Bruges

About 5 years ago, when I was an undergrad who spent her days burying her head in books (ahh literature degrees), I developed a love of modernist writing, and T.S. Eliot and E.M. Forster forever. Less keen on Virginia Woolf though. For one class I read two short stories by New Zealand writer Katherine Mansfield [...]

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Lisbon, Portugal

The second destination of our trip to Portugal was the capital - Lisbon. We caught the train from Porto which was less then 20 euros for those under 25 (about 25 for those older), and took about 3 hours. Our hostel - Lisbon Lounge Hostel was a short walk from the train station we stopped at. This hostel [...]

Tarragona

Another weekend, another beach day! I swear I do my studying during the week, so I have the weekend to enjoy myself and the increasingly brilliant weather here in Catalonia. This past weekend we travelled 1 1/2 hours by train to Tarragona (about 16/17 euros return from Barcelona). Trains are not very frequent compared to Sitges so [...]

Women’s March, Barcelona

Cities across the world hosted these marches today to show solidarity with Washington's own march, now that Trump is president. Barcelona had a great atmosphere, despite the drizzle. Although some people may think it pointless to protest when Trump is legitimate, but to me and others democracy is not about voting once every few years [...]

Parc Guell Revisited

I did a post on Parc Guell a while back when I visited Barcelona for the first time. This time around a friend and I went to take pictures, because he had just bought himself a new camera, and I'm glad to have friends who are also into photography. We missed out the section you have to [...]

Fira de Santa Lucia

Me encanta Navidad!! Christmas is the best, I love the decorations, the festive atmosphere, the excuse to warm up with mulled wine, and how everything seems a lot more cheerful (dreading the cold days of January and February without the festivities to keep me in a good mood...) And one of the best things about [...]