Where to see films in their original language in Barcelona

Wow. Quick question. Have you ever stared at a word so long or said it so many times that it just stopped making sense? That just happened to me with the word "MOVIES" while making the image for this post. Yikes. Moving on. One of the things I most often point to when someone brings…

The tactics that have gotten me a free first class upgrade….twice!

UPDATE: As of posting this, it had worked for me once. But as of this summer, this has now worked for me TWICE. Both times with a European airline, both times leaving Europe. When I left from the States both times, it was a hard, "Nope". I have taken at least two transatlantic flights a…

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6 things to know before you fall in love with Cinque Terre

So, I have about a million different blog posts to do but tonight I'm alone with a glass...or two...of wine, and I'm in the mood for Italy. To understand this mood, it might be necessary to crank up a lil bit of this and look at a lil bit a that. Aight. Now you feel me? Grab yourself…

5 tools to make students excited to speak English

Teaching English is hard. Like I've mentioned a million times before. Motivating kids to speak it when they aren't giving one word, fill-in-the-blank answers, is even harder. "I'm going to lower anyone's grade who speaks Spanish," is another line that doesn't work except for the biggest of brown-nosers. I've already talked about different sites that…

My favorite lifesaving websites for teaching English

Teaching English as a second language is not easy, especially when you first start out. If you have never done it before or had any previous training, you have probably never given much thought to your native tongue. If you still think that teaching English is inherently easy, think to yourself how you would explain…

Palo Alto market in Barcelona–aka, hipster and blogger paradise

I still remember my first time at Palo Alto Market. Maybe because it was only two years ago. This market is still just a baby in the history of Barcelona markets, but in a short amount of time it has become a monthly staple in the Barcelona style scene, and independent artists and designers from the…