Post Tagged with: "Barcelona"

6Sep
2011

Falling Under the Spell of Barcelona’s Tibidabo

Below is my latest Huffington Post Travel post, Falling Under The Spell Of Barcelona’s Tibidabo. You can see the full article (with my favorite photo!) here. Before touching down in Barcelona to live and study for four months I had never heard of Tibidabo. I was familiar with Barcelona’s major highlights otherwise, such as Gaudí’s masterpieces and the smaller mountain of Montjuïc. I would only see that episode of Friends later, and though I had briefly visited the city before, […]

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13Feb
2011

Shot of the Week

Barcelona’s La Boqueria is the largest indoor market in Spain and filled small restaurants and cafes, and stalls selling fresh produce, meats and fish, as well as — this picture shows — chocolates and candy. –Karina for TKGO

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3Jan
2011

Shot of the Week

This photo is from the Parque de la Ciutadella in Barcelona. It was almost winter, so the pond had been drained, and it was also one of my final weeks in Barcelona. I found it a fitting scene. –Karina for TKGO

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5Dec
2010

Shot of the Week

This bar, one of many in the Ribera neighborhood of Barcelona, faces the Santa Maria del Mar church. It was one of my favorite spots in the city, with bars, cafes, restaurants — even museums — tucked into the nooks of every narrow street. I walked through here almost daily, and no matter the time there was always, at minimum, a quiet buzz. –Karina for TKGO

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19Sep
2010

Shot of the Week

When I lived in Barcelona, my dormitory was located on the same street as Gaudí’s incomplete masterpiece, La Sagrada Família. I walked up to stare at it in wonder many times, and this photo is from one of my late afternoon visits. The church looks like a different work from every angle at the base, and from this angle and the low sunlight hitting it, I love how it almost looks made of clay. –Karina for TKGO

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12Aug
2010

Spanish Drinking Culture

A friend of mine from study abroad recently pointed me toward a Time article about Barcelona’s battle against drunk tourists. The “sensitivity campaign” the city launched includes posters with the universally understood stick figure instructing tourists how not to act, as well as a happy hour ban. It’s an admirable effort to get tourists to respect the city and send the message that Gaudi’s playground is no Cancun.       While studying abroad in Barcelona, my friends and I […]

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8Aug
2010

Shot of the Week

The first trip I took outside of Spain during study abroad was to Amsterdam. It was early November and just starting to get brisk, and my friends and I found the weather perfect for a bike ride. We rented the city’s favorite mode of transport and set off in search of windmills and green pastures, both of which we found. (See above for the latter.) We spent hours biking, and toward the end of our trek one of my friends […]

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25Jul
2010

Shot of the Week

This photo is from the Parc d’Atraccions Tibidabo in Barcelona, which I visited during one of my final weeks studying abroad. The charming retro carnival (where a scene was filmed for Vicky Cristina Barcelona) overlooks the city from atop Tibidabo mountain, Barcelona’s highest point. The Temple de Sagrat Cor looms above nearby. –Karina for TKGO

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30Apr
2010

TKGO City Guides, Barcelona Launches

Well, it’s finally here: TKGO City Guides, Barcelona is up for your pleasure, enjoyment and planning. Listings include finds like a restaurant that bottles its own sparkling wine and a retro amusement park on top of the tallest mountain in Barcelona, not to mention an absinthe bar once frequented by the likes of Hemingway. Check back on TKGO City Guides, Naples, too, for some new additions. And as always, we’d love to hear your comments and feedback. –Tara and Karina […]

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