Month: November 2011

Featured place in Spain: Córdoba!

Córdoba, Andalucía – The City of Amazing Architecture! As I never finished chronicling all the super-cool places I got to see during my study abroad trips, I’ve decided to post about them bit by bit. The first one is Córdoba, which is the name of both a town and a province in Andalucía, in the south of Spain. One of the most famous views in Spain, and typical cordobés hanging potted plants.  Córdoba was one of my favorite places I saw as it’s really beautiful and very Andalusian. Andalucía is home to many of the things people think of...

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What to Do in Barcelona: Font Màgic de Montjuïc

Montjuïc, the big hill right on the sea that overlooks Barcelona, is already a pretty fabulous place to go in the daytime – it’s packed full of museums and parks, and is home to an Olympic stadium, a castle, and a palace. Not to mention it has some incredible views of the city. And to top all that off, you can enjoy the views at night too. Only instead of a clear view of Plaça de Espayna, you have to put up with a fountain show blocking your view. Too bad, right? Here’s what the Font Màgica de Montjuïc...

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Halloween in Spain

 Ok, let me preface this by saying that Halloween is possibly my favorite holiday ever. I love Halloween. I usually go to multiple parties, and spent weeks plotting and making my costumes. Last year, I actually made it to five different Halloween parties (with five different homemade costumes, of course!). So there was no way I was passing up celebrating my favorite holiday in Spain too! But it’s a bit of a different celebration over here. First of all, it’s definitely seen as a holiday primarily for kids. I didn’t see anybody other than kids dressed up, except when...

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I'm Jessica, a travel writer and translator from England who grew up in California and now lives in Barcelona. Come read all about my aventuras in Spain and beyond!

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