Hey there, looks like you want to get to know me better. Likewise!

Listen, I like to help people out.

But don’t ask me if I can help you on “your research project”. I do not respond to those anymore.

Ditto on the “hey I love your travel blog, can I get a link” emails either.

If you have questions about your Barcelona trip, shoot away! I’m actually very nice!

Send me an email at [email protected]. Ciao ciao!



  1. I am trying to locate a beautiful fabric store not far from Stella McCartney shop on Passeig Garcia/ Ave Diagonal. Can you please offer any advice. Luxury fabrics with designer fashion makes .

  2. Hi! Since a website suggested you as an ace travel blogger of Barcelona, please do help me out. Am planning to take a trip to Spain and Portugal in the month of May for around 11days(which is a tad less, still..). I would really like to know how many days should I spend in Barcelona, it should help me include off beat and few major sightseeing. Thanks in advance 🙂

    1. Sounds like a fantastic trip! 11 days, hmm…and how many cities? This is a hard one. Based on my intuition and vast knowledge of Barcelona, here’s what my “how many days in Barcelona” calculator says: 3-4 DAYS. I’m leaning on 3, since that means you only have 8 days left to see Spain and Portugal. FOUR if you say you want to soak it in a little more, maybe squeeze in a Montserrat day trip. So – 3 days to see some Gaudí (Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milá), roam the Gothic Quarter, Born District, el Raval, and maybe the port / beach areas. What do you think?

      1. hi ! thanks for such a prompt reply. I agree with you and will plan in such a way that I have atleast 3 days in Barcelona. So here is what I have been thinking lately, 1 night in Madrid, 3 nights barcelona, 2 nights valencia , 2 nights Tenerife with Masca valley tour. Does that also sound good to you? Please let me know your thoughts and suggest if I there is anything else that i should include too. Thanks in advance Justine.

        1. Hi! Ah, sounds like a great plan. I’m wondering why 1 night in Madrid? It’s just so extensive. There’s tons to explore there too like the museums and Retiro Park. I would do 2 nights Madrid. 1 night Valencia – unless there is something in particular that you want to see there. Is there?

          It really is hard to squeeze it all in!

  3. Hi Justine! I have a query regarding your experience on schools in Barcelona. I’m moving there in 8 weeks from London with my husband and my nearly 3 year old daughter, I’m Spanish but I’ve never been to Barcelona (shame!) and my husband is Irish. I have read you take your kids to a trilingual school (concertada) so I’m looking for recommendations on this, which actual trilingual schools do you know?
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Maria, From what I’ve heard, no public schools are completely trilingual. I think most public schools have both Spanish and Catalan – but it’s just a few hours a week. For that, you’d have to send your child to a private school. The FB group called “Barcelona mamas” is a wealth of resource for English-speaking mothers – I just did a search and the topic of trilingual schools came up a few times. The official Catalan school system is Good luck in Barcelona – and good for you that you want to continue the English language for your daughter 🙂

  4. Would you be able to suggest a shop that I can purchase a hair flattening iron? I would like to purchase one in Barcelona for my stay there.

    1. Hello Yvette! Sorry about the delay! Try The Hair Store, Anthony Llobet, which are smaller shops. MediaMarkt or El Corte Ingles have tons of brands too. Good luck!

  5. Hi! I love you blog. We are planning our first trip to Barcelona and have an AirBnB reservation in the Gothic but after reading your blogs on crime and looking at the crime map we are wondering if we should find a place near the Sagrada or l”Eixample. IN your opinion what would be the safest area to stay?

    Kind regards,

    1. Hi Janette! Thank you. The Sagrada Familia is in Eixample (which is huge), so either neighborhood is okay, safety-wise. TBH, there isn’t much around the Sagrada Familia area, so getting to the other points of interest (Born, Gothic Quarter, beach) might take longer. Where in Eixample were you thinking_ I think anywhere is OK as long as you have a metro nearby 🙂

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  8. Hi Justine Can you recommend any good private health insurers in Spain/BCN. My wife and I are in our late 60’s and will be moving to BCN next June.



    1. Hi Jon, we use the public heath system here, so I’m not sure. It works great, by the way. I suggest that you ask about private insurance in Facebook groups, as I’ve seen that question answered many times. Look for “Americans in Spain” or “American Expats in Spain”. Good luck!

  9. Hey Justine. Maria here, fellow Californian and kababayan 😉 Not sure if you’re still actively blogging. We’ll be there end of March for a long layover so I’ve read and reread your ‘one day in Barcelona’ post. It’s not our first time in Europe but the word “pickpockets” have turned up on way MORE blog posts than I would like. How worried should I be? Also how’s the Covid situation there?

    1. Hi Maria! I didn’t mean to alarm you about the pickpockets. But it is still a problem in Barcelona. (Yesterday’s news: Just be cautious. Many tourists go to Barcelona completely unwarned. As far as Covid, infections are going down, I imagine the same as in California. The attitude is also similar, as I noticed as I was there during Christmas. March will be a good time to come! Have fun!! 🙂

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