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Fresh and Delicious

This past weekend I visited La Boqueria, an outdoor market that has existed since the mid-1800s. The colors and smells were incredible. The very first stand I saw as I walked in was covered in every single type of chewy, sweet, and sour candy. It seemed like a child’s haven: The next booth was my…

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Rain?… No Problem in Montserrat

A few weekends ago, I went to Montserrat. This is a mountain that is about an hour and a half by train from Barcelona. The first place I visited was a beautiful monastery. It is called Santa Maria. Inside, one can see the same colorful stained glass, smooth arches, and intricate marble carvings that are…

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Passion: Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia

Last week, a few friends and I ventured to La Sagrada Familia. I can honestly say this is the most spectacular man-made landmark I have ever seen. From the outside, there are billions of small crevices that are carefully sculpted. As mentioned in my last post, the building can be seen from my residencia window–truly spectacular! When…

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Bouncing Around Barcelona

Hello again! As I mentioned in my last post a couple of months ago, I am currently studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain. Since my experiences have been incredible, I thought it would be nice to update you with occasional blog updates. I am living in a residencia, apartment-style living for Spanish and international students. This…

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Only in Spain

Two Sundays ago there was a holiday that honors a Saint. I honestly do not know much about this holiday as it is a very minor one. However, the way the Spaniards celebrate in Barcelona is with a parade and carnival-type games and rides for children. When we arrived, we had no idea what was…

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