Tag Archives: Barcelona

Catalonian Crisis: Is Language the Root of Nationality?

The story of Catalonia is a complicated one, but it is one heck of a fascinating linguistic phenomenon. Catalan plays a fundamental role in the region’s debate for independence, serving not only as fuel for the opposition but as the highest expression of identity. Before we dive into cultural debates, I want to make it(…)


Right Swiping Your Way to a Second Language

Allow me to introduce myself: My name is Aaron and I am an American living and studying in Barcelona, Spain.   Ever since moving abroad, my answer to the inescapable “de donde eres” question has strategically shifted from ‘the U.S.’ to ‘California.’ I must admit, it’s a great strategy. As soon as the word leaves(…)


5 Unmissable Kid-Friendly Stops for Families in Barcelona

International travel with kids can be tough at times. Many of the not-to-be-missed tourist attractions are not designed with little ones in mind, and between the long lines, high entry fees, or other restrictions, they sometimes just don’t pan out as planned for traveling families. But if you’re thinking about a vacation abroad with your(…)