One of the great joys of business travel is that with a little determination and a lot of denial of jetlag, you too can savour satisfying snippets of your location. And this time, it was beautiful Barcelona.
Part of the challenge is to select those few things that are the highlights to get the genuine experience of the place. So I was truly fortunate to have the insights of an almost frequent visitor, friend and colleague, Sally.
Despite what was basically a torrential downpour at times, we braved the bucketing rain to wander around Las Ramblas, the wide, tree-lined, pedestrian shopping boulevard that runs for kilometers through Barcelona. It