All posts by Justine Ancheta

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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Inside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your Visit

Inside the Sagrada Familia: Tips for Your Visit Back in the day, it was easy to walk inside the Sagrada Familia church and buy your ticket. Today – no more. Now you have to snake through lines and

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Barcelona clothes in the spring

What to wear in Barcelona in the spring

You’ve bought your plane ticket, and you’re coming to Barcelona in the spring. Time to pack your strappy dresses and flip-flops! Or not? Planning your outfits for Barcelona can be tricky because

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Barcelona, things to see: La Boqueria of colorful fruits, meants

How to Spend 4 Days in Barcelona

How to Spend 4 days in Barcelona If you can spend as long as 4 days in Barcelona, you can bask in the city’s perpetual sunny weather, Catalan food delights, and balmy seaside. But Barcelona is more

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What to do in Seville, Spain

3 days in Seville: Things to Do and See

Seville is the birthplace of Spanish stereotypes: fruity sangria, passionate bullfights, and fiery flamenco. But it’s more than that. It’s the Sevillanos’ spirited nature, their never-changing Andalusian

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The Visionary Urban Design of the Eixample District, Barcelona

In 2008, when I first moved to Sant Antoni, a neighborhood in the Eixample district (pronounced ‘eshampla’) of Barcelona, I was overwhelmed by the endless blocks and blocks of buildings. And on

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A 3 Day Itinerary of places to see in Barcelona

Plan Your Barcelona Itinerary: 3 Days Guide + Practical Tips

Plan Your Barcelona Itinerary: 3 Days Guide + Practical Tips You’ve got your airline tickets. Your Pinterest boards are loaded with “things to do in Barcelona”. Next up: planning! But

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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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