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A Dirty Little History of the Catalan ‘Santa Claus’

The real origins and history of the Catalan equivalent of Santa Claus are Barcelona's best-kept secrets. As I was digging into...

Artist Spotlight #biarte – Gustavo Vega

One of the most creative figures of visual poetry. Gustavo Vega is without a doubt, one of the most outstanding representatives of the creative technique...
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Manel Armengol – NY

Catalan photographer and photojournalist Manel Armengol is an icon in the field of social reporting of the late 1970s. His latest NY exhibition presents...
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Do you know how the drug business works in Barcelona?

Welcome to the Monkey House! An underground report of the street drugs in Barcelona. All of us who live in Barcelona know that there are a...
Pickpockets in Barcelona

Important Tips How to Avoid and Outsmart Pickpockets in Barcelona

Barcelona is the pickpocket capital of the World. Generally speaking, Barcelona is a safe city to visit, but unfortunately it is the pickpocket capital of...
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How I managed to get my Foreigner’s Identity Number (NIE) in Barcelona

The NIE (Número de Identidad de Extranjero) is a tax identification number in Spain for everyone who is not a Spanish citizen. It is...
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The Satirical Tabarnia Movement is Reflecting a Democracy in Crisis

An ironic introduction of Tabarnia “What is Tabarnia?” – is the question that most people have asked themselves after last month’s Twitterstorm. The word ‘Tabarnia’...

The Yellow Ribbon is a Polemic Symbol in Catalonia and South Korea

Did you know that yellow ribbon is a symbol of division and unity both in Catalonia and South Korea? The yellow ribbon is used for...

My favourite places after a month in Barcelona

1. Barceloneta beach Barceloneta beach is a beautiful place with good vibes. In October there can be pretty good waves so if you want, you...

Spanish and Finnish differences

There are so many cultural differences between Finland and Spain. I have seen a few of them while living here. Now, I’m already getting...