Day Trip From Barcelona – Santa Maria De Montserrat Abbey

Day Trip From Barcelona – Santa Maria De Montserrat Abbey

We had a lot of fun in Barcelona – We did many different type of activities in the city itself – you can find the details here. We had about 5 days to spend in Barcelona – so one day we decided to do a day trip ! After some research we came across Santa Maria De Montserrat Abbey . This monastery was founded in the 10th century and has been in existence for over 1000 years !! It is located…

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Top Things to do in Barcelona !

Top Things to do in Barcelona !

To me Spain always invoked images of beautiful girls in colorful  dresses, bull fights , amazing food  and wonderful music . It is a place I always imagined I would love to visit. As such when I had a chance to visit it earlier this year- I was excited ! We  visited Barcelona first ,  Madrid second, and did two day trips to Toledo and Segovia from Madrid .  You can read about choosing between Barcelona and Madrid  here ….

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Antoni Gaudi Buildings – Barcelona

Antoni Gaudi Buildings – Barcelona

My favorite part about Barcelona, Spain is Gaudi’s buildings! I personally think this is what makes Barcelona Unique and world famous! Antoni Gaudi was an architect who had a highly original and distinctive style ! To me he was a genius ! In his buildings you can see the amount of thought he had invested in each detail. In addition to building flamboyant buildings, he incorporated functional design in ceramics , stained glass iron work and carpentry  ! You could…

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Sagrada Familia – Barcelona

Sagrada Familia – Barcelona

Most cities have a building that is used to identify the city  or that comes to people’s mind when they think of that city . Paris has the Eifel Tower , Toronto has the CN Tower and Barcelona has the Sagrada Familia . Sagrada Familia is a church that was designed by Gaudi ( Barcelona’s most famous architect ) and he was in the process of building it when he was tragically killed.  To this day the construction of the…

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Restaurants in Barcelona

Restaurants in Barcelona

I was really looking forward to the food in Spain and specifically in Barcelona! It did not disappoint. Sharing my experiences and review of the various restaurants in Barcelona! The Good Places La Vinateria del Call near Rambla and in the Gothic Quarters Familia Lonja de Tapas near the Picasso Museum in the Gothic Quarters La Casa de les Lletres near the Gothic Quarters Cerveceria Catalana near La Gracia Street The Okay Places Irati near Rambla Maximum Gelaters Des De…

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Switch To Canadian App Store From US App Store Without a US Credit Card!

Switch To Canadian App Store From US App Store Without a US Credit Card!

I recently bought Amazon Echo ! I am based out of a Toronto, Canada. I could not find Amazon Alexa App on the Canadian App Store ! You need that app in order to setup Alexa. I searched the internet on how do I go about switching to the US App store so that I can download Alexa and complete my Amazon Echo setup ! Most of the articles I found on the internet was outdated ( the steps described…

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What Cities to Visit in Spain ?

What Cities to Visit in Spain ?

I had this same question just two months ago in June of 2017 . After doing some research I had decided to visit Barcelona and Madrid in Spain . Now that my trips is almost over  I recommend both cities. Deciding where you go will depend purely on what you enjoy. Barcelona The good : Architecture- If you are a fan of Gaudi this is the place to be . I really enjoyed the Palace of Guel, Park Guel ,…

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Keysight Technologies – Keys.N

Keysight Technologies – Keys.N

I came across Keysight Technologies on BNN . It was recommended as part of two BNN guest’s top picks. Another reason it caught my interest was because I used to use their products when I worked at Blackberry to develop and test our chip set . Jennifer Rahman recommended on her top picks. Some points that she highlighted I found attractive: 50 percent of their businesses is repeat business 5 G deployment will require products offered from this company to…

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Snapchat Put – 32% Return in less than a week !

Snapchat Put – 32% Return in less than a week !

I had bought a Snapchat put on  Aug 7th, 2017 to offset  the downside risk of my equity long position. Especially to protect it against large possible downward movements last Friday – when SNAP’s second quarter earnings came out. I paid $505 for a put contract for 500 shares with an Aug 18th expiry rate and a $13 strike price.  The $505 is the premium I paid for the downward protection.  I mainly bought it to offset  the risk of…

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Free Ebooks from Microsoft

Free Ebooks from Microsoft

Eric Ligman – A Director @ Microsoft in Sales posts links to free ebooks once a year.   I found the list of books to be useful. I downloaded books about the Cloud , Micro services, Azure , Excel and SQL . From his post ” Giving Away MILLIONS of FREE Microsoft eBooks again, including: Windows 10, Office 365, Office 2016, Power BI, Azure, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM, PowerShell, Exchange Server, System Center, Cloud, SQL…

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