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Tagged With: Catalan

Opening in New York: Xavier Carbonell Exhibit at Jadite Galleries

Text & Photo: Julie Schwietert Collazo ** It is often the case that people I meet while traveling stay with me, by which I mean that they stay in my mind and my heart. Though there are some wonderful exceptions, I’ll never see most of those people again. The memories of our encounters remain, but … Continue reading »

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How to Make Perfect Catalan Aioli

Text & Photos: Julie Schwietert Collazo ** I hate to compare countries, I really do, but when I’m eating in Catalunya, it’s hard to feel like there’s any place in the world that has a healthier, more holistic, and more pleasurable relationship with food… especially the United States. Proof? The tradition of tapas and the … Continue reading »

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Castellers build human towers in NYC all week

Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo Photos: Francisco Collazo ** This week, 145 members of the Castellers de Vilafranca–the same team that taught myself and the other members of the Catalunya Experience blog trip how to build a human tower last month– are in New York City, where they are scheduled to build several towers at iconic … Continue reading »

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Human towers in Catalunya

Text & Photos: Julie Schwietert Collazo ** The first time I saw castellers–not even live, but in a video–I cried. I was embarrassed by the hot tears that wouldn’t stop running down my face, but I found the castellers–a group of people making a human tower–incredibly moving and inspiring. It didn’t help that the music … Continue reading »

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