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Final Weekend- Fish Pedicures, FC Barcelona & Labyrinth Park

As a reward to myself for finishing finals, I went with my friends Maria and Nick to get fish pedicures! It’s something I’ve wanted to do since being here, and the treatment is illegal in the United States so I … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

The Christmas lights are up all around the city, there’s an ice rink set up in one of the main plazas, Christmas markets are set up everywhere with good food, music, and decorations, and I’m stuck inside studying for finals! … Continue reading

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Sagrada Familia & Thanksgiving!

Yesterday I finally went to “La Sagrada Familia”, arguably the most visited tourist attraction in all of Spain, and it was absolutely incredible. Meaning “The Sacred Family” in English, this is Antoni Gaudi’s (the famous architect) most notable building, and … Continue reading

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London, England, UK

This past weekend, after a fun but hectic trip to London, I am so happy to be back in my apartment in Barcelona. Traveling this much and doing so many things really makes this apartment feel like home and I’m … Continue reading

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Amsterdam, Holland, The Netherlands

This past weekend I took a short trip to Amsterdam with another guy in my program (who happens to be the only other person from USF here) and we explored the main attractions of the city. The trip got off … Continue reading

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Paella, Picasso, & a Bomb Shelter

After almost two months in Barcelona, I finally had my first ever paella this week! Paella is a traditional Spanish dish, but even more so in the region of Cataluna. It’s a rice dish with vegetables, seasoning, and some type … Continue reading

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Tarragona, Spain & Visitors

 (View from the top of the shopping center in Plaza Espana) This past weekend, one of my oldest friends from middle school and high school visited Barcelona! (She’s studying abroad in London this semester) I took her and her friend … Continue reading

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