All posts by Justine Ancheta

Handmade Love at Museu Marítim

 It was a long two days. I had two kids at home with crusty eyes and goopy snot coming out of their noses. I was the official booger wiper, mess cleaner,

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Christmas Market at the Sagrada Familia

Spain is a late-to-bed, late-to-rise kind of country. There are times when you can take advantage of this — especially when trying to enjoy crowded events

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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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Christmas at the Santa Llúcia Fair

The month of December is chock full of holiday-inspired activities in Barcelona. The downside is that you have to pick and choose which are worthwhile events because it’s impossible to fit them all

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Doors of Gran de Gracia

While walking my way to a friend’s flat in Gracia, I couldn’t help but snap photos of these unique entryways. This was all captured on one street, Gran de Gracia. They were all found in the span of

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City of Lights

Barcelona at night is glistening right now. With all its holiday lights illuminating the streets, the city was beckoning us to come out and enjoy the Christmas glory. We intentionally left at late afternoon

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Las Ramblas: Barcelona’s Vibrant Promenade

It’s entertaining and often gritty. And it’s a must-see in Barcelona — Las Ramblas. Before going, I wondered if we’d see Ronaldinho performing tricks of fancy footwork with his

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An Interview with Hidden City Tours

Lisa Grace, a British expat and resident of Barcelona for nine years, is making a mark on the city. Last year, Lisa was fired from her research consulting job while on extended maternity leave. So she

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Mercat de Mercats – The Mother of Markets

  I’d been wanting to go to the Mercat de Mercats ever since its first event four years ago. I kept missing this feast for the eyes and stomach. This annual food fair features local vendors

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