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Expats From Around the World Share the Spanish Norms They Find Strange

Expats From Around the World Share the Spanish Norms They Find Strange

It’s inevitable to move to a new country and not begin noticing all the little things that are different from back home. Of course, what is ‘normal’ is completely relative. That’s what makes moving to a new country all the more exciting. Expats get to experience […]

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Easter Traditions in Spain: Las Monas de Pascua

Easter Traditions in Spain: Las Monas de Pascua

Semana Santa (Holy Week) for Christians is a special time in Spain. Although the reputedly religious South of Spain is more well-known for its Easter traditions, pastry shop windows in Barcelona will be filled with las monas de pascua for the occasion. Las monas de pascua are hollow […]

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All About Celebrating Carnival in Barcelona

All About Celebrating Carnival in Barcelona

It’s that time of the year again in Barcelona! Get ready to pig out, drink, dress up and get wild during the seven days of fun leading up to Lent, a time of abstinence for Catholics. Carnival (Carnaval in Catalan) starts on February 23, Dijous […]

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A Quick Guide to Castellers: Human Towers, a Catalan Tradition

A Quick Guide to Castellers: Human Towers, a Catalan Tradition

The casteller tradition, specific to the region of Catalonia, Spain is said to have originated during the 18th century near Tarragona, where different colla (teams of castellers) began competing against one another to see who could create the tallest human castle possible. In 2010, castells were added to […]

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Peak Inside the new Catalan Inspired Gastronomic Experience, Opera Samfaina

Peak Inside the new Catalan Inspired Gastronomic Experience, Opera Samfaina

I stumbled upon Opera Samfaina while walking around Barcelona one day and was completely taken aback by what I found inside. This unique gastronomic experience on Las Ramblas, below the Liceu Opera Theater was created by world famous chefs, the Roca brothers, who opened El Cellar de […]

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Foolproof Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans in Barcelona

Foolproof Tips for Vegetarians and Vegans in Barcelona

Boasting some of the best cuisine in the world along with many decorated Michelin star restaurants and renowned chefs such as Ferran Adriá and Joan Roca (El Celler de Can Roca), Spain doesn’t lack culinary excellence. Spanish gastronomy favors their meat and fish products, especially […]

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