Sam Brody rss Barcelona, Fall 2011

I’m Sam Brody from Columbus, Ohio. I’m a junior at Colorado College and am an economics major with a minor in philosophy. I’m a Libra, I enjoy fine dining and Big Macs, and I love playing sports, skiing, hiking, and fishing. At school, I’m a member of the Student Advisory Board, play club baseball, and a member of the Freeriders Union of Colorado College ski group. I’m really excited to go to Europe for my first time and travel around. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful architecture, art, and landscapes, and attempt to speak reasonable Spanish.

Sam's Posts

  • A Semester is Worth an Infinite Amount of Words.

    But here’s a couple hundred as an attempt to reflect:

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  • El Born

    El Born has taken the reigns as the most fashionable, see-and-be-seen area in all of Barcelona. The plethora of shopping veins and all its little arteries make it a rather special place place, complete with as many bars and cafes that you can shake a stick at.

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  • The CCCB

    The CCCB is the over-looked gem of El Raval for many who aren’t familiar with the area. Overshadowed by the near MACBA, the CCCB has a lot of space and has had a large number of contemporary exhibitions come through it.

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  • Bein’ A Guiri

    Doing all the touristy things Madrid had to offer reminded me how prior to leaving for Madrid, as well as the past few days, I’ve been a tourist of the city I’ve been living in for the past 3 months. SO yeeeah, here’s a poem about that:

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  • Katalans R Kewl

    Sooo, it’s something I feel I finally have a grasp on, not completely, but enough to comment upon. The weird, sometimes elusive concept that one cannot see until you live, eat, and breathe as a member of a community.

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  • I Think I’ve Found Rome-ance

    It’s been Fast Times at Barcelona High here, a ton o’ fun; however, lots of preparations before the onslaught of papers from all classes and the thoughts of a finals week is thoroughly frightening.

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  • [Enter Cheesy Halloween Pun Here]

    Here be a poem from some young, american landlubber who can’t even appreciate the greatness of American Halloween.

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  • Pope of the Moon

    My favorite new phrase? ¿Que tal, tio? It’s the equivalent to “What up, man?”

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  • It was all a dream…

    I’ve traveled to Mallorca and it’s wonderful beaches, had visitors from Florence, turned 21, had to deal with these strange things called semesters and having multiple midterms on one day (we’re not in the Block Plan anymore…), and gotten over the language barrier, in the most basic sense that is.

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  • La Mercè, what more can I say?

    La Mercè is the annual festival of the patron saint of Barcelona, Mercè. It’s a four-day event that includes over 60 music venues and countless events, from castells to the Giants.

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  • New Places, Same Faces

    From lovely little fishing towns to our stay in Girona, we saw much and ate even more, but here’s a little sumin sumin that I made for you all.

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  • ¿Qué tal, Barcelona?

    Here´s a lil´recap of the past week, with a Barenaked Ladies inspired title, of course:

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  • Hasta luego, ‘murika.

    This semester I’ll be offering what some call cheesy, others call creative, and most call ridiculous, poems about the culture, classes, people, sites, museums, etc. etc. in Barcelona through the wonderful IES Abroad program.

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