Short Cut Cine’s Film Night

When I had just moved to Barcelona back in October an event was suggested to me on Facebook – Short Cut Cine & Jägermeister presents Short Films Barcelona.  I was already intrigued and then I read the description for the event, which promised free Jäger and short films in a variety of languages. This was something that instantly appealed to me as it was a chance to see shorts that I wouldn’t normally get a chance to and also maybe I would get chatting to a few people. Unfortunately, I couldn’t make the event because I was teaching training on the night so I promised myself that I would go next month. Well, as you can tell by the fact that I am writing about the film night now it’s pretty obvious that I didn’t get to actually go for quite sometime. Continue reading Short Cut Cine’s Film Night

Weekend Excursions: Sitges

This week, I was lucky enough to have my parents fly over for a two-day visit in which we managed to pack in a trip to Sagrada Familia, the Botanic Gardens and Sitges! When I first arrived in Barcelona I was told by the person who helped me get from the airport to my accomodation to visit Sitges but for some reason or another I kept putting it off in favour of doing things inside the city or for visits to Monserrat, Montpellier and Munich (posts about all three can be found here). The idea to visit Sitges with my parents came about quite serendipidoulsy as my Mum was told by a friend that Sitges was a nice town and after she accidently posted about it on my Facebook thinking it was a private message I thought a little trip out whilst they were here was a no-brainer.

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Jardí Botànic Històric de Barcelona

I’m sure you can all figure out that the title means ‘Barcelona’s Historic Botanical Gardens’ if you remember anything from doing languages at school and by that logic, I guess you have now also sussed out that this post will be about my day walking around the gardens that reside behind the Olympic stadium on the top of Montjuïc! With money being a little tight, I haven’t been able to go on as many weekend excursions as I would’ve liked but that’s okay because Barcelona has so much to offer and the weather is steadily getting distinctly summery (spring and autumn hardly exist here, let’s be honest).

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The Palo Alto Market

Last weekend was my birthday and for the first time ever there was actually sunshine on my birthday and it was abnormally warm. As someone with a February birthday I am very used to the weather being abysmal, attractions being closed for the winter/doing maintainance etc. and also around exams but this was year was completely different! On the first weekend of every month the Palo Alto market in Barcelona is open and this just happened to coincide with my birthday!

I didn’t know much about the market before we went except that it involves bringing together a lot of small, independent businesses and entry is 4€ on the door (unless you buy your ticket early on the app then it is 1€ less). The market is a little out of the city centre but that gave us the opportunity to wander around a new part of Barcelona that was so new and built up it made me think it would be a good setting for an apocalypse film – there was hardly any signs of life except market goers it was a bit creepy. Continue reading The Palo Alto Market