All posts by Justine Ancheta

Barcelona: 2 Day Itinerary for First-Time Visitors

Curvaceous Gaudí buildings, narrow Roman streets, and infinite views of a gridded city. That’s just scratching the surface, my friends. The truth is this: Barcelona is massive. And it’s overpacked

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What to wear in Barcelona in the Fall

Fall can be a tricky season when it comes to knowing what to wear in Barcelona. While autumn officially starts on September 22, it’s still shorts-and-tank-tops season well until early October. The

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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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