Category Archives: La Vida en Barcelona

Everyday observations about life in Barcelona – usually through the eyes of us, as expats.

FedEx Would Hate It Here!

Driving here has been a bit daunting. I resisted it for far too long. Terrified of all of the scooters that just go wherever whenever. Terrified of the roundabouts that seem to have no rhyme or reason… no lanes.. cars … Continue reading

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I had a moment of tears today.

I was sitting at Emma’s basketball game, watching her play. Amazing Spanish parents all around me.. who have done nothing but reach out to me (did I say I love the Spanish people?!!)… and yet I found myself missing home. … Continue reading

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Roots.

We had dinner on Sunday with some friends and were talking about Roots. Thankfully it wasn’t spurred by the fact that I need Jodi here to “fix” my roots, but by the idea of what creates roots for people. Roots … Continue reading

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Jean Leon…the Vineyard

One of the great things about living here is there are so many fun activities that are coordinated by the relocation agent Christine Martin from Olympic Advisors, Petra of Egner Consulting, the school, and friends. So last Thursday I got … Continue reading

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El Coche!

Well, this has been a big week. I got behind the wheel of a car and made myself drive. It didn’t help at all knowing that two friends of mine here were t-boned by another car while crossing an intersection. … Continue reading

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Fun Weekend: Part III – RCD Espanyol vs. Real Madrid

One indicator of how crazy the last two weeks have been with me non-stop traveling is the lack of posts we’ve made to Las Ramblings. I spent the week of 10/3 in the U.S. before bringing back Boo on Emma’s … Continue reading

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Fun Weekend: Part II – Mountain Biking and Feasting

After soaking up Verne and Julie’s hospitality, we headed to Joaquim and Laura’s home in Vallgorguina (and yes this is my second trip to Vallgorguina, which might suggest to you that is some sort of destination town in Spain, it’s … Continue reading

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A Weekend of Non-Stop Fun – Friday/Saturday

Let’s start with our impromptu get together in Turo Park infront of our apartment.  The kids kicking a soccer ball around.  The adults having a beer… and then everyone heading up to the apartment of Michelle and Mark for pizza … Continue reading

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I think this sums the VISA process up…

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Where are my groceries!?!

It seems that Friday is my day for grocery shopping. And usually, I go with my new Barcelona BFF, Michelle… and we fumble through El Corte Ingles together. (BTW El Corte Ingles is like a Macy’s with a grocery store … Continue reading

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