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Spousetivities in Barcelona

If you’re going to be in Barcelona for either VMworld EMEA (running the week of October 17) or the fall 2016 OpenStack Summit (running the week of October 24), then I recommend you plan for your spouse/partner/girlfriend/boyfriend/whatever to join you for what I believe are some pretty spectacular Spousetivities.

VMworld EMEA

First, let’s have a quick look at the activities planned around VMworld EMEA. What’s in store? Here’s a quick sneak peek (check out the registration page for full details):

  • Sailing the Mediterranean off the coast of Barcelona
  • A casual 3-hour bike tour of Barcelona with tapas
  • Walking tour of Barcelona with wine and food tastings
  • A visit to Montserrat, with an opportunity to hear the famed Boys’ Choir and see one of the black Madonnas of Europe
  • A full-day trip to the French Pyrenees for a mix of Catalan, Spanish, and French culture
  • A full-day tour of Roman Tarragona and a visit to the Cistercian monastery of El Poblet

Tickets for all these events are available now. These events were sponsored by VMware NSX, Veeam, VMUG, and TVP Strategy.

OpenStack Summit Barcelona

If you’re coming to Barcelona for the OpenStack Summit instead (or perhaps staying over after VMworld EMEA), there’s a great week of activities planned that week as well, all sponsored by VMware NSX. Here’s a quick run-down:

  • Barcelona food and wine tour
  • Biking tour of Barcelona with some delicious tapas for lunch
  • A trip to Montserrat with wine tastings afterward
  • A visit to the Pyrenese mountain village of Rupit (not to be missed!)
  • Hiking the cliffs and coves of Catalunya
  • A tour of the medieval walled city of Giorna
  • Roman Tarragona and the El Poblet Cistercian monastery

Tickets for these events are also available now.

As you can see, there’s some overlap between the two weeks, but there is still more than enough to keep anyone busy for both weeks!

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