Monthly Archives: September 2011

La Merce

One of the biggest holiday’s in Barcelona took place last weekend.  It’s called La Merce.  Here’s a link to the pdf about all things that were happening..   http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com/en/events/la-merce/la-merce2011-program-in-english.pdf  It’s a celebration of Barcelona’s patron Saint, La Merce.  The weekend … Continue reading

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Sports Update.

Figuring sports out here is tricky. It’s not like you just sign your kids up online and your kid comes to practice. Or if your child is playing select, it’s not like there’s a try-out you go to and then … Continue reading

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Topping up your cell phone.

We haven’t gone in to the nitty gritty details of all of the paperwork that is required to live here.. we may at some point. And quite frankly, for someone considering moving here, it certainly would be helpful. But we’ll … Continue reading

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The Fiddler.

I was in Spanish class yesterday and could hear a fiddler through the window. I asked a friend if that was America’s equivalent of the “ice cream” man coming down the street. And she responded with, “No, it’s the knife … Continue reading

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Manana.

I’d like to add one thing to the post below, the people here are amazing! As I was paying for Owen’s haircut yesterday, I couldn’t find my credit card (it was hiding in one of my many pockets in my … Continue reading

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The Haircut.

I wish I had a picture to post, but I wasn’t allowed. Owen hasn’t had a haircut since the beginning of the summer? Maybe he had a little trim before we came here. Actually, come to think of it we … Continue reading

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Let’s talk cab rides.

Since we don’t have a car, we are living the life of transportational logistics… do we ride in a taxi, take the metro (the subway), the bus or even what looks to be an above ground tram?  Or do we … Continue reading

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In case anyone was wondering…

This city is for the dogs!We are right across the street from a big, beautiful park that is loaded with dogs!  Seriously there are dogs ALL OVER this city!  And I was worried that the dogs would only be the … Continue reading

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The Scent of a (Spanish) Man. SOLVED!!!!

There’s something about the men in the morning racing past you as they head off to work. They all wear some sort of cologne.. and to my sniffer, it all kind of smells the same.. or perhaps it’s the same … Continue reading

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The Ritz in Barcelona.. I mean the Four Seasons.. I mean Teknon.

Teknon is a hospital just blocks from the kids’ school in a part of town called Bona Nova. Owen had an appointment there, so we decided to walk… and this is what we saw… We started to turn around thinking … Continue reading

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