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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 10-year resident,

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How to Dress in Barcelona According to Season

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

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Kid snacks you can buy in Barcelona

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

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What to wear in Barcelona in the winter

Winter is just around the corner, dolls and dudes. I’m talking about December, January, and February —  those cold months when you peruse the Christmas fairs, check out the festive street lights,

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Fideuà vs. Paella: The Spanish Dish Showdown

Some rivalries in Spain are hard to kill. Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona. PP versus PSOE versus…Podemos? And in Catalonia, another harsh battle is being fought: the fideuà versus the paella. Anyone familiar

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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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How to Avoid Pickpockets and Enjoy Barcelona

This post was updated on November 2, 2017. Barcelona has earned a terrible reputation as a haven for thieves. I can’t count how many stories I’ve heard about people having their belongings

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