All posts by Justine Ancheta

Sagrada Familia after the coronavirus lockdown

Visiting Barcelona After the Coronavirus Lockdown (Covid-19)

Visiting Barcelona after the  lockdown As we pray to the Coronavirus Vaccine gods for a vaccine, you might still be dreaming of Barcelona. Maybe you missed a trip because of the pandemic. But, Barcelona

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A 3 Day Itinerary of places to see in Barcelona

Plan Your Barcelona Itinerary: 3 Days Guide, Written By a Local

Plan Your Barcelona Itinerary: 3 Days Guide, Written By a Local You’ve got your airline tickets. Your Pinterest boards are loaded with “things to do in Barcelona”. Next up: planning!

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Holi Festival - Depositphotos

Barcelona Festivals, Events, and Holidays 2020

Barcelona Festivals, Events, and Holidays 2020 Come to Barcelona any day of the year, and you’re guaranteed to find the right event for you. Religious celebrations, concerts, food fairs, or a Mexican

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Park Guell Barcelona

Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2020

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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Things to do in Barcelona at Christmas: Magical Christmas activities

Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona 2019

Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona 2019 Bon Nadal, Bones Festes!  Want to get holiday mood, indulge yourself in the festivities, feel that special holiday magic that only comes once a year? Welcome

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Christmas at Sagrada Familia

Fun Christmas Activities for Kids in Barcelona 2019

Celebrating Christmas in Barcelona is a unique experience. For one thing, where else can get presents from the Catalan Christmas log, the tió de nadal. Or when they squeal when they hand their handwritten

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Caga Tió, A Crapping Christmas Icon

He’s a defecating log with an exuberant smile on his face. And he brings holiday joy to Catalan children every Christmas. I don’t really quite remember the exact moment when I heard about the

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How to not get robbed in Barcelona

Is Barcelona Safe for Tourists?

Is Barcelona safe for tourists? In the aftermath of pro-independence protests, ever-present pickpockets, and past terrorist attacks, you may wonder if Barcelona is the dream destination people make it

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What to wear in Barcelona in the winter

What to wear in Barcelona in the winter December, January, and February are those cozy months when you can peruse the Barcelona Christmas fairs, check out the festive street lights, and hit up the exciting

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How to Care For Your Caga Tió (Tió de Nadal, Catalan Christmas Log)

If you want presents on Christmas Eve, you’ve gotta do some work: Give your tió de nadal some tender lovin’ care. And if you’ve never heard of him… The tió de nadal is a log with a face on

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