Barcelona, Spain
Silvia, 29
Photographer & student
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What do you do and why do you do it?

I'm a photographer, I'm studying and working here in town!

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

Well, it depends if I want to stay better or just drown in a sea of ​​tears...anyway, this one is in general a good opition: Paolo Nutini- Caustic Love

What are the best TV shows of all time?

South Park-Simpson-Griffin-Friends!

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

Kino Café as also all the cool bars behind the MACBA museum

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

I don't have alive heros, unluckily :(

Where do you buy those fabulous clothes of yours?

I use to buy my clothes in second hand shops like Retro city, Flamingos Vintage Kilo and some market like Fleadonia or Palo Alto Market.

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

Probably Raval

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

Go to Bunkers with something to eat and drink and have a cool aperitive!

What’s the most decadent / extreme dish you ever ate in Barcelona and where did you get it?

Never eaten extreme food here in Town...for that I travelled to South Africa!

Is there a hidden bar / hole in the wall in Barcelona that you particularly like?

El Jardí in Carrer del Hospital: is a "little Eden" located in the garden of the old hospital of Santa Creu

What’s the most expensive restaurant / spa / hotel you’ve ever been to in Barcelona? How much did it cost and what did you get there?

Restaurant: Flax and Kale. Almost 40 Euros x person. Gorgeous food; vegetarian but there are also plates with fish./ Spa: Aire Barcelona. Almost 60-70 x person; the best treatment to relax the body and mind according to ancient traditions of water with temperature contrasts as elements of relaxation and health/Hotel: Never been in a hotel here in Bcn!

What restaurant in Barcelona looks crap, but the food’s amazing?

Definitely "Maxi Restaurante"!

Where can you get the best cocktail in Barcelona? Which one do you like?

La Ma!son in Carrer del Correu cocktails, especially Mohito!

Where would you take your partner in Barcelona if you wanted to really pamper them?

Ziryab shisha lounges and for sure in Aire Barcelona (Spa) to relax body and mind

Which snacks can you only get in your country, and which ones do you recommend?

For sure Churros con Churrería Laietana: Nothing fancy, just good fried churros with delicious chocolate to dip them into!

What’s the one place you think is overrated in Barcelona?

La Rambla

What’s the one place you think is underrated in Barcelona?

Montserrat, one of the most beautiful mountains I have ever seen in my life

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

Gothic area, Born area, Montjuic fountain show, Boqueria

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

I would probably go to Ciudadella park, laying down to the grass around 18:00 with some beers listening some african music (that you can ever find there). Than for sure I would have a tapas night with a lot of sangria in the Born area and finally I would check on (agenda cultural) which kind of concerts are going on...

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

Probably Berlin, I use to go there when I have time and just a bit of money. It is not expencive at all, is multicultural and it offers a lot of different activities (for all tastes). Culture is everywhere and the underground atmosphere wrap the city...the night there is just creazy!

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