Monthly Archives: March 2013

Biking on the beach a great escape in Barcelona

Biking on the beach a great escape in Barcelona

Share Having limited time in a city like Barcelona can be a little bit overwhelming. The second largest city in Spain has tons to offer in the way of food, history, nightlife and shopping, not to mention one of the best fútbol teams in the world. But in trying to experience everything, it’s easy to…

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Social Media Roundup: March 23

We’ll be doing daily updates from the Alpine Living Staff as they travel around Spain from March 15-30. Be sure to check out alpineliving.ua.edu for stories and blogs from our fifth edition!

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La Taqueria a ‘true fiesta’ in Barcelona

La Taqueria a ‘true fiesta’ in Barcelona

Share By Anna Todd and Mallie Crumpton Thank goodness for Barcelona locals. After an hour of wandering the side streets of the famous Grand Via, we resorted to using hand gestures and desperately pointing to our tourist maps to guide us to our destination. Then, finally, we found our Mexican restaurant at last! We saw…

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Social Media Roundup: March 22

Social Media Roundup: March 21 March 22, 2013 By Ashley Chaffin Share We’ll be doing daily updates from the Alpine Living Staff as they travel around Spain from March 15-30. Be sure to check out alpineliving.ua.edu for stories and blogs from our fifth edition!

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Website offers the chance to eat local food with a local Barcelonian

Share In Barcelona on March 17, I had the opportunity to eat lunch with a local family through a website called EatWith.com. This site allows you to choose a country you are traveling to, – right now the only choices are Spain and Israel, although more, including the United States, are coming soon – choose…

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Getaria: A small town filled with a lot of culture

Getaria: A small town filled with a lot of culture

Share With a constant sea breeze, sweeping ocean views, clear blue skies and warm inviting people, I got much more than I expected on my trip to cover the Basque, costal town of Getaria. In the tiny fishing village, where only a handful of people speak English, I witnessed breathtaking views of the Cantabrian Sea,…

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Hiking through the Pyrenees: Ordesa y Monte Perdido national park

Hiking through the Pyrenees: Ordesa y Monte Perdido national park

Share Tuesday morning was met with a mixture of emotions. It was my third and final day in Barcelona, one of the most captivating cities yet. I had the pleasure of participating in the building of a human tower with the Castellars de Barcelona, watching the best fŭtbol club in the world FC Barcelona trounce…

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Exploring Navarra with a Pamplona native

Exploring Navarra with a Pamplona native

Share Yesterday was an unexpected luxury with a true Pamplona native. Isabel Carrillo de Albornoz, the manager of the hotel at the Monasterio de Leyre, kindly picked up two other Alpine Living staff members and me at our hotel this morning on her way to work. The 30 minute drive through the Pyrenees mountains took…

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Social Media Roundup: March 21

We’ll be doing daily updates from the Alpine Living Staff as they travel around Spain from March 15-30. Be sure to check out alpineliving.ua.edu for stories and blogs from our fifth edition!

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Social media roundup: March 20

We’ll be doing daily updates from the Alpine Living Staff as they travel around Spain from March 15-30. Be sure to check out alpineliving.ua.edu for stories and blogs from our fifth edition!

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