Eating Our Way Through Barcelona

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Definitely had some good food as we made our way through Barcelona. Even though our trip was pretty short, we made sure we had some delicious tapas, jamón ibérico, and churros! Pictured in order from the top:

  1. A small shop that sells Jamón ibérico, or “Iberian ham”, a type of cured ham produced in Spain and Portugal. (Wish I could remember the name of the shop! It’s somewhere near Le Ramblas.)
  2. “Cono Ibérico” a.k.a. meat in a cone! We had to get a taste and we were not disappointed.
  3. We went on a mission to find the best churreria in the city. We each got our own churros and hot chocolate.
  4. More churros on the street.
  5. Went to Sensi Bistro, stuffed our faces with tapas, and left that night in a food coma (a few of the things we ate: pictures #5 – 8). In this picture: “Pimientos de Padrón”, fried Spanish peppers with sea salt.
  6. Roasted potatoes with garlic aioli.
  7. Steak tartare.
  8. Tuna tartare. (I think? Can’t remember what kind of fish)
  9. Went to Local Bistro for lunch (pictures #9-10). Can’t remember what the dish with the Iberian ham on the left was called, but it was delicious! Had roasted potatoes with garlic aioli again – we can never get enough of aioli every time we’re in Spain.
  10. Baccalà and roasted vegetables. So good!
  11. Enjoying some bubbly back at our hotel. 🙂

(Some images were taken with my phone – my apologies for the blurry photos!)

Post 4/4 – Barcelona, Spain.

The Beautiful City of Barcelona

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Here is just a random selection of some of my favourite images I took with my camera and phone.

Post 3/4 – Barcelona, Spain.

La Sagrada Família – Barcelona, Spain

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La Sagrada Família. Where do I even begin? I remember when I was studying for my art history class in university, and just how Gaudí’s work left a huge impression on me. The Gothic and curvilinear forms of his creations, his attention to detail, and how he played with light – I could say that I am a huge fan of his work. Even though the architect died years ago and the church is still under construction, it is a beautiful sight to see. If you’re ever in Barcelona, La Sagrada Família isn’t something you’d want to miss.

Post 2/4 – Barcelona, Spain.

Casa Batlló – Barcelona, Spain

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A throwback to my first trip to Barcelona! I’ve been several times to Ibiza over the years, but never had the chance to see the other cities in Spain, so for a weekend trip I had to make the most out of it.

First stop, Casa Batlló! It is undoubtedly one of the most well thought-out and beautifully designed houses I’ve ever seen. From every window to every light fixture, to each individual coloured tile in the house, and to how certain parts of the house reflect light – Antoni Gaudí had it all so meticulously planned out. To say the least, he did an extraordinary job at bringing Casa Batlló to life.

Post 1/4 – Barcelona, Spain.

Portofino Love


Portofino. One of the most beautifully peaceful places I’ve ever been to. No matter how many beautiful pictures or videos you take, there’s nothing like seeing the real thing and taking it all in. 

Corso Garibaldi / Moscova

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Corso Garibaldi has some cute little places. Every so often I take a stroll down the street and just people watch. In the fourth picture from the top, is a picture of two elderly people chatting and smoking outside of what appeared to be an old church. Upon taking a closer   look at what’s going on inside (loud music was playing), I could see that there were dance lessons taking place! Just when I was admiring what was happening, an older man approached me, invited me in for a dance, and then he proposed to me! lol! I didn’t end up staying, but it definitely made my day. “La Prosciutteria” is another nice little gem down the street. We paid a visit one night for some ‘tagliere di salumi misti e formaggi’. It’s such a cute and casual place – perfect for a casual night out catching up with some friends or loved ones. (Note: last couple pictures were taken with my phone (sorry for the poor quality), and these people decided to pose for it!)

Brera pt.2

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Brera is such a cute little area, it’s always worth going back…even though I’ve been there countless number of times. lol! Each time I go, I seem to find a new corner, a new perspective, and new inspiration.

Lago di Como

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Ciao a tutti!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything here. I have a memory card filled with random pictures I’ve taken from a while back, and I figured that I better get to posting so that I can post my more recent pictures! Most of the pictures I have are snaps from Milano since I’m living here now, but I’ve been so lucky to have been able to make small trips here and there. These were taken at Lake Como, one of my favourite places of all time. I could spend all day there just wandering around and soaking it all in, whilst enjoying a gelato at some point of course. And yes, it is as breathtakingly beautiful in person as it is in photographs.

Bar Luce by Wes Anderson

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When Bar Luce had just opened in Milano, I paid a visit pretty much immediately. As you may already know, it had opened early last spring so I have been keeping these snaps on my camera for a while now. To those of you who have already seen pictures or read about it online, I think it’s worth a visit if you happen to be in Milano and especially if you’re a Wes Anderson fan. ‘Cause why not? You can enjoy a cup of Italian coffee feeling as if you’re at an old-timey train station, waiting to board a train to meet your lover.