A Catalan in Berlin

Catalans are notorious for being a stingy bunch. I’m not making this up – just ask any Spaniard or even Catalan and they will nod in agreement with a chuckle. Living in New York, as a girl, I was spoiled by free alcohol that seemed to be readily available to me and in excess at bars and […]

Spanish Stereotypes of Americans as seen at the Elrow Party in Barcelona

My rating: 7/10. Elrow is the most famous event producer to come out of Barcelona. In past years, they had hosted weekly themed parties in Barcelona. However, due to its fame it has moved its summer residency to Ibiza. Underground music, carnival-esque atmosphere. Worth every penny, even if you do not like techno. Oh, and great strawberry […]

Primavera Sound Festival Review

Rating: as a festival, 6/10. As a “dance music” festival, 3/10. This is primarily an indie music festival in an urban setting. Great location next to the ocean with an amazing sunrise. The Primavera Sound Festival has received high acclaims from the music festival community, winning the Artists’ #1 Choice Award in 2014. It boasts […]

8 Odd Things About Catalans

Every culture has its peculiarities, but let’s face it – there’s a point where the “culture” and “traditions” are just plain weird! Don’t get me wrong, I love living in Barcelona and all my Catalan friends, but seriously, they do some weird crap here! Speaking of sh*t, the first on my list is… 1. Obsession […]