Welcome to my new Blogg "Love Barcelona City" by Carolina Ruiz Amo. My name is Carolina and I was born here in 1981. Although I was so lucky to be raised in this incredible city, I left when I was a teenager and completed my studies in France and UK and just moved back over a couple of weeks ago. I just launched a new office of our award winning property consultancy company Urban Oasis in Barcelona.
I am so terribly excited to be back after more than 15 years to see how the city has changed dramatically. Due to the influence of the 1992 olympics, the new creation of the "Barcelona Brand" is very much out there and one can see it, feel it and even smell it in all the city´s corners.
I love feeling nostalgic passing by the traditional bakeries and chocolate shops, such as MAURI where my beautiful Mum use to take me after visiting the dentist, or spending hours just wandering around Pepa Paper touching every possible stationary item that shops has to sell.
But I also absolutely love discovering all the new restaurants, cafes, shops, architecture and general vibrant dynamic that the city has created all throughout these years which I have not witnessed and missed. I feel I am a tourist in the same city where I was born.
It was very funny the other day, I started wondering around the area, walking and getting lost in the streets when I suddenly looked up and saw this amazing building...!!! It was the Sagrada Familia right in my face. When I was a child, we did not really visit this area, it was really considered for tourists and locals rarely hit that quarter but when I saw it I immediately took a selfie and send it my boyfriend and family! They all laughed at me and thought..."goodness you really are a tourist"! but hey! I love life and love feeling these little things that surprise you every day, what can I say :-)
I will be weekly posting all the new discoveries I make in this new city for me and share them with you to let you know my ratings and my recommendations of modern and chic places to go to as well as charming-spirit filling shops, cafes and more.. Take my hand, let´s go!!
Hi! I´m Carolina, I hope you enjoy this blog on my recommendations about living in Barcelona and loving the experience! I´m originally from Barcelona but spent most of my life abroad (France & the UK). Real Estate Entrepreneur and Blogger, I have a double major in Political Science and Urban Estate Management. I love sushi and my favourite colour is pink. I am crazy about stationary and love discovering new tea flavours and now... in love with Barcelona!
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