A Guide to Barcelona’s Top Neighborhoods

One of the things I love most about Barcelona is that there’s just so much to see and do. No matter what you’re interested in, whether that be museums, architecture, parties, food, etc, you are guaranteed to find a ton of things that you’ll enjoy. I’ve been living here for[…]

A Day Out in Barcelona: El Born & Gothic Quarter

When I first moved to Barcelona 4 long years ago, I was living with host families (yes, plural – I had to change families every 3 months. Fun, right?). Thankfully, my first host family was super active and very excited to show me around their beloved city, which I had[…]

6 Amazing Tapas to Try in Barcelona – Infographic

When you travel to a new place, you want to see as much as you can, right? It’s common to spend all day wandering the streets, snapping away with your camera, in search of Instagram-worthy views. But there’s more to a city than just its famous sights! A culture is[…]

Bike Tour of Barcelona with Steel Donkey

I’ve been living in Barcelona for 3 years now, and I’d like to think that I’ve done a fair amount of exploring. I’ve done various walking tours, entered in the more important architectural buildings and museums, and of course been in my share of tapas bars. However, I had never[…]

“Barcelona, Love at First Taste” with Eye on Food Tours

Bring together delicious food, a unique and interesting history, and the beauty of Barcelona, and you’ve got yourself a winner! I had the pleasure of going on a morning foodie walking tour recently with Eye on Food Tours, where we explored the historic neighborhoods (and restaurants) of El Born and[…]

40+ Foods to Try in Barcelona

For me, one of the most rewarding things about traveling is trying out the local food in each place. I vigorously research before every trip I take, and a special portion of that is dedicated specifically to traditional foods in each city and at different times of the year. However,[…]

Best Restaurants & Bars in Barcelona, According to Expats & Locals

When you come to Barcelona, it is easy to get lured into the tourist traps in search of the perfect paella or sangria. Unfortunately, this generally means you get low-quality, overpriced food and drinks, and you will leave feeling disappointed rather than satisfied. There are plenty of amazing restaurants in[…]

Spanish Idioms, #2: Que no Cunda el Pánico!

My first year in Spain, I began to have a major craving for Mexican food. I’m from Southern California, so there’s a delicious and authentic Mexican joint on practically every corner. One of my first jobs as a teenager was working in a small Mexican restaurant, and I never tire[…]

Spanish Idioms, #1: Poner Toda la Carne en el Asador

Idioms, or colloquial expressions, are very important when you learn a language. It helps you to think in a new way and also relate to native speakers more. You may know tons of vocabulary and be able to conjugate your verbs, but without the use of idioms, your speech will[…]

Hunting for Mushrooms (Not the Magical Kind) in Barcelona

My second year living in Barcelona, my host family asked me “Hey, want to go looking for mushrooms in the mountains?” I thought they were joking, but it turns out that it is a super popular activity in the autumn here in Catalonia. If there’s one thing I’ve learned in[…]