Barcelona, Spain
Ana, 34
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a bit about Ana

What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a photographer and I chose this because after a long time working in companies, I decided to dedicate myself to more free creativity.

What’s the worst job you’ve ever had and why was it so effing bad?

Working in a sales support area in a telephone company. So repetitive.

Were you born and raised in Barcelona? If not, where did you grow up and what brought you to Barcelona?

I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and I have been living in Barcelona for almost a year, going deeper into photography here.

What’s your current hood in Barcelona and what’s the best/worst thing about it?

Today I live in the old city (Ciudad Vieja). The good is that I'm living in the streets that are full of history and architecture. The bad part is the noise.

What kind of music do you listen to and what kind of music do you absolutely HATE?

I'm more rock, jazz and MPB and less reggaeton.

You’re broken hearted - what tracks does your heartbreak playlist consist of?

I'd probably turn myself in to Radiohead.

Name the best TV shows of all time, and what makes them so good?

I'll quote the series that made me reflect on our near future and did not need to have a thousand episodes for this: Black Mirror.

Name some spots in Barcelona that are good for a Tinder date.

I'm still the ones who prefers to look in the eyes, pre-Tinder.

Which public figure would you want to see “roasted”? (every public figure is fair game).

Unfortunately, many politicians from my country.

Who’s your hero and where in Barcelona would you take them out for a serious hang?

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, I would take her to some park to talk about feminism.

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I'm less and less focused on buying clothes and more on buying experiences (trips, dinners, shows)

What’s the area/ spot in town you’ll never be caught dead in?

Never say never...

What’s the thing you LOVE to do in your city that you never get to do?

Spend a whole day at the beach.

Where do you go in Barcelona for a casual night out?

Anywhere in Raval, I love getting lost on the streets of this neighborhood

Where would you go in Barcelona to celebrate some freaking good news?

I would drink with a view in a rooftop bar.

What’s your choice of transportation in Barcelona and why?

I use public transport to go anywhere.

What are the Barcelona spots a first-time visitor can’t miss?

Montjuic, CCCB, MACBA, Parque de la Ciudadela, the streets of Gràcia, Bunker and its view.

What are the Barcelona spots tourists should run from screaming?

The famous Ramblas...

Tomorrow’s your last day in Barcelona. How do you spend it?

I would take the Montjuic cable car and enjoy the view and the air above

What’s your favorite vacation city in the world and why?

Berlin was one of the places I liked the most. The mixture of music, culture and history makes it an intensely interesting place.

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