Loved my time in Barcelona as my brother-in-law and his Spanish wife live there. Always good to have locals to show you around and let you know the best places to go, although I see recently the Barcelona locals are struggling with the tourist numbers and are trying to have tourism numbers reduced.
Ideally I would love to have a house in either the Canadian or US Rockies. Easy access to fantastic snow, clean air, beautiful scenery. I've always considered myself a cold-climate person, rather than a tropical beach sort.
If the buggers keep picking the tourists' pockets, that'll reduce the numbers. Onlly time I've ever had my pocket picked, and I wasn't aware till I realise the 45 Euros were gorn!
Barcelona was great, but my favourites were the big Andalusian towns we went to - Sevilla, Granada and Córdoba. Except for the churchy crap. Melt down that gold and Spain's a world financial power again, although a few Latino countries might say it's theirs.