Hi, I’m Claire.

I first started blogging about Barcelona in 2013, as Tales of Barcelona.  I moved to Barcelona after having somewhat of a mid-life crisis, and on a cold, wet October day in Manchester, England, I made up my mind & booked my one-way flight for Barcelona!

I adored the city, having studied here as part of my degree and spent four years living, working and enjoying Barcelona.  However, my itchy feet took me away from Barcelona, to South America.  I quit my job, and booked another one-way ticket – this time to Bolivia – and began a journey to discover South America for myself.

Tales of Barcelona became Tales of a Backpacker as I set off on my travels, with a backpack on my back & walking boots on my feet.  I began to write about my adventures, as well as tips, tricks and musings about life on the road.  Tales of a Backpacker is still going strong, but I missed my beloved Barcelona.

I visit often and spend as much time as I can here, so I want to share all of my insider tips to help you to enjoy Barcelona as much as I do.

If you want to visit Barcelona and have an amazing time – you are in the right place!  My name is Claire Sturzaker, and I love Barcelona!  Why Visit Barcelona?  Because it’s the best city in the world!


Love Claire xx

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And you can also check out my other website This Travel Lover, which focuses on solo female sustainable travel and wellness.