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Program Recap: WiFi Artists Remote Work and Travel in Barcelona, Spain





Wifi Artists spent August 9th to September 9th, 2022 in Barcelona, Spain. After leaving some of our favorite memories and spots in Tbilisi, Georgia, we were excited to see new faces and make new memories!


Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and is known for its art and its architecture. It is on the coast of northeastern Spain and is also the second most populous municipality of Spain. Their food is amazing, and the people are even better. If you’re traveling Europe at all, you don’t want to miss this beautiful place.


If you’re a digital nomad, it’ll be even better for you. There are absolutely beautiful coworking spaces with daily and monthly passes, fast wifi, and tons of other digital nomads to chat with and network with. In addition, there are bars and cafes all over the place that offer wifi and food, the perfect place to get stuff done.


Besides the pickpockets and bag thieves in the area, Spain is also very safe. During the day, you’re safe to walk the streets alone, but we always suggest walking with someone else during the night time no matter where you are - there is safety in numbers.


During our trip, we had new travelers join us along with some travelers that have been with us for months, both creating unbreakable bonds and unforgettable moments. Any trip you take with Wifi Artists leaves you with memories for life, and friends for life.


For anyone that’s considering applying for a trip with Wifi Artists, this will give you an overview of the variety of activities that we do in a single month.



Welcome Dinner


Every trip that Wifi Artists takes starts with a welcome dinner. This dinner is important as this is where everyone meets and gets to know each other. There may be members that already know each other, but there are always new faces to welcome to the team.


While we’re at the dinner, everyone has a chance to introduce themselves and tell the others about themself. It’s never uncomfortable as everyone is always very welcoming, we make sure of that. We do a few icebreaker activities and then spend the dinner talking as a group about different things we can do on our month-long trip. After dinner, our team lead puts together an itinerary for the rest of the month!


Our welcome dinner in Barcelona was at a local restaurant with local food such as Paella, croquettes, Patatas Bravas, and Potato Bombas. This was just the beginning of the local cuisine we would try while in Barcelona.


Coworking


Our coworking space in Barcelona was called OneCoWork. The space was absolutely beautiful and the best community we could have asked for. Plus, there was free beer and coffee, you can’t go wrong with that.


There were tons of digital nomads so we made some good connections! In every location we stay at, we have a coworking place that's usually open 24 hours, for you to get your school work or your work done.




Living Space

We stayed in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona in an apartment style building for the month. Everyone had their own room and bathroom, and there was a shared kitchen and living area for us to cook, socialize, and just hang out with each other.

The Gothic Quarter is the most famous neighborhood in Barcelona. It has narrow medieval streets filled with trendy bars, clubs and Catalan restaurants, and there are many artisans selling leather and jewellery along the streets.

Skill Share

Throughout all of our trips, our different experts share their skills with the group. Each member that wants to educate will prepare a presentation for the group. This time around, we had a couple of presenters, including Hova, who taught us about tax-saving tips and hacks for digital nomads!

This allows everyone to share what they know about the digital nomad industry and also allows others to learn different skills. It’s not mandatory to present, but if you have something to share, we encourage you to do so! Everyone is very supportive of each other. Who knows what skills you’ll learn on a trip with us.



Museums


When we were in Barcelona, we visited numerous museums, including the MoCo Museum. It was great for us to learn about the history of the city we were in, and see a bunch of different art pieces.


The Moco Museum is an independent museum with a wide range of inspiring modern, contemporary, and street art. If you want to visit there, we suggest you choose a time and date in advance and get a ticket as it is very popular.


Birthdays


We had numerous member birthdays while we were in Barcelona, so for fun, we did a few celebrations and a few surprises. We surprised one member with a cake in his room with candles and singing! Another night, we went out and celebrated with everyone for another member. We always have lots of fun and celebrate like old friends!


Valencia


During one weekend, we took an extended trip to Valencia. Valencia is on the southeastern coast of Spain where the Turia River meets the Mediterranean Sea. It is known for its City of Arts and Sciences, with futuristic structures including a planetarium, an oceanarium and an interactive museum.


While we were there, we explored the city, seeing museums, festivals, and beaches, plus we enjoyed the very sunny weather. During the evenings, we spent time bar hopping, tasting the different drinks of Valencia and dancing our hearts out.



Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família


The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família is a church in Barcelona and is currently the largest unfinished Catholic church in the world. It was absolutely breathtaking to see, and we highly suggest you stop there if you’re in Barcelona.


Football (Soccer) Match


In Spain, a soccer match is called a football match. We attended a match where Barcelona was playing Manchester, it was an absolute blast. We grabbed some snacks and some drinks and we cheered our hearts out the entire time. The Barcelona team is commonly called Barça and has been playing since November 29, 1899.


Parc Güell


Parc Güell is a privatized park system composed of gardens and architectural elements located on Carmel Hill, in Barcelona. We visited there as a group on a guided tour. This was an Airbnb Experience (a common way for us to see the cities and countries we’re in), and we walked through the Austrian Gardens to go up the Monumental staircase and saw the best views above the city of Barcelona from the Nature Square. It was absolutely amazing.


Other Activities


While these are the most popular places we went to, we also did a few other things while we were there. We went out to a few party places including the Razzmatazz Club and the Opium Barcelona. Dancing the night away was one of our favorite things to do.


We also went to some of the popular beaches in Barcelona including the Barceloneta Beach, the Playa de Bogatell, and the Platges de Barcelona. Barcelona is one of the best cities in Spain for beaches.


Finally, we also went to some street festivals where we saw mini concerts, wandered the streets seeing street performances, and ate tons of different street food. Festivals are a really cool way to see locals.


Goodbye Dinner


At the end of every trip, we come together as a team and have a goodbye dinner. Again, we had more local Barcelona cuisine - we had to before we left!


This can be a sad part of the trip, we’re all saying goodbye to each other. Some people continue with us on to the next location, but some people head home or out on solo travel. Although it’s sad to see people leave, you’ve developed some amazing friendships that continue to develop, even after the trip.



This of course is not an all-inclusive list of everything that was done. You can go sightseeing, take walking tours & food tours, spend time alone, and do anything else you desire to do. The best part of group travel is that at the end of the day, we’re able to come together and connect as a team, you’re never alone on your trip.

After leaving Barcelona we headed to Thailand, keep your eyes open for a recap of that trip as well!


If you are ready to take a trip with us, we would love to have you. Some of our upcoming trips include Quito and Medellin and we even have a few ski trips coming up. Check out our full list of current program availability here and apply here when you’re ready. After applying, you will have a quick interview with one of our program leaders and you will be on your way to traveling in no time! Get ready to book those flights!


We can’t wait to meet you.

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