Quarantine Diary: Part 5 – The End?

Well, here we are… two months later, today marks day 57 in our “state of alarm” / stay at home order / official quarantine, etc. here in Barcelona, Spain. I don’t know about you, but I certainly never thought it would actually last this long. I remember back to early-mid March meeting with my friendContinue reading “Quarantine Diary: Part 5 – The End?”

Misconceptions About Living Abroad

I recently had the pleasure of going to a Jim Gaffigan comedy show in Barcelona with my good friend, Megan. The show, part of his international PALE TOURIST tour, took place at Club Capitol on Las Ramblas on a Saturday night in late February. It was hilarious – almost two hours of non-stop belly laughsContinue reading “Misconceptions About Living Abroad”

My First Podcast Appearance!

Over a week ago I was approached by Francisco, a chiropractor here who happens to go to my church, The International Church of Barcelona. He reached out over Instagram and said that after having read my blog, he was interested in featuring me on he & his wife’s new podcast, called IllumINNATE Barcelona Podcast. AccordingContinue reading “My First Podcast Appearance!”

Quarantine Diary: Part 4

{La versión del post en español está aquí} Hello all – for me we are now on Day 28 of this official quarantine in Barcelona (and all of Spain). Since last Sunday we’ve known that the country’s “State of Alarm” aka the government-enforced stay-at-home order would be extended now until April 25th, at the earliest.Continue reading “Quarantine Diary: Part 4”

Diario de la cuarentena: parte 4

Hola a todos – para mi estamos en día 28 de confinamiento aquí en Barcelona. Desde el domingo pasado ya sabíamos que el estado de alarma oficial en España se extendería hasta el 25 de abril, por lo menos. Lo positivo es que parece que hemos pasado por el pico de ritmo de contagios deContinue reading “Diario de la cuarentena: parte 4”

Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 3

{La versión del post en español está aquí} Well it’s finally the last day of March 2020. This month has really felt like a year. I don’t know about you, but this whole experience has made me hyper-aware of everything I took for granted before, like getting a cup of coffee with friends, going forContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 3”

Diario de la cuarentena del coronavirus: parte 3

Bueno por fin es el último día de marzo 2020. Este mes ha parecido como un año entero. No sé para ti, pero para mi esta experiencia me ha hecho muy consciente de todo lo que tomaba por hecho antes, como ir a tomar un café con amigos, salir a correr por la playa, irContinue reading “Diario de la cuarentena del coronavirus: parte 3”

Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 2

{La versión del post en español está aquí} The Part 1 of this series has been my most viewed post ever on the blog, which I am taking the liberty to interpret that it means that people are interested to know what quarantine is like here in Barcelona, how it’s affecting peoples’ lives and andContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 2”

Diario de la cuarentena del coronavirus: parte 2

La primera parte de esta serie ha sido mi post más visto en la historia del blog, lo que entiendo significa que la gente están interesados en como se vive la cuarentena aquí en Barcelona, como está afectando a las vidas de las personas, y cualquier tipo de consejo o inspiración durante estos tiempos difíciles.  QuieroContinue reading “Diario de la cuarentena del coronavirus: parte 2”

Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 1

{La versión del post en español está abajo} What crazy times we are living in these days… I was hesitant to write about this on my blog and get more personal, but then my mom reminded me yesterday that decades from now we might look back on this period and appreciate being able to reliveContinue reading “Coronavirus Quarantine Diary: Part 1”