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Outside La Sagrada Familia in Photos

La Sagrada Familia is a very fascinating and heavily visited spot in Barcelona. A pretty constant line is formed around the exterior of the building, wrapping around the ever-present construction walls. Accents from around Spain are paired with German, next…

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Falling in Love with Cadaques

Cadaqués is a small village about two hours away from Barcelona and only an hour away from Girona. At first glance, it has a romantic forgotten city vibe. The main center has winding cobblestone streets, flowers that grow around the…

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Photo of the Day: Park Güell

Photo of the Day: Park Güell in Barcelona Spain I love taking pictures of people taking pictures of iconic things. I also have a really close up photo of just the lizard but I think this photo more accurately tells the…

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The 2nd Hour of my First Solo Trip

Getting off the bus in Placa Catalunya, visitors are immediately dropped off in the heart of the city. There are dozens of buses riding in and taking off, scooters and bikes zooming around and hundreds of people wandering the streets. Even…

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The 1st Hour of my 1st Solo Trip

My first five hours in Barcelona were some of the most liberating and scary. I was by myself. Totally alone. This is hour one. Weeks before setting off on my Costa Brava trip I had doubts about traveling abroad by…

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The Surprising Food Shops all around Barcelona

When I was walking around Barcelona, trying to burn off more calories that I was taking in, I noticed that there were a surprising number of cheese and meat shops around the city. I’m not sure what I expected (seafood,…

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The Best Secret Village in Europe that You’ve Never Heard of

What makes a great village in Europe? Charm- yes. History- definitely. Art and culture- please.  Good food- bonus points. What makes a great village even better? Well, that is really simple. The village has to have all those great village attributes- charm, history, art,…

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Eat like a Spaniard to Lose Weight

It seems like every time I flip a magazine page, meet up with girlfriends or listen to the chatter around the gym, a new crazy fad diet is taking over. I can’t be the only one who hates these ridiculous…

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Barcelona’s Most Famous Market

Mercat de la Boqueria, St. Joseph’s Meat Market On my first night in Barcelona, I met up with three other travel bloggers and we wandered around, what is arguably the most famous street in Barcelona, La Rambla. This large outdoor…

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Barcelona to Girona: A Perfect Weekend Holiday

As much as I love the hustle and excitement that traveling through big European cities brings me, I also like to add in a couple extra days to explore the nearby smaller towns to get a deeper connection with the…

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Hola from Costa Brava, Spain!

Greetings from Spain! The last time I was in Spain, my mom and I bought cheap tickets on RyanAir and flew to Barcelona over America’s Thanksgiving. We had never been to Spain before, spoke very little Spainish (and had even…

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