Sunday, June 12, 2016
Each town in Spain has two local holidays in a year. It means that there might be a bank holiday in Barcelona but in a nearby city which is in the same metropolitan area you have a normal work day. For example I live in Barcelona but I had to go to work even though it was holiday in Barcelona because my work is in another town nearby Barcelona. Luckily the public transportation is also quite frequent on holidays and going to work was not an issue. In addition to local holidays there are naturally holidays which are common all around the Spain.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
|Nova Icaria beach|
Sunday, May 1, 2016
|Beginning of the Passeig de fabra i puig|
Saturday, April 16, 2016
|Touristic destination in Passeig de Gracia|
My Finnish colleague who has lived 6 years in Barcelona has also noticed the increased number of tourists during her stay. In the center life does not get any calmer during the siesta time. I live in a calm area where you can still see the local culture. For example shops are closed and streets are quiet during the siesta time.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
|View in Macau|
Thursday, March 3, 2016
|Bull fighting arena in Barcelona|
|The bull fighting arena from the inside|
Sunday, February 14, 2016
|Match of juniors in Cerdanyola|
Monday, February 8, 2016
I have been now few weeks in Barcelona. I was warned that Catalans might try to speak me Catalan instead of Spanish. So far I have been able to get along well with Spanish. No one has refused to speak Spanish to me. Though my impression is that Barcelona is more Catalan than I expected. Everything is written in Catalan and Spanish is not always available. Luckily with my Spanish knowledge I can understand most of the written Catalan. You can see also plenty of Catalan flags decorating the balconies of apartments.
Monday, January 25, 2016
|Tower of the wall in Signnaghi|
Georgians do not let you pay when you are their guest and will insist serving different foods. Though tourism has increased in Georgia and now there are also people who are taking advantage of the tourists. Beggars can be aggressive towards foreigners and sales people might charge more from foreigners.
Monday, January 18, 2016
|Winter landscape from Finland|
This is not an announcement to retire from blogging because a new adventure is waiting for me abroad. I am moving to Barcelona and I will continue blogging from there. I can escape the freezing cold -30 degree weather of Finland and see more sunny days in Spain.