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Mobile World Congress: Taking a BYTE Out of Barcelona!

We arrived in Barcelona two days before the show started. The city is gorgeous, famous for its Gaudi architecture. The picture below, taken from Wikipedia because there are cranes now all over it during its completion, shows the famous Basilica I Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia. Construction began in 1882 and has proceeded off and on since. Now, in 2011, it is only halfway complete. The name Gaudi, as it refers to the architecture so prevalent here, refers to Catalan architect Antoni Gaud
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So far, we've been hanging at Tapas restaurants. That's it. Tapas. The food at the show, no offense to MWC, is, well, nada compared to what you find in the streets of Barcelona. Here's a look at the tapas we ate last night at the terrific restaurant L'Oliva. Here we see some proscuito with pineapple and melon and the most amazing salad I think I've ever had -- the goat cheese was so mild we doubted it could come from a goat. But you have to believe the Mesero, right? After long days on the show floor and long evenings at events and press events, it's okay to reward yourself a little.

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