Author(s): Dirk Engelhardt
Why are half of the bars in Barcelona called "Frankfurt", why is chocolate booming here, and why do the people of Barcelona never write their names on their doorbells? Why are brothels/transient hotels booming in Barcelona? Where can you find the most unusual souvenirs? What happens at night in the Egyptian Museum? This book will lead you to places in the Catalonian capital for which you will look in vain in conventional travel guides, far from Gaudi, Rambla, and Paella. Even the Catalonians surprise themselves in this book...
Dirk Engelhardt, born in 1967 in Gottingen, studied in Berlin. Since 1994 he has been a freelance journalist, writing for the best known German newspapers Die Zeit, Welt am Sonntag, and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, among others. In 2006, he received a journalists' prize for his report, "For the Best in Men", published in the Rheinischer Merkur. Since 2008, he has been a correspondent in Spain (Barcelona): www.dirkengelhardt.info.