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Walk in my shoes

Photos give insight to a typical day as an exchange student in Barcelona

Published: Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 20:07

Carrer de la Marina street's view of the beach

Bianca Stewart — THE BATTALION

Carrer de la Marina street's view of the beach

Gracia neighborhood: Depending on the day, after school activities vary greatly. One Friday consisted of walking about Gracia, a neighborhood in Barcelona my friends and I had yet to explore. Gracia has a much older feel than the area where I live. Whereas 22Barcelona has wide roads and a skyline, Gracia has narrow roads, intricate architecture and many international influences. These give Gracia a unique, traditional feel. After a late lunch and plenty of good shopping, I began the trek back to my side of town for an evening group project meeting. (I'm so far from Texas A&M, yet the relentless group projects still exist.)

Gracia neighborhood showcases Barcelona's tradition

Bianca Stewart — THE BATTALION

Sunset: Once finally finished with a day's worth of schoolwork, plenty of shopping and miles of walking, it's always nice to climb to the top of my residence's rooftop lounge and watch the sunset over Barcelona. It's here on the rooftop that my friends and I come to talk about our day, make plans for dinner and decide where the night might lead. Sunset photo courtesy of Maya Oren. ¡Saludos desde Barcelona!

Gracia neighborhood contains inricate architecture

Bianca Stewart — THE BATTALION

Bianca Stewart is a senior marketing major at Texas A&M University. She is studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain for the Fall 2011 semester and interested in fashion, music, and culture.

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