What’s the Buzz?

What’s the Buzz?

Today we visited family run businesses: an organic dairy farm, and an apiculture center. Visiting both presented a variety of shared purposes and similarities, but also differences that we can see between Barcelona and Chicago. La Selvatana, the dairy farm run by Anna...
Bravo, Costa Brava, Bravo!

Bravo, Costa Brava, Bravo!

The past week has been a stressful one, but my worries were washed away in Costa Brava. Costa Brava, is a beautiful coastal region in Catalonia. The water is as clear as crystal but you see a completely different person in the reflection. There was no connection to...
It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

  The first walking tour was with a large group. I feel at the 4 stops we chose to reflect at, we were able to reflect on ourselves in regards to our surrounds the most. The purpose of the exercise may have been to think about the design of Barcelona, but it...
You are what you eat, so why not add some wine?

You are what you eat, so why not add some wine?

Many of us often wonder what is put into what we consume, right? After a spending a day with wine and olive oil producers in their respective lands in the Penedés Region, we saw how much more is added to what Barcelona is fed: dedication, perseverance, and intrinsic...
An Art Gallery & A Window into History

An Art Gallery & A Window into History

Culture exists throughout the city of Barcelona, and I was able to experience extra on my way “Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya” (MNAC), after getting lost in Las Ramblas. Arriving at the MNAC, I expected simply observing styles of art used by...
A Stroll through the Streets of Spain

A Stroll through the Streets of Spain

Similarities stood out between my home in Round Lake, Illinois, and the city of Barcelona, my home for the next 5 weeks. The differences were much bigger. It has been 3 days since I arrived in Spain and the efficiency of the city is incredible. Back home, it is a...
Lions and Beagles and Beans Oh My

Lions and Beagles and Beans Oh My

All I could think was, “We’re going to be tourists in two different countries?”. Doing the project, provided insight as a “tourist”. In addition to the chuckles from people passing me during selfie sessions, I grew a bigger appreciation for our city’s highlights....