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it’s hard to be a tourist in Barcelona today

There was a terrorist attack in Barcelona today. The Barcelona I dreamed of for months before arriving and the Barcelona whose history has enraptured me. The miles of Barcelona that have passed under my sore feet and above my sunburned face was attacked. Last night I gleefully strolled down Las Ramblas with the sound of… Continue reading it’s hard to be a tourist in Barcelona today

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Barcelona: The Great Enchantress

Barcelona is more beautiful than I could have imagined. Its beauty is written in the city's endless iron wrought balconies and the vines that entwine themselves around them like old familiar lovers. And the Barcelona sun is not just the sun - not just round and blazing white. It slices through the tightly clenched buildings… Continue reading Barcelona: The Great Enchantress

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Day one – I am writing about you, Barcelona.

I am officially writing this on my first balmy morning in Barcelona. And by balmy, I mean stiflingly humid. Well, most places below Edinburgh I would categorise as stifling humid in August, so this isn't much of a surprise. But the news article below showed up in my news feed on Facebook so I am… Continue reading Day one – I am writing about you, Barcelona.