Tag: Culture

Sardinian Food: 8 Local Dishes to Try

Sardinian Food: 8 Local Dishes to Try

Sardinia wasn’t even on my radar, but I jumped head first at the opportunity to spend three weeks there in August. I arrived uninformed and left with much more than just a tan. I had an amazing time hiking, boating and exploring all the stunning, […]

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 […]

Calçots: How to Enjoy These Catalan Onions Like a Local

Calçots: How to Enjoy These Catalan Onions Like a Local

Have you ever heard of calçots? They are a special kind of long onion specific to Catalunya and locals absolutely love them! They are super tasty, but be warned, calçots are extremely messy to eat, but that’s all part of the fun. Calçots can be found in […]

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 […]

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 […]