and decided that I ought to take life a little more seriously, so turned my attention to English Language Teaching.

I hold the DELTA in English Teaching and my career included positions at Cambridge School, ESERP, the British Council and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

In 2008, the publication of my first book, Going Native in Catalonia, coincided with serious illness and I decided to concentrate on writing and blogging.

My main presence on Internet is www.barcelona-travel-guide.info and its associated blog http://bcnblog.barcelona-travel-guide.info

I am currently working on a new book about Barcelona.

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I speak English (mother tongue) and Catalan and Spanish at near native level. I'm an expert on all things Catalan, particularly Barcelona and our wonderful football club. Visca el Barça!
Education
  • Helsby High School
  • University of Nottingham
    Psychology, 1978 - 1981
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Hotel 1898 - Luxury and History on Barcelona's Iconic Ramblas
On the corner of La Rambla and Pintor Fortuny, Hotel 1898 is a neoclassical building designed in 1880 - 169 rooms, restaurant, spa and rooftop terrace are a synonym for luxury in central Barcelona.
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El Poble Sec - Between Montjuic and Barcelona City Centre
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Separated from El Raval by Paral.lel, El Poble Sec is a long thin neighbourhood that runs along the foot of Montjuïc Mountain on the edge of Barcelona City Centre.
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Hiroshima - A New Independent Theatre Space Close to El Paral.lel
Located on Carrer de Vila i Vila just off El Paral.lel in Poble Sec, the strangly named Hiroshima is a new theatre dedicated to the preforming arts, live music and contemporary thought.
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Parc de Montjuic - Green Space On Barcelona's Magical Mountain
The Mountain and Parc de Montjuic constitutes a green space that through its parks, museums and sporting facilities provides a way of escaping claustrophic Barcelona city centre.
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El Born Centre Cultural - Commemorating The Siege of Barcelona 1714
Set inside the old market, El Born Centre Cultural shows off the significance the Ribera neighbourhood to the city of Barcelona in all its historical and cultural splendour.
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Sant Joan in Barcelona - The Catalan Festival of Fire
The main celebrations for Sant Joan in Barcelona take place on the evening before the public holiday on what is known as the Revetlla de Sant Joan in Catalan and the Verbena de San Juan in Spanish.
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This may be of interest! Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week 2015 - Fun Activities and Great Views of Barcelona
The Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week, known in Catalan as A Vista d'Hotel, is now in its fifth year and from June 5 to 14 you will be able to enjoy 250+ cultural, gastronomic, musical and fun activities
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El Molino - Barcelona's World Famous Cabaret Theatre on El Paral.lel
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Located in the heart of Barcelona's theatre zone on Avinguda Paral.lel, El Molino originally opened in 1896 and was inspired by the Parisian cabaret and review theatre, Le Moulin Rouge.
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Buying Property in Sants-Montjuic - Real Estate in Barcelona District 3
Given the sheer size of the district, there are significant differences in the kinds of property availalable in Sants-Montjuic with Poble Sec being of most interest to foreign buyers
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Pride Barcelona 2015 - 10 Days of Gay and LGBT Events in the Catalan Capital in June
Pride Barcelona reaches its climax on the weekend of June 26-27th and is one of the main annual LGTB festivals in the Catalan capital and a massive event for the local gay community.
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Make a date with culture ... Theatre, Music, Dance and Circus! Grec Festival de Barcelona 2015 - Full Programme and Tickets
The Grec Festival de Barcelona, or more simply El Grec, is Barcelona's Summer Festival of Theatre, Music, Dance and Circus and although relatively highbrow offers a programme for all types of public.
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Thoughts on May 24th 2015 Barcelona Municipal Elections
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