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Biking and walking in Barcelona

4 Oct

[ It’s been too long since we’ve posted here — life in Barcelona has swallowed us up! ] One of the things that keeps impressing me is how people get along in this city. A city with 3 million people (in the greater Barcelona area) provides ample challenges to keep everyone out of everyone else’s […]

Living in the land of guapa

23 Aug

Greetings from Menorca! You may not have heard of the island of Menorca. Its a small island, part of the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean — most people probably heard of Mallorca, the literal larger sister island to Menorca. In Menorca they speak a dialect of Catalan called Menorquí and in a lot of senses […]

Grocery shopping

21 Jun

I haven’t gushed about living in Barcelona in a while since we got caught up in the rat race for a bit. But now that things are calming down, we went for a casual grocery run. We walked maybe a total of 300m (yards) and went to our favorite butcher, our favorite vegetable stand and […]

Código Postal! Our first week in review.

28 Apr

We’ve been in Barcelona for a week now — its been an amazing week too. We’d set out a plan to get a pile of things done in the first week — some worked out as planned and others are spilling over into the next week. All things involving US banks are moving painfully slow. […]

Day 3: Books, Roses, and Ikea

23 Apr

We are completing our third day here in Barcelona and things are starting to come together.  Yesterday we got phone numbers, albeit temporary until we have a NIE for our mobile contract, and we have wifi in the apartment (halleluia!) after introducing ourselves to our neighbor who generously provided his password for us to use […]