Come Out, Be Free

Come Out, Be Free

The fifth session of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage states that one of the four communities of the Mediterranean Diet is “the function of bringing people together and strengthening social links.” In my stay in Barcelona, the...
Move Around Barcelona

Move Around Barcelona

  As someone that loves walking around outside and exploring different areas, Barcelona’s built infrastructure has not just given me the chance to, but also nearly obligated me to walk everywhere I go. The city has taught me that it is possible to create a city...
Run, Bike, Slackline, and Flirt

Run, Bike, Slackline, and Flirt

I set out to find how locals take advantage of Palma de Mallorca’s beaches to enhance their physical activity. The biking/running trail pictured here is one of the only ones offered by the city of Palma on Mallorca island. When I asked one of the runners what...
3 Mercats: 3 Clienteles

3 Mercats: 3 Clienteles

The objective of this piece is to compare different types of clienteles in different markets across Barcelona. Mercat de la Boqueria: The very front of the market was flooded with tourists, all walking to the same stand to take the same picture of the same items. The...
And I Thought New York Never Slept…

And I Thought New York Never Slept…

It’s midnight on a Thursday night in a family friendly neighborhood. At midnight in the US, children would be sleeping, preparing to wake up in a few hours for their 7am classes. Their parents might be asleep after having an exhaustive day at work with no...
In Barcelona, Age is Just a Number

In Barcelona, Age is Just a Number

I came into Barcelona with the notion I’d be surrounded by flocks of tourists at every turn, especially living only 2 blocks from the famous Basilica de Sagrada Familia. What I really found though was flocks of senior citizens enjoying a “café con...