June 23, 2013

La Fiesta de Sant Joan  
Topping off and rounding out my stay in Barcelona, was La Fiesta de Sant Joan (that's Catalan for St John), celebrated passionately (and exclusively) in Barcelona. It's one of the biggest fiestas of the year celebrated by all of Barcelona, but not other parts of Spain. It's a huge party with food, music, fireworks, bonfires on the beach, and it goes all ni...

June 21, 2013

El Bosc de les Fades

One playful afternoon in Barcelona, I sought-out a hidden-away treasure which had been recommended to me by a friend - El Bosc de les Fades. It is a fantastic bar disguised as an enchanted forest, complete with real trees growing inside, cobblestone floors and a wooden bridge crossing over a real creek running through the middle of the bar! While sitting at the bar...

June 20, 2013

Barri Gotic y El Born

When it was time for Michelle to return to the states, we sadly bid farewell, and I set off to continue my exploration of yet unseen parts of Barcelona.  I was as happy as a pig in you-know-what wandering around the Barrio Gótic (Gothic Quarter) and El Born, two very cool barrios of Barcelona. I visited el Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (National Arts Museum, ak...

June 18, 2013

La Playa

We only spent one day on the beach, but it was an easy and glorious day in the sun.  Barcelona offers many beaches, each different from the others, so whatever type of day you're looking for, you will likely be able to find the beach to match.  Barceloneta, the first area of beach from the Port, is the most popular, especially among the younger crowd, but also among the tourist...

June 17, 2013


Montserrat is a monk monastery and a very famous pilgrimage for many.  For Michelle and me, getting to the monastery was a pilgrimage in and of itself!  It's not difficult (as is true for all of public transportation in Spain which proved to be easy and convenient), but a bit of planning is necessary.  Mainly it requires locating the right Metro train to the right station to...

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