I always wondered what it would be like if I’d move abroad. So one day in 2015 I moved to a city that might be the best city in the world: Barcelona. During that time I did a lot of things, like writing blogs about the Spanish culture & customs, but also about hidden gems in Barcelona.
I just came back from a small holiday in Berlin. The bus took me from the airport to Plaça Espanya and I found myself gazing at the fountain on the middle of the square, thinking: this is the reason why the word magnificent exists. Read more
I believe getting lost is the best way to get to know a city. Years ago, when I was a student in Amsterdam, I wandered around for hours (with the map of Amsterdam in my bag, as Google Maps didn’t exist back then, let alone smartphones). Read more
Thousands and thousands of tourist have no idea what’s hiding underneath the streets of Barcelona. Some locals don’t even know. And, to be honest, I’m still finding out. What I do know is that Barcelona has many hidden treasures and some of them are very well hidden. Read more
I never knew it was a thing: tombstone tourism. But apparently it is. Tombstone tourists (according to Wikipedia they’re also called taphophiles, cemetery enthusiasts, cemetery tourists, grave hunters or gravers) make it a habit to go to cemeteries.
Let’s be honest: it’s weird. Right? Read more
“Tombstone tourism is not that weird”, one of the readers of one of my previous blog posts stated on Facebook. Another said I should check out the cemetery of Poblenou. So I decided to give tombstone tourism another chance. Read more
In Spain, a lot is about food, if not everything. So when you meet up with people, there’s always food involved. Inevitably, there is a moment that the food will be eaten until the last piece. No one ever takes that last bit silently, hoping that no one will notice. Read more
“Would you like to have a drink?” Make sure you react immediately when a Dutch person asks you this question, as this is the only moment you can say “yes please”. Otherwise you just won’t get a drink. Even though the Dutch will get himself/herself one. Read more