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Why should you come to Barcelona?

After spending four months in Barcelona I have fallen in love with this city. My roommates and I always find ourselves sitting around and talking about what we have and have not seen. We have been recommended places, stumbled across places on our own, and of course seen all the must see places in Barcelona. I would never ever trade this experience for anything and we wanted to take a few moments to share some of our favorite places in this amazing city.

Casa Mila is just one of Gaudi’s amazing works in Barcelona, some other must sees are Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia. Bo de B is definitely one of the best restaurants we have found…literally we go there multiple times a week. Other must try restaurants are Pim Pam (a burger place), Rosa Negra (a mexican place), Tapas 24 (a tapas places), and Da Greco (an italian place). Go to the beach and the mountains, it’s not an option. One of my favorite things is just walking around the city. You never know what you will discover and there is without a doubt truly so much to discover in Barcelona.

 
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Posted by on December 1, 2011 in Journalism 2.0, Travel, Uncategorized

 

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Finding Solo Time in the Midst of Visitors

This was quite a crazy weekend for me. Sensation White came to Barcelona this weekend and because of that four of my friends from home came from Florence, where they are studying abroad, to visit for the weekend. Throughout the weekend I tried to show them everything I could about Barcelona so they could fall in love with it the way I have. However, if you try to imagine four extra girls in a room made for two you might be able to understand why I was desperate for some solo time. Don’t get me wrong, I love that my friends came to visit and we had a GREAT weekend but it was nice to take two hours for myself one afternoon to just enjoy some solo time.

I didn’t do anything particularly exciting or different for my solo time, in fact I went to one of my favorite places to eat here in Barcelona and walked along a street I am very well acquainted with. First I went to Bó de B, a great little hole-in-the-wall sandwich place near the beach. I probably eat there once or twice a week, if you haven’t been there before stop reading this and GO NOW! I got my sandwich to go and took a leisurely walk up Via Laietana near the Juame I square and metro stop. I always enjoy this walk because there is so much going on no matter what time of day it is, there are always people out and about, I love the hustle and bustle feeling I get when I’m on this street. I spent the hour just thinking about the weekend and enjoying everything going on around me. It was a much needed break but ironically I was very eager to get back to my friends to take them on another adventure in Barcelona. They were a little reminder of home and I think that at first part of me didn’t want to be reminded of home. But in the end, I realized what a great time it was to have that comfort around me for the weekend. And now, I will definitely have to make a trip to Florence to visit them!

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Festivals, Solo Time

 

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