Matt Elmore

Matt Elmore

Matt Elmore from Alexandria, Virginia has worked as a writer, editor, translator and English teacher in some far-flung corners of the world, in both Asia and the Middle East. He landed here in 1998. Currently, he is practising all his skills at once, with recent publications in 'The Art Newspaper' and 'The World Health Organization Bulletin'. As if that weren’t enough to keep him busy, he is also honing his parenting skills with the help of his young son.

From the archive: The law against treasure hunting in Spain goes unenforced on the city’s beaches more

Nov 12, 2010 10:17 AM IN THE CITY

From the archive: Ladies of the night and where men go to find them more

Sep 17, 2010 3:07 AM IN THE CITY

A hidden jewel

Rafel Royes Lopez

Untouristy and little used Parc Guinardó offers fresh air, greenery and impressive 360 degree views of the city more

Aug 17, 2010 10:18 AM LIVING 1 Comments

In February 2009, Barcelona was shocked by the shooting of a local businessman in broad daylight—but such firearm murders are thankfully rare in the city more

Feb 24, 2010 4:04 PM IN THE CITY


Photo by Tracy Gilbert

Two pro basketball players from the US tell us what it's like to play for the FC Barcelona team more

Feb 24, 2010 3:50 PM IN THE CITY


Photo by Lee Woolcock

Why is juvenile obesity becoming a common problem in a country where it was practically nonexisent a generation ago? more

Feb 1, 2010 1:00 AM IN THE CITY 1 Comments

Las Ramblas downhill home

Illustration by Kat Cameron

Are things really getting rougher on Barcelona's famous Ramblas, or is it much the same as always? more

Sep 29, 2009 12:01 AM IN THE CITY 3 Comments

Being paid to shop would be a dream come true for many. Here are some people who have actually made it a reality. more

May 29, 2009 2:08 PM LIVING

American football

Lee Woolcock

North American football has never captured the popular imagination here, but some people take it extremely seriously more

Mar 1, 2009 3:49 PM IN THE CITY

Film-maker and owner of Cinema Méliès more

Jan 1, 2009 9:00 AM IN THE CITY

Discover how to buy a motor scooter and get the license needed to drive it in Barcelona more

Jul 1, 2008 6:00 PM LIVING

Low-cost flights

Illustration by Fay Shelton

Barcelona's tourist industry has certainly benefited from the phenomenon of cheap flights. But with falling prices, how do the low-cost airlines make money? more

May 1, 2008 6:17 PM LIVING

People disagree about whether file sharing is right or wrong, but everyone agrees it’s widely practised more

Feb 1, 2008 6:08 PM LIVING

If you're made redundant in Barcelona, it's important to know your rights more

Jan 1, 2008 5:59 PM LIVING

Meet a Barcelona architect and entrepreneur planning to offer travellers a room with a heavenly view more

Nov 1, 2007 6:18 PM LIVING

Teachers' Union

Patricia Esteve

The teacher’s union in Barcelona also offers advice and membership to English teachers more

Oct 1, 2007 11:52 AM LIVING 1 Comments

Chariot fit for a star

Rafel Royes Lopez

Customising your car is an increasingly popular, and expensive, thing to do. more

Aug 1, 2007 9:40 PM LIVING

All that remains

Nacho Caravia Nagueras

In 1921, there were about 35,000 horses on Barcelona's streets. Now there are just a handful more

Aug 1, 2007 2:15 PM LIVING

War Veteran

Patricia Esteve

In this article, we meet an 86-year-old Civil War veteran who is doing his part to make sure people know how it was back then, even if they weren't yet born more

Jul 1, 2007 10:55 AM LIVING

The need for speed

Rafel Royes Lopez

Ever wonder what it would feel like to drive fast as hell around a Formula 1 track? Find out at Barcelona's race circuit located just outside the city more

Jul 1, 2007 10:45 AM LIVING

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