Tag: Barcelona

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]