This past weekend, many of my friends came to visit Barcelona. My friend Samantha came here for the weekend from Parma, Natalie from the French Riviera and Vanessa from Arizona. It was so good to see them! I took them around the all of the sites in Barcelona, including the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell. Also, we walked around Las Ramblas and Passieg De Gracia where we went into the different shops and clothing stores. The weather was amazing, so we also spent a lot of time at the beach and the port. We ate lunch at Opium, which was interesting because the only other time I’ve been there is at night when it’s a club. It was fun showing them all of the things I do in Barcelona, and sharing my life here with them. It was also interesting to hear about Sam and Natalie’s experiences in France and Italy and how they differ from Spain. Sometimes hosting guests can be very stressful, so at times I felt a little anxious because of the huge responsibility I had. Although, at the same time I’m very grateful to be having this experience, as well as share it with my best friends. This weekend really gave me a new appreciation for Barcelona and the culture. Due to the nice weather, everyone was outside and enjoying themselves, and I was reminded of how much I love it here. It is so different from New York in many ways that I have been enjoying a lot. The overall atmosphere is calm and relaxed which I’m adapting to. Many people compare Barcelona to Miami, because of the beach and the nightlife. Personally, I feel that Barcelona is much more enjoyable in many ways including the people, atmosphere and nightlife. The only thing I would have to say is better in Miami is the food!