Our Favorite Barcelona Traditions

As our time in Barcelona is coming to a close, I can’t help but take note of the things I have grown to love and appreciate here.  Every culture has certain traditions – some have been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years… others, perhaps a generation or two.  One of the perks of living in Europe is that it’s full of traditions, many of which are older than the United States itself.  As it’s these traditions that make me smile (most days) as we go about our daily lives, I thought I’d share a few of them with you. Continue reading

Keeping Traditions Alive

For many who know me, know that I am very much into anything that we can do on an annual basis – keeping traditions going.  Be it apple picking, chinese food on New Years, trips to the cape, or the holidays – I just love something we can do year after year.  I don’t know why I’m so into this but I guess it’s because for some reason as a kid I felt like we didn’t have enough traditions in our family.  Now looking back, I see that’s not true – we just didn’t have the same traditions as my friends and for some reason at that time, it felt like that meant we didn’t have any traditions at all.  I guess hindsight is 20/20 right?  Continue reading

Our New Catalan Christmas Traditions – Caga Tio and Caganer

Let’s first start off this entry to say that Josh and I are not religious – at all.  If you are in any way religious and might be offended by the possible poking fun at a Christmas tradition here in Barcelona then stop reading here.  However, if you are in the mood for a good chuckle on a Saturday night, keep reading… I think you’ll find it amusing, especially if you like potty humor. Continue reading