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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

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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

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The Romantic Medieval Town of Besalú

It’s amazing that Besalú — a town of weaving cobblestoned streets —  has managed to stay so intact since the Middle Ages. Its Romanesque bridge dates back to 1075. And although it’s been reconstructed

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Summer in Marbella, My Future Retirement City

Whew! Someone open a window, please. The temperature today in Barcelona is 31ºC/87ºF. Mix in a little humidity and..well what does it matter…it’s only going to get hotter later this week! While

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Parc de L’Oreneta: Mini Train Rides in Barcelona

Choo-choo! We ran to the end of the long line. Parents and small children before us were waiting for their turn to jump on the miniature steam train. “Un tren! Un tren!” my 2-year-old yells, pointing

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Weekend Break in Northeast Spain: Cap de Creus and Cadaques

I’ve recently come across a study about vacations. To have better overall health and well-being, it’s more beneficial to take a short trip than a weeks-long trip. I’m so with this now. A few weeks

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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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Carmona: The Most Charming Town of the Dead

A town with Roman and Moorish roots, Carmona is a special Andalusian gem with its rolling hills and medieval city walls. Popularly known for its necropolis (a large, ancient cemetery), Carmona is ironically

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Magical Christmas Activities in Barcelona

Bon Nadal, Bones Festes! Every December I tell myself, “I want the full Christmas experience in Barcelona!” I want to get in the holiday mood, indulge myself in the festivities, feel that special

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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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