All posts by Justine Ancheta

Park Guell Barcelona

Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2019

I’ve been a resident of Barcelona for over 10 years, and oftentimes, I still feel like a tourist. This happens usually when I’m wandering with the crowds in Gothic Quarter or Born, or passing

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What to wear in Barcelona in the summer

Strappy tank tops, flowy bohemian skirts, a straw hat…these are all the pieces you imagine wearing on your summer vacation, right? While sporting all the pretty summer outfits make for a beautiful

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Where to Find the Best Shopping in Barcelona

From the high-end shops on Diagonal Avenue – to the vintage boutiques in Gracia, Barcelona doesn’t disappoint with the range of places to shop. Whether you’re seeking designer shopping

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What to visit in Barcelona in 4 days

How to Spend One Day in Barcelona

HOW TO SPEND ONE DAY IN BARCELONA How can you spend one day in Barcelona? If you’re coming into Barcelona for a layover, cruise, or whirlwind European trip, it’s possible to capture the essence

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Tibidabo church, Barcelona, Spain

Guide to Mount Tibidabo, Barcelona

Once upon a time, in a faraway land in Barcelona…there was a majestic palace that stood on a mountain. On top of the palace was a man. He stood tall – with his arms wide open. Nearby, you could

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Pickpocket-Proof Travel Clothing with Hidden Pockets

When I took my first trip to Rome with my parents, I was 14. We’d been warned that the city was Pickpockets Central. So my mom had a genius idea to keep her money safe. She sewed a huge pocket inside

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Review of a Context Tour: Barcelona, Gaudi and Modernism

I’ve said it before. If Barcelona didn’t have the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, or La Pedrera, the city could probably stand alone as a top destination. Why? The other modernist buildings –

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What to Buy in Barcelona: Souvenirs and Gifts

While Barcelona has its share of cheeseball souvenir shops filled with Gaudí mosaic bulls, it also has hushed boutiques, generations-old specialty shops, and one-stop-shop department stores overflowing

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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona Barcelona is the most beautiful haven of thieves. I’ve lived here for 11 years, and I’ve had only one theft, which was my backpack sitting in a stroller.

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What to Wear in Spain According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Spain? If you’re planning a multi-city trip, assembling your Spain outfits can be tricky. You may have to dress for different types of weather! After all, Spain

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