Is Barcelona the new Austin?

Ah, Barcelona. That Mediterranean paradise, where fabulous architecture, beautiful people, and world-class cuisine combine and create an enviable, affordable lifestyle in the sun. Or something like that. I

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Pickpockets in Barcelona and Spain’s petty crime problem

Almost everybody in Spain has a pickpocket story. A story of how they were robbed, or almost robbed, while going about their business. Pickpocketing is pretty common in

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Bitcoin in Barcelona – guide to the Catalan Crypto Community

Can you use Bitcoin in Barcelona? Is there a Barcelona Bitcoin community? What’s the deal with crypto in Catalonia? Do I really need to keep capitalizing the word

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Clot neighborhood, Sant Martí and the future of Barcelona

Looking for info about the Clot neighborhood in Barcelona? Maybe not. That first sentence is just for the bots anyway. Either way, Morena and I recently moved up

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Seeking Transcendence – a podcast bro’s spiritual journey

Bling bling! Morena’s alarm starts beeping on the floor next to our bed. She rolls over, hits the off button, and falls back asleep in 10 seconds. I’m

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Barcelona like a local – how to have a more “authentic” Barcelona experience

It’s a common cliché, in the world of travel writing… “Don’t be just another tourist on your next trip abroad, live like a local!” And it sure does

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Cannabis in Barcelona – weed clubs and getting high in a “legal grey area”

Just down the street from my flat, there’s a brown door. It’s between a Pakistani barber shop and a bike rental place. The door has a big black

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Everything in Barcelona is Fake – free tour of Bogus Barna

For many, travel is a search for authenticity. Perhaps you spend most of your year working and living in a land of highways and strip malls, where much

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Barcelona’s constant state of unrest – everybody strikes!

The other day I was at a bar. When I went to pay, the owner announced she’d raised the price of beer by 10 cents. “My electric bill

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Another Barcelona Fire that the Political Class Doesn’t Care About

Hey y’all. I don’t have any huge idea for an article today. But do you remember last year when several immigrants burned alive inside their flat in Barceloneta?

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