Advice on improving "Delightful Barcelona"

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    MelindaJGHposted 2 years ago

    Could fellow rubbers recommend how I could improve and increase readership of my hub, "Delightful Barcelona"?  I covered highlights for a short trip to this dynamic city.
    Thank you!
    Melinda

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      calculus-geometryposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a rubber, but I would suggest making your photos full width instead of those tiny thumbnails.

        Also, you should title your hubs to better reflect what they are about.  This hub seems to be a list of things for tourists to do, so maybe "7 Sights to See in Barcelona" or "7 Easy Things to Do in Barcelona as a Tourist" or something along those lines.  "Delightful Barcelona" is too vague for the typical web surfer who is looking for specific information. Good luck!

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        MelindaJGHposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Calculus-geometry, I appreciate your helpful suggestions! I will implement them after work.

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      WriteAngledposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I am amazed that you devote a whole section to a fast-food joint that is not even local. Barcelona abounds in glorious eating places serving the best of Catalan cuisine. Why are you recommending a McDonald lookalike? Surely people visiting Barcelona would prefer to sample local foods rather than  American pap!

      You also omit to mention the incredible La Sagrada Familia and the other fabulous buildings designed by Gaudi, not to forget Puig i Cadafalch’s amazing Gothic Casa Amatller.

      Oh, BTW, Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya. Catalan is the main language spoken here, not Spanish. Barcelona has lived through a sad history of Spanish imperialism. The vast majority of people I met each time I visited Barcelona are longing for the day when Catalunya finally succeeds in becoming independent from its Spanish oppressor.

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        MelindaJGHposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your comments, WriteAngled. 

        We did visit La Sagrada Familia on another occasion.  Churches are not our main focal point, but thanks for mentioning it.

        Catalan cuisine emphasizes shellfish and pork, whereas my husband and I do not eat meat, poultry, or shellfish.  We eat vegetables, pasta, beans and legumes, fish with scales, and dairy (milk products, such as cheeses,but not made with rennet, which comes from cows.)  Therefore, whenever we travel, it is a challenge finding a lunch spot where we can eat.  We found Maoz convenient to the Picasso Museum, having found no other certain sources of lunch that met our dietary restrictions.  Maoz offered tasty, nutritious vegetables, which I would not compare with Mc Donald's.

        We are aware that Catalan is the principal language of Barcelona, however, I speak Spanish and found that natives we met on the street or in museums, train stations, restaurants appreciated our very polite, friendly
        Spanish, which they understood better than our English.

        My article did not address political issues but offered one perspective on magnificent Barcelona.

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          calculus-geometryposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          There's no shame in eating at Maoz, it's hardly McDonald's.  People traveling with kids will especially appreciate the info.

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            MelindaJGHposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks, calculus-geometry.  I appreciate your comment.

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      NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I would break things up between text and images; text box, then full length image; text box, then full length image. That way the images aren't kind of bunched up all together and it doesn't disrupt the flow of the article. Also, I'd make the images full length, especially the ones near the bottom that create a lot of white space. It's better to not have white space. Also full length image come out better on mobile.

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        MelindaJGHposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, NateB11, I appreciate your advice and tried to implement your recommendations. I hope it flows better now.

 
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