The Start of a New Beginning

The Start of a New Beginning

Returning Home: 1. What made me laugh out loud: When we’re together at dinner time and we would crack some jokes. 2. What brought tears to my eyes: When I realized that I actually grew as a person and made my dream come true. 3. My greatest personal insight: To...
A Time to Reflect on the Final Day

A Time to Reflect on the Final Day

Sagadra Familia makes me feel like I’m looking at the Sears Tower. It always bought me back to home. This was a beautiful piece of artwork in the Gothic Quarter. It was a collage made from many pictures. This was in my first experience in La Boqueria and I saw...
A Dream Come True

A Dream Come True

Learned to make tapas. Had a great Tapas partner. My chapter as a student and living in Barcelona is coming to an end. Before I start this blog, I’d like to share a personal note. Most people who I meet would see me as a typical person, but underneath the...
Siesta Time at the Park

Siesta Time at the Park

Family time at Park Güell. Resting at the park. Playing a game of 1 on 1 In my time living in Barcelona, I have taken the time in observing and walking through the layout of Barcelona, and observe many parks. Through my observations, I have noticed that Barcelona...
Beach Time!!!

Beach Time!!!

Strolling by the beach. Riding past locals. Running past tourist. Tourist playing around at La Barceloneta Some tourist strolling by. My time in the beach in Barcelona, has been a very eye opening experience, which has to be seen through a local perspective. First...

Another Great Day for an Adventure.

My location Shredding down the street. Some good physical activity. Walking and rolling. Bikes only for Barcelona citizens. Portable bikes on the go. At this moment, I have lived in Barcelona for almost a month now. Through my time, I have noticed that Barcelona is...
How can I help you?

How can I help you?

“What can I get for you?” “What would you like?” “I would recommend.” After some help. Found some cherries. In my time of abroad, I have gone to many markets in Barcelona for a variety of reasons: for produce, meat, and many other...
¿Quieres café con leche?

¿Quieres café con leche?

Cafe con leche Talking over a cup coffee Enjoying a cup of joe (coffee) Even before coming to Barcelona I’ve never been the type of person that would constantly drink coffee. Depending on where it came from or the situation, the only times I ever drank coffee...
Wanna Go Out Tonight?

Wanna Go Out Tonight?

Enjoying the moment It’s date night for some Midnight workout (cardio) The time I have spent during many days of this week have been very beneficial for me. With all the practice of observing Placa de Gaudi in the morning, and with the...
A New Home

A New Home

To really understand a new culture; a person must be willing to: look, observe, and understand their new location. From the very beginning of my arrival, I had sensed a difference from Barcelona compared to my home, Chicago. It was a mixed feeling of both excitement...
Dreams of the Future

Dreams of the Future

As I went on with my day, I had stumbled on to some artwork and thought that some non-creative college students did this. Although, to my surprise there came a swarm of little kids out of a corner that seemed to be on a school field trip. I remember those good times...