By Ilse de Ridder
After getting a degree in communication and working in television for a few years in Holland, I was up for a little adventure. I decided to move to one of my favourite cities; Barcelona. I arrived with no plan and no expectations, but got stuck on the sunny city life here.
I love design, photography, going out for dinner or drinks with friends and of course traveling! My favourite travel destinations are big cities! Give me a map and a few days and I’ll wander off into the vibrant city culture. I like to go and explore the local places and inhale culture on the streets or in museums. I love to just walk around and discover an original small boutique, a bar with stunning interior design or a good restaurant with delicious local food. And to share those discoveries with you on the blog!
Barcelona gets under your skin. You arrive for a holiday, a short stay, a few months maybe… and you might end up staying for years! That also happened to me.
As a Dutch girl, I am smitten with the climate. Almost daily blue skies; summer or winter. A welcome change to the grey skies in Holland. But Barcelona has so much more to offer than sun. It has beaches, hills, lovely food, colourful people and music is always in the air.
I just love the combination of a cosmopolitan and laid back vibe; hipster design bars go hand in hand with simply hanging out on a square with skaters all around you. It is vibrant, modern, drenched with culture and always changing. And it so happens that every day when I walk through the city, I will find something that puts a smile on my face…
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