Barcelona, El Comienzo

Barcelona; The Beginning

Well these are just a few of the first sights of the incredible city of Barcelona. My residence is located in the small little area which is an inlet off of the city and is called Barceloneta. It is you stereotypical European neighbourhood; small roads, old buildings, smells of fresh bread every morning, cobblestone sidewalks and of course the main square where all Spanish locals, kids included, chat till late in the evening. I began my spanish course on September 3rd and had the most incredible class with the most hilarious spanish teacher ever, Miriam. She made reviewing my spanish grammar as easy as possible and focused more about telling all of us the best places to go out at night time in Barcelona!

But it was just the walking around and sight seeing that made this first week in Barcelona the best ever! My daily routine has become, Baguette with Chorizo and Cafe con Leche for breakfast at the local market, spanish class from 10:00-14:00 and then afternoons at the beach before the parties begin that evening!

And with the Erasmus student network, every single night in this city one can find a party to attend! Are first one was at Shôko Night Club where a couple of friends and I had beers on the beach for pre-drinks, went to the club for a free dinner with unlimited wine and champagne and then to be concluded with a 4:00AM swim in the ocean under the stars! It has been a great start to España!

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About JR Hammond

Hello everyone my name is JR Hammond and I am currently on an international exchange at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain. I would have been entering my third year in the Rotman Commerce Program at the University of Toronto St. George campus but I decided to take advantage of this incredible opportunity to explore Europe. I will be living in Barcelona for the entire year and I will be posting and blogging about all the adventures that a student of my interests could have in this incredible city. I am a social and sporty person so my blogs will be vary from everything from volleyball, bars and parties, traveling, to as simple as which bakery sells the best bread! I hope you enjoy my adventures of the September 2012 to June 2013 school year!

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