My life turning moment came months after finishing my TESOL certificate to teach abroad in Spain. I am a California noia who moved from busy Los Angeles to an even busier Barcelona. It has been an ongoing journey to call Barcelona home after many years of pining for my other home, California. I live here permanently with my Catalan husband who inexplicably takes it for granted that I know everything about Catalonia. He believes I have experienced cultural osmosis by the mere fact I have married him and live in Barcelona. His kind unfounded assumption is now becoming true thanks to the blog I write. I have chosen to write informative posts on local customs, traditions, and Catalan behaviors to contrast when possible with my American upbringing with humor and vivid photography to convey the beauty of a country anyone can easily embrace with an open mind. But more importantly, I want to introduce you to a beautiful language I am still in the process of learning. Fins ara!