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Spain

Barcelona, almost overnight, bloomed from a slightly rundown industrial town in the 1980s to a thriving city after she hosted the 1992 Olympic Games.

Nestled on the North Eastern Mediterranean coast of mainland Spain, just two hours drive South of the French border (a short skip over the Pyrenees Mountains), Barcelona is the capital of Catalunya, a region of Northern Spain that was once a nation unto itself until Spanish invasion. This (still sore point) gives Catalunya its own stubbornly unique character, language, and capital city.

Barcelona, or ´Barna´ seems to be in a constant state of self-renewal. Her skyline can change overni…

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