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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 […]

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My Experience Walking the Camino de Santiago in Photos

My Experience Walking the Camino de Santiago in Photos

People come from all over the world to walk the Camino de Santiago. The 790 km (490 mile) French Way is the most popular route with the best infrastructure for pilgrims. Although I’ve returned home, I still think daily about all the friendly people I […]

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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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Events and Activities Happening in Barcelona: December, 2016

Events and Activities Happening in Barcelona: December, 2016

Barcelona’s event calendar is always full, adding to the city’s charm. Although not the best time of the year for outdoor activities, Barcelona’s weather remains more or less mild throughout the winter, providing an enjoyable atmosphere for live music events or food trucks. From special […]

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