All posts by Justine Ancheta

Interview: John Schellhase of Venture Spain

Travel blogs about Spain abound the blogosphere. But John Schellhase of Venture Spain takes a different approach, digging a bit deeper than just tapas and flamenco. While Venture Spain highlights different

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I’m on a podcast!

My favorite places in Barcelona, the blog, Catalan independence! I had fun talking to Pilar Orti about these things on the Spain Uncovered podcast. Pilar is Spanish and is based in London. On her podcast,

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Getting Morbid at Museu Blau

Located at Barcelona’s modern Parc del Forum, the Museu Blau’s other moniker is the Museu de Ciencies Naturales (Natural Science Museum). The new museum, which found its new home in 2011, is in

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Parc del Clot and Its Magnificent Arches

  If you want to feel wistful and romantic on your afternoon stroll in Barcelona, there’s a special park for you. No, it’s not Parc Güell. It’s Parc del Clot in Sant Martí. And it will bring

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A Spanish Lesson: Body, Panty, Leotardo, and More

When I was pregnant, I started to make a list of newborn clothes that I’d need before my baby girl’s arrival. My mother-in-law (who’s Spanish) asked me if my daughter had enough bodys. Well

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Badalona, Not Barcelona

  Oh, never-ending summer. I don’t know what the weather is like in your neck of the woods, but it’s been quite the warm autumn here in Barcelona. With temps around 24ºC / 75ºF and the added

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Avoid the Crowds in Barcelona

It’s not uncommon for people who hate Barcelona to put this on their “Why I Hate Barcelona” list: THE CROWDS. Sometimes, I’m with them.

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American Goods I Bring Back to Spain (and Foods I Make)

A few months ago, I sat down with my family to chow down on our routine weekend breakfast — homemade pancakes. I tipped over my bottle of American-imported maple syrup only to see a few piddly drops

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Glòries: Recreating an Epicenter

The cityscape of Barcelona is getting a makeover. The Torre Agbar, the Centro Comercial Les Glòries, Encants Vells flea market, and the new DHUB design center all call Glòries home. Soon the transforming

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Ten Reasons Why Barcelona is a Smart City

Barcelona is the first city in Spain coined a “Smart City” and is named the fifth overall in Europe in 2013 ahead of Paris, Stockholm, and London. And with all the noise about the Mobile World Congress

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