“Ser uno mismo es, siempre, llegar a ser ese otro que somos y que llevamos escondido en nuestro interior, más que nada como promesa o posibilidad de ser.”
Instead of thinking about the shit storm that was 2016, I’m just gonna reminisce about all the cool places I got to visit! Hooray for navel-gazing oblivion!
If you like Sagrada Familia and the other architectural works of Gaudí, you have to be sure to check out the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau the next time you’re in Barcelona. This hospital, finished in 1930 and fully operational until its new campus was opened in 2009, is a beautiful example… Continue reading The healing power of modernisme
Apparently, since Rome was founded on seven hills, that’s become like, a thing for cities to lay claim to. Oh, we also have seven hills! Thus we are destined to be a great empire like Rome?! (Good luck with that.) I have a feeling hills are quite a common factor in older cities, because where… Continue reading Romantic ramblings: Barcelona edition
When I was 18, I went to Israel as part of a Birthright trip. I was raised as a reform Jew, pretty relaxed and unorthodox, although my parents are by no means non-believers. At 18, I was definitely going through my jaded atheist phase. As part of the trip, we went to Jerusalem and visited… Continue reading Gaudí, light, and the holy spirit
Most of my travels in Europe have been weekend trips, which limits my time but also my budget. What’s a girl to do when in a Euro-zone country and the zloty is falling comparatively every day? So far I’ve taken advantage of two free walking tours, and eaten mostly from my friend’s fridge and the… Continue reading Spring broke in Barcelona
Soooo, fresh back from my weekend trip to Paris, I had three days in Poland, then my Easter holidays in Barcelona! I got in last night and spent all today exploring. Unlike Paris, I immediately love this city. Is it the fact that I actually speak (one of) the languages here? Is it the fact… Continue reading From baguettes to Barcelona