Post Tagged with: "Barcelona"

1Feb
2010

Contemporary Tchochkes

In Barcelona I discovered a shopping secret: Museum stores. A museum store is the ideal place to find souvenirs not sold on every corner of whichever city you’re in, or to pick up personal gifts for family and friends. From gorgeous, glossy coffee table books to artsy jewelry and home wares, they’re full of things you never knew you needed — or at least really wanted. When I began interning at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago about a month […]

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10Dec
2009

Run It

I don’t ever feel as though I’ve completely explored a place until I run it. If I’m gone anywhere for longer than a few days, I usually pack my running shoes and make it a point to get out in the streets or find a nearby park and just… run. It’s usually a little less than an hour, but for that hour I feel as though I own the place. And whenever I’m exhausted, lying sprawled out on whatever patch […]

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26Nov
2009

A TKGO Thanksgiving

We are thankful for… Northwestern’s Intercampus shuttle, which gets us into one of the country’s most vibrant, tasty cities — Chicago — in record time and for free. Mayan hot chocolate, particularly at ice skating rinks. Flights that aren’t delayed or canceled. European scarves that cost five euros on the street but still manage to keep us warm and looking trendy. WordPress for blogging made easy. The last year of our lives, which for Tara meant living in Buenos Aires, […]

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5Oct
2009

What’s in a Cup?

No matter the country, climate, language or culture, every place I’ve visited harbors locals who love coffee. I’d even be bold enough to coin it the drink of the world. What fascinates me about coffee is that countries vary in how they create and take their coffee. This is probably obvious to most, but is a relatively new discovery for me. See, it took me years to get into the bean, and I only came to appreciate a cup when […]

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27Sep
2009

On the Street

And ready with small bills and change I could sit and watch a good street performer for hours. What really fascinates me about these all-the-world’s-a-stage artists is how much they vary from city to city and, directly related, how they really reflect and capture something about where they are. One of my favorite performers was a combination tap dancer, ball-bouncer and juggler in Barcelona. He was always precise and concentrated, and glanced up at the crowd when his routines ended […]

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14Sep
2009

Spain on my Mind… Again

The first time I visited Spain was on an exchange program in high school. I stayed with a family in the small coastal town of Burriana in the state of Valencia, and after nearly three whirlwind weeks, I left thinking one thing: I have to go back. Fast forward four years, and I returned to Spain for study abroad in Barcelona. I was exploring, blissful and blogging. My love affair with the country continues even on American soil, something my […]

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