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Castell de Santa Florentina: The Real Horn Hill From Game of Thrones

Castell de Santa Florentina: The Real Horn Hill From Game of Thrones

Just outside of Barcelona, hidden in the forests of Canet de Mar sits Castell de Santa Florentina. You may recognize the castle walls and arches from the HBO series, Game of Thrones. The castle was featured as Horn Hill, the seat of House Tarly in […]

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

Catalan Autumn Traditions: Mushrooms, Chestnuts and Sweet Wine

As the season begins to change in Barcelona, workers are getting ready to trim the normally lush trees that line the city streets. Although it may not be very cold yet, it’s autumn in Catalonia. As with every season, there are special cultural traditions that […]

8 of my Favorite Cafés to Work and Study in Barcelona

8 of my Favorite Cafés to Work and Study in Barcelona

Aside from having amazing coffee I would never be able to replicate at home, the perfect café atmosphere can also be inspiring. Many expats, international students and travelers (myself included) are always on the lookout for great places to blog, get some work done or […]

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Costa Brava

5 of the Best Beach Towns in Costa Brava

Costa Brava spans 60 kilometers (37 miles) along the Catalan coastline from the city of Blanes to France. The region is a sought after holiday destination for both foreigners and locals alike due to its rugged terrain, beautiful coves, mouthwatering seafood and quaint beach towns. […]

Free Things to do in Barcelona That Aren’t Museums

Free Things to do in Barcelona That Aren’t Museums

If you’re traveling on a tight budget, don’t worry! There is a great selection of free things to do in Barcelona. It’s such a lively city, so free activities aren’t just limited to a day at the museum. Here are my top picks, and they […]

I Walked the Camino de Santiago Alone, You Should Too

I Walked the Camino de Santiago Alone, You Should Too

How safe is it to walk the Camino de Santiago alone? Surprisingly to some, I only asked myself this question momentarily right before I left to do the trek. My friends and family were very supportive of me when they found out I was going […]