All posts by Justine

Sips, Sites, and Bites: Review of Eye on Food Tours, Barcelona

In Barcelona, the trends of food trucks, brunch spots, and hip restaurants with Instagram-ready neon signs don’t seem to be dying off anytime soon. While these modern hot spots are all fine

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The Caganer, Another Catalan Christmas Crapper

We’re in a poopy mess here these holidays. Here’s a curious Catalan Christmas tradition that has to do with the act of defecation (other than the caga tió). And that’s the caganer, the

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Things to do in Barcelona at Christmas: Magical Christmas activities

Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona 2018

Bon Nadal, Bones Festes! Every December I tell myself, “I want the full Christmas experience in Barcelona!” I want to get in the holiday mood, indulge myself in the festivities, feel that special

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Bun noodles at Viet Kitchen, Barcelona, Spain

Viet Kitchen: an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant, Barcelona

Even though I’m not Vietnamese, I’m a snob when it comes to Vietnamese food. I’m from Southern California, which has an official “Little Saigon”. It’s where the first

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Christmas at Sagrada Familia

11 Fun Christmas Activities for Kids in Barcelona 2018

You’re in Barcelona, and you want Christmas. And that warm, toasty feeling of seeing your kids giggle when they get candy from the Catalan Christmas log, the tió de nadal. Or when they squeal when

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The 20 Best Day Trips from Barcelona

20 Best Day Trips from Barcelona, Spain So many Barcelona day trips, so little coffee. While Barcelona is a traveler’s dream, the surrounding area of Catalonia is extraordinary. If you’re visiting

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What to wear in Barcelona in the winter

Winter is just around the corner, dolls and dudes. I’m talking about December, January, and February —  those cold months when you peruse the Christmas fairs, check out the festive street lights,

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Buyer's Guide: The Best anti-theft travel bags 2018

Buyer’s Guide: Best Anti-Theft Travel Bags 2019

BUYER’S GUIDE: BEST ANTI-THEFT TRAVEL BAGS 2019 Looking for the best travel purse for Europe? Or Asia? No matter how prepared you think you are for traveling, it may be difficult to outsmart swift

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7 Places for Breathtaking Panoramic Views of Barcelona

Barcelona’s a city of varying elevations. And there’s nothing like being in a really, really high place — and seeing the lay of the land of a large city below. Then your life starts to take

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Compare the best anti-theft backpacks for travel

Buyer’s Guide: Best Anti-Theft Backpacks for Travel 2019

BUYER’S GUIDE: BEST ANTI-THEFT BACKPACKS FOR TRAVEL 2019 Are you nervous that you’ll get robbed on your trip? Of course, vigilance is the best way to prevent pickpockets from stealing your stuff.

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