Author: Jessica (Barcelona Blonde)

Perfect Saturday!

I’m back writing a tiny bit about what I’ve been up to lately. I recently started work, which has been pretty fun – in the mornings I work at an English-language summer camp for Spanish kids, and in the evenings I teach an intensive beginning English course. My paperwork-stuff (like registering at a town hall and opening a bank account) is slowly getting taken care of bit by bit as well. Today was one of the nicest days ever (and it’s only half over!). I woke up around 11, had a cup of tea and a Milka chocolate bun...

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About my new home!

So now that I’m on my first trip away from Barcelona (I’m in England this week! Happy birthday, Grandma!), I’ll write a bit about my new home. I live in a great flat with five other people right around the corner from this cool building below. Which also happens to be pretty close to some other amazing stuff – I’m so happy with my new living situation! The only downside is lots of my flatmates leave in a couple weeks as the school year is up, so I hope my future flatmates will be just as cool. This week was...

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¡Bienvenidos de nuevo!

Hola a todos! So I originally started a little blog to keep track of what I was up to for study abroad, which was a pretty hit or miss experience for me (big miss the first time, huge hit the second). But I’m back abroad for more and wanted to write down what I’m up to this time. I’m currently lucky enough to be living in Barcelona, Spain! I’ve been here about a week now and everything has been going well. I have an apartment (right by Casa Batlló, one of Gaudi’s works) and I got my NIE (a...

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Hola from Jessica!


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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