by Ignasi Giro in Cool Travel on Tuesday 29 January 2013

The Ruta de las guías inciertas book (Guide of the uncertain walks) is a Barcelona travel guide with a twist. It’s an experimental way to plan a visit to Barcelona through the unique drawings of Clara Nubiola. Over the course of a month, Nubiola was sent daily to an unknown departure point with a bag containing only a GPS, a Notebook and just two hours on the clock. She had the time to walk freely from this point, drawing and writing as many relevant things as she could find. Afterwards, she would give the full notebook to the editors and they would design the book with all the different drawings. Aside from being a wonderfully illustrated work, the book is a reflection about what is and what is not relevant for a visitor when they walk through a town they’ve never seen before.