All posts by Justine Ancheta

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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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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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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Compare the best anti-theft backpacks for travel

Buyer’s Guide: Best Anti-Theft Backpacks for Travel 2020

BUYER’S GUIDE: BEST ANTI-THEFT BACKPACKS FOR TRAVEL 2020 Are you nervous that you’ll get your money or passport stolen on your trip? Of course, vigilance is the best way to prevent pickpockets from

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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 until early October. As an expat

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Pickpocket-Proof Travel Clothing with Hidden Pockets

I was 14 when I first visited Rome. My family had been warned that the city was rife with pickpockets. So my mom had a genius idea to keep her money safe. She sewed a huge pocket inside the front panel

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