- Open to Any Destination
Nueva York, EEUU
August 3 — August 16, 2015
Hello from Barcelona
We are a family of 2 adults, Carles and Cecilia, and 2 children: Clara 16th years old and Joan 13th years old. Carlos is a physician and Cecilia work as a researcher in a Public institution. We like to travel and enjoy knowing different cultures and languages. We are careful and our children are well behaved.
August 3 — August 16, 2015
Many thanks to Cecilia, Carles & family for our recent home exchange which we enjoyed thoroughly. Their appartment is bright, spacious & clutter-free with all mod cons and it's location in Sant Cugat is perfect for exploring the Costa Brava & Costa Dorada due to the proximity of the AP7 Motorway or simply jumping on a train to Barcelona at the local train station which is only a 10 minute walk away. The communal pool attached to the appartment complex is a real bonus and is very clean & regularly maintained. I couldn't get the kids away from this most days & we nearly always had the pool to ourselves! Sant Cugat itself is a beautiful town with plenty of shops & restaurants & also boasts a large shopping centre nearby. Many thanks again Cecilia, Carles & family for a brilliant exchange & we wish you the best of luck with future exchanges! Stephen, Esther & Family.
We passed two nice weeks in Esther and Stephen’s home. Their home is big, bright and comfortable and it is placed in a quite neighborhood close to Greystones, a very familiar town with good restaurants (the Indian, the best) and supermarkets and with a nice beach. Dublin is 40 min by train and it is perfect to go to spend the day. From there you can reach the Wicklow National Park and make nice trips through the mountains and also the coast side. Thanks Esther and Stephen for these lovely days in Ireland.
It was a great time in Barcelona and at Cecilias Home. The apartment is very nice, big, comfortable and light-flooded with a wonderful balcony and a great terrace. There was everything what we (4 people) need for a nice stage. Very beautiful is the garden with the big swimming pool, too. We`ve really enjoyed everything. It is placed in a quite and beautiful neighborhood. You`ve to go a little walk to a small nice village to the metro station and then you are in 20 min by metro in the center of Barcelona. Near the apartment are several supermarkets, so you can easy buy everthing you need. We have passed nice days in Cecilia’s home visiting the most interesting places in Barcelona. Cecilia and her family left our flat in a perfect condition. It was a perfect swap and we would repeat it at any time. Many thanks to Cecilia & family for this nice stage.
We have passed ten days in Berlin at Andreas Freitag home. The flat is big, comfortable and bright with spacious bedrooms and all the equipment necessary for a nice stage. It is placed in a quite and beautiful neighborhood. The metro station was in front of the home, 30 min by metro to the center of Berlin. There are plenty of shops, a big supermarket just in front of the flat and some good restaurants. We have passed nice days in Freitag’s home visiting the most interesting places in Berlin, a perfect city for driving by bicycle. Many thanks Andreas & family for this nice stage.
We had the opportunity to meet Cecilia & Family in person, since we drove to Barcelona by Car and they took a flight to our house in Amsterdam. It was very nice to meet each other and they made us feel very welcome. We got some nice suggestions for restaurants, things to do, etc. The house is even nicer then it shows on the pictures and te community pool is a real bonus in summer. Train station is a 10 min. walk and the train brings you into Barca in 20-25 min, (train leaves every 10 min.). Barca is heavily crowded in the summer and Sant Cugat is a nice small suburb with a relaxed and authentic Catalan vibe. Great nature, biking trails and supurb views of Barca. We enjoyed every minute of our stay in Cecilia's house, Barcelona and Sant Cugat. I would certainly recommend an exchange with Cecilia and family. They treated our house like their own and we couldn't see the difference since we left. Without a doubt we would do the exchange again, because there is so much to explore in and around Barcelona.
We have spent twelve perfect days in Amsterdam at Duco & Katja’s home. It is a spacious and comfortable duplex near the center of Amsterdam city. The flat is exactly as it appears in the pictures and has two big bedrooms, a spacious kitchen & dinning room and a comfortable living room with all the equipment necessary for a nice stage. It is placed in a quite and lively neighborhood near Albert Cuypmarkt and with fast access to the center by tram. It’s plenty of shops and supermarkets close to the flat and some good and exotic restaurants. We have spent nice days in their home visiting the most interesting places in Amsterdam, also driving with the bikes they have also let to us. Thanks Duco & Katja for this nice exchange. We are really pleased of the weeks we have spent and enjoyed there.