Best places to do business in the wired world

Business travelers are as likely to find themselves in Seoul or Bangalore as they are on Sand Hill Road. But where to meet, eat and check e-mail? Not to worry. Our city-by-city list details the best places to get things done, no matter where you are.

Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain
Mobile World Congress and the International Technology Forum are holding their conferences here this year, putting the once low-tech city on the high-tech map.

How to get around: The Metro's color-coded lines are easy to use, and tickets work on subways, buses, and trams. A one-way ride costs about $1.70.

Where to find free Wi-Fi: Unlike the chain's U.S. shops, the Starbucks in busy Plaza Catalunya (640 Diagonal; 34-93-405-9024) offers wireless access gratis.

Where to get a trim: Try Dynamic Look (155 Paseo Sant Joan; 34-93-458-6921;, which offers cuts for both men ($19) and women ($39).

Best place to get down to business: Have casual meetings at cozy, Italian-style Il Caffe di Roma (107-115 Carrer Tarragona; 34-93-429-4580).

Best place to celebrate closing the deal: Casa Calvet (48-08010 Casp; 34-93-412-4012;, right, is a Catalan-style restaurant in a house originally designed by Antoni Gaudí, Barcelona's favorite architect.

What you might not know: Catalan, not Spanish, is the primary language.

Bangalore, India

Barcelona, Spain

Helsinki, Finland

Hong Kong



Shanghai, China


Stockholm, Sweden

Tallinn, Estonia

Tel Aviv, Israel

Tokyo, Japan
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