What to Do in Barcelona?

What to Do in Barcelona?

Barcelona is one of the world’s major cities, a busy metropolis and a commercial, economic and cultural center as well as a center for modern and classic arts.  It has a history dating back to the 3rd century BC and offers cozy streets and the opportunity to explore fantastic Spanish cuisine all while becoming familiar with the extraordinary lifestyle of […]

Holy Incomplete: Remarkable Unfinished Churches

Holy Incomplete: Remarkable Unfinished Churches

La Sagrada Familia A clueless 20-something, wondering through Europe with a few dollars and a train pass,  I had come to Barcelona completely unaware that I was entering one of the most architecturally fascinating cities of the world.  But there’s an upside to being young and ignorant.  I had that wide open, beginners mind, waiting […]

Twelve Grapes of Luck – Start the New Year with a Tradition from Spain

Twelve Grapes of Luck – Start the New Year with a Tradition from Spain

Good Grapes I got an email from a friend wishing me “good grapes”.  She and I had spent New Years together once and were each served a wide-rimmed glass of champagne with twelve grapes floating in it.  “It’s a tradition from Spain,” they told us. “Think of a wish for each grape. Then eat them […]