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Why you should visit Barcelona – a photo diary

Barcelona, sweet Barcelona – how full of beauty and grime you are. It’s my kind of city, a city that has all of the necessary elements for a pretty great lifestyle for a young person. Everywhere there is always chaos, always someone up at 6am having a conversation on a park bench as if it was 2pm on a Saturday afternoon. Because after all, This is Spain. Since we only had Saturday and half-a-day Sunday to explore – time was of…

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Why you should visit Barcelona – hipster vs. gafapastas

36 hours in Barcelona – originally I thought what masochistic person would hop on over to Spain for only a weekend with only one full day to spend in the city? Well this girl decided to jump on the opportunity this last weekend to go with a friend and see just how it feels to spend such a short amount of time in the city,  thanks Ryanair! While not my first foray into the magical chaos that is Barcelona – I…

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Happy Easter from Girl in Florence!

You know that rare time in real life when you see food turn out better than a repin on Pinterest? Well this was most definitely one of those moments. Thanks to Lavitaebellablog, we dined on scrumptious snacks this past Saturday night and I am still dreaming of that Pear and wine chutney! I want to wish you all a very Happy Easter from Florence, Italy! Whether or not you actually celebrate  this holiday with eggs and lamb doesn’t matter. I…

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Florence Photo Diary, a weekend in February

fiera cioccolata firenze

This weekend flew by faster than any I can remember. Suddenly Monday morning arrived before you know it, an array of snow flurries arrived in the center as twitter and Italian news blew up at the rare sight of neve in the city. That along with explosive news of the Pope’s resignation at the end of this month, made for a very news-crazy day in Italy. Yesterday morning I had the pleasure traipsed back to the Italian purgatory – the questura…

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