Author: jbarr12

Embracing Local Shopping Techniques

One of the first things I noticed when arriving in Barcelona is the endless amount of food markets scattered around the city. Even their largest grocery stores pale in comparison to the size of...

Barcelona’s Unique City-Scape

Arriving in Barcelona my expectations of what the city would look like were far different from the reality – especially due to the neighborhood within which I reside. As the capital of tourism in...

Brussels: The myth of cultural norms

Brussels, Belgium is the capital of the EU and is home to many expats and employees of the European commission as well as the European Parliament. While the most commonly spoken language in Brussels...

Things I Wish I Knew Before Going Abroad

Moving to a different country can possibly feel overwhelming and maybe scary. This is because of the language barriers, time difference, and large distance away from ‘home’. I spent countless hours shopping for things...