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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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Nova Mar Bella Beach #Barcelona - Platja de la Nova Mar Bella
Separated from neighbouring Mar Bella Beach by the Bac de Roda breakwater, the golden sands of Nova Mar Bella Beach stretch as far as the Llevant Beach, which is a distance of some 500 metres.
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Mar Bella Beach #Barcelona - Platja de la Mar Bella
Separated from neighbouring Bogatell Beach by the Mar Bella breakwater, the golden sands of Mar Bella Beach stretch as far as the Bac de Roda breakwater, which is a distance of some 500 metres.
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Somorrostro Beach - Platja de Somorrostro
Located between the gas breakwater and the Port Olímpic in the neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, Somorrostro Beach takes its name from a shanty town that was on the site until the 1960s.
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Sant Sebastià Beach - Platja de Sant Sebastià
Located in the neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, Sant Sebastià Beach is the most western of Barcelona's beaches, and along with Barceloneta Beach, has the longest tradition as a site for bathing.
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Barceloneta Beach - Platja de la Barceloneta
The name of Barceloneta Beach is indelibly associated with the old fishing neighbourhood of the same name, La Barceloneta, which today is famous for its fish and seafood restaurants.
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Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel - A Great #Barcelona Hotel with a Catalan Feel
Located on Carrer de Trafalgar on the boundary between the Dreta de l'Eixample and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera neighbourhoods, Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel is perfect for Barcelona City Centre.
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Bogatell Beach #Barcelona - Platja de Bogatell
Separated from neighbouring Nova Icaria Beach by the Bogatell breakwater, the golden sands of Bogatell Beach stretch as far as Mar Bella Beach, which is a distance of some 640 metres.
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Nova Icaria Beach - Platja de la Nova Icaria
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Located in the neighbourhood of Vila Olímpica del Poblenou, Nova Icaria Beach is the first of the Barcelona Beaches on the Sant Martí side of the Olympic Port.
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Hotel W Barcelona - A Spectacular Luxury Hotel in La Barceloneta
Located at the far end of Sant Sebastià Beach in the neighbourhood of La Barceloneta, Hotel W is not only one of the most spectacular hotels in the Catalan capital but also one of the most luxurious.
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Barcelona Beaches - The Best in the Mediterranean
The Barcelona Beaches are within walking distance of the City Centre or a short metro journey away. There are 9 beaches in Barcelona with blue flag status, and over 4 km of golden sands.
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Hotel Vincci Gala - Comfortable Accommodation in Barcelona City Centre
Located in a listed building overlooking Plaça Urquinaona, Four-Star Hotel Vincci Gal lies on the boundary between the Dreta de l'Eixample and Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera neighbourhoods.
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Hotel Villa Emilia - Charming Accommodation in the Esquerra de l'Eixample
Located in the Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample neighbourhood, Four-Star Hotel Villa Emilia is just as well-situated for the bars and nightlife of Sant Antoni as it is for Plaça d'Espanya.
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