Kid snacks you can buy in Barcelona supermarkets

Sometimes when you’re traveling with your kids, you want to feed them with snacks that are inexpensive, healthy-ish, and convenient to throw in your purse. Ya know, something to hold them over until their next meal. Or doesn’t cause a complete crumb explosion on a bus. Even Beyoncé brought snacks for Blue Ivy at the…

La Casa dels Entremesos: Giants, Big Heads, and Beasts

Have you seen the GIANTS of Barcelona? Maybe you’ve been to the citywide La Mèrce Festival, or a smaller neighborhood celebration around Barcelona. And you may have caught the gegants – towering figures parading and dancing around. They make normal humans look like Hobbits of Middle-earth. Or, do you know about the capgrossos, or “big heads”? If you live in Barcelona,…

CosmoCaixa: An Interactive Science Museum in Barcelona

Remember this? Your physics teacher tells you to turn to page 137 of your textbook. He rattles on about a formula or a chart. You try to understand it, but you find the “hugs not drugs” posters on the wall much more intriguing. Yawwwwnnnn… So, how do you make learning science FUN AND EXCITING? You…

Junk or Treasure? The Sunday Market at Sant Antoni

For movie fanatics, memorabillia collectors, book enthusiasts, frikis, or comic nerds in Barcelona, Sant Antoni’s Sunday market is for you. If you’ve never hit up the Mercat Dominical de Sant Antoni, you haven’t seen the rows and rows of vendors selling dusty books and music in all formats from yesteryear. Let’s say you can’t find Top…

La Plaça: The new Gastro Market at El Corte Ingles

El Corte Ingles has needed to update their top-story restaurant for awhile. Even though it matched most El Corte Ingles cafeterias all around Spain, which was boringly just called “La Cafeteria”, The department store’s Plaça Catalunya location decided to up its game on the design and concept. After all, it IS in Barcelona. The design is a common…

Pedra Paper Tisora, a creative toy shop in Poblenou

In Poblenou, locals love to shoot the breeze on the narrow pedestrian street, Carrer Marià Aguiló. They visit its restaurants and bars, chat with their neighbors, or stop to gaze at the storefront displays. Marià Aguiló is quite a long street with charming bookstores, shoe shops, wine shops, and a market hall. It also has a handful of…

LeccaBaffi, Mustache-Lickin’ Good Italian Food

Delicious Italian food in Barcelona? Oh, yes. I had the pleasure of sharing some Mediterranean carbs with a few lovely ladies / Barcelona food bloggers at LeccaBaffi, a new Italian deli and shop in Eixample. The wonderful Sara Larsson of Appetite and Other Stories invited me for this delicious tasting. I knew about meeting up here…

BonAppetour Experience: Dining with Catalan locals + friends

“We’re all virgins here!”, says Teresa, our host and chef debonaire. My friend, Ben from Driftwood Journals, invited me to join this “dine with locals” food experience with BonAppetour. Yes, it was my first time to dine with a local chef in their home. And, no, it didn’t hurt one bit. Because God knows I…