WISW: Correfocs in Barcelona
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WISW: Correfocs in Barcelona

Today is the last day of Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia! To celebrate, here’s a picture of one of the highlights of the festival – the correfocs (literally “fire runs”).  The name pretty much tells you all you need to know; a correfoc involves both running and fire. Teams dress up in demon costumes and march … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Barcelona’s Festa Major de Gràcia

We’ve officially hit mid-August (how scary is that??), so that means one of my favorite Barcelona events is here – the Festa Major de Gràcia!  The Festa Major is a huge street party that takes place during the third week of August every year in the Gràcia district (my new neighborhood!). And it’s not just … Continue reading

WISW: Barcelona’s La Pedrera
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WISW: Barcelona’s La Pedrera

Hello hello hello! For this week’s Where in Spain Wednesday, I’m featuring the other Gaudí house (after quite a few posts professing my love for Casa Batllò).  This fancy building is La Pedrera – the Quarry. Its official name is Casa Milà, and that’s a fun way to test if people are native Spanish speakers … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – Formentera
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Where in Spain Wednesday – Formentera

Now that summer has finally arrived in all of its sweltering glory, here’s one of my favorite summertime destinations – Formentera.  This pretty little island is very close to Ibiza and only takes a gentle 45-minute ferry ride to get to from the Playa d’en Bossa. When you arrive, the tranquil white sand beaches have … Continue reading

Where in Spain Wednesday – A Message in the Sand in San Sebastián
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Where in Spain Wednesday – A Message in the Sand in San Sebastián

Surprise, surprise – this week I have a photo from last week’s trip to the País Vasco! Let’s start with its most famous city, beautiful San Sebastián.  The word “picturesque” is so overused to describe pretty seaside towns, but I’ll allow myself to use it when it comes to San Sebastián. I’ve never seen such … Continue reading