Day 31 – Goodbyes and Unexpected Plans

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As I imagined, today was a slow day… a slow depressing day. NOT! It would be impossible for me to have a depressing day in Barcelona! But my day wasn’t filled with as much joy as usual because Carlos officially left with no plans of coming back soon.

I woke up earlier than usual to get to Plaza Catalunya to meet Carlos before he left. Thankfully, I was able to get there with enough time to say our proper goodbyes. I joined him in the line to ride the Aerobus, and when it was his turn to go, we hugged and said our goodbyes. I watched him go, and then I had to get to the metro station to get to work. I was super tired because these last few days have been wonderful but super busy, too. Continue reading

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Day 26 – Daytrip with CISabroad! + Hello love!

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Ohhh today was a beautiful day! Ever since I applied to the CISabroad program, I had been longing for this day to come: Day trip to Cavas and Sitges! What is Cava, you ask? Cava is a Spanish sparkling wine made in the same way as champagne, but which cannot be called champagne because, well, it’s not made in Champagne, France. What is Sitges, you ask? Sitges is a beautiful town relatively close to Barcelona known for its beaches and historical sites. Did I say beautiful? Juuuust making sure. PLUS, my love comes to Barcelona today!  Continue reading

Day 24 – My feet know how to explore Barcelona

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Today I woke up feeling pretty, so I decided to wear a nice blouse, black pants, and my prettiest -most uncomfortable- heels. I took the bus to work and when I got there, my boss asked me, “are you not going?.” I guessed she noticed my confused expression and so she said, “to the ‘Impulsando Pymes Conference‘” (boosting Small and Medium Enterprises Conference). Whoooops!!! I told her I had forgotten and she told me I still had enough time to make it. I ended up walking to the metro station, which was about 7 min. away, and got to the Gloriés metro station to walk another 15 min. trying to find the Barcelona Growth Center, all in my pretty -uncomfortable- heels. I was in pain, but at least I looked like a professional woman. Beauty is pain, right? (not really). I ended being sat down next to my coworkers, which was a nice surprise. The conference focused on different managerial/entrepreneurial topics, which were very interesting to me, but not very new for Cocoa, considering the company is already making use of most of the services mentioned in the conference. To reward ourselves, my coworker and I went for some coffee before heading back to the office. It was nice to see this district of the city and the Torre Agbar, which is a famous Barcelona landmark.  Continue reading

Day 17 – It’s great to see you again! + La cocina de Cataluña

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Oh how I love to see my loved ones again in a cool place of this planet after many months apart! This time it was my boyfriend’s turn. He came from Germany to visit Barcelona yesterday. So, today, I went to work, and afterwards, I quickly changed and went to Las Ramblas to meet him in front of El Mercado de la Boqueria. I waited and waited and finally found him! We walked around La Boqueria and walked through the neighborhood called El Raval to get to a restaurant where we ate amazing tapas and got updates on each other 🙂  Then, we walked to the metro to get to the beach and soaked up the afternoon sun for a bit. At about 6:30 p.m., I had to leave because I had a cooking class scheduled for today with the Barcelona SAE group (other interns).  Continue reading