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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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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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Where to find the cool hotels: Barcelona neighborhoods + accommodations

The Best Places to Stay in Barcelona: Neighborhoods and Hotels

Where are the best places to stay in Barcelona, Spain? Each neighborhood offers different things: bountiful bakeries, beguiling bars, or buzzing beaches…or perhaps you want it all? As a 11-year resident,

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What to Wear in Spain According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Spain? If you’re planning a multi-city trip, assembling your Spain outfits can be tricky. You may have to dress for different types of weather! After all, Spain

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How to Dress in Barcelona

How to Dress in Barcelona According to Season

Don’t know what to pack for Barcelona? Dress for the weather so you’re comfortable in the underground metro, on a coffee shop terrace, or in the shadowy streets of The Gothic Quarter. Let’s

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How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona

How to Avoid Pickpockets in Barcelona If you’ve followed any recent Barcelona news, you might be wondering – is Barcelona dangerous? I’ve lived here for 11 years, and sadly, I’ve seen how

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What to Buy in Barcelona: Souvenirs and Gifts

While Barcelona has its share of cheeseball souvenir shops filled with Gaudí mosaic bulls, it also has hushed boutiques, generations-old specialty shops, and one-stop-shop department stores overflowing

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Park Guell Barcelona

Barcelona tips and tricks for visitors 2019

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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What to wear in Barcelona in the summer

Strappy tank tops, flowy bohemian skirts, a straw hat…these are all the pieces you imagine wearing on your summer vacation, right? While sporting all the pretty summer outfits make for a beautiful

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