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Physiotherapy practical training in Barcelona

Author Archives: Otteliina Viinikainen

Back home

It’s good to be back home! The exchange was a great experience but home is always home. And christmas is coming so I like to be with my family again. The snow storm on Tuesday was crazy and it was a little weather shock first. I have not experienced any other cultural shock or anything. […]

Time flies

Hola! My last week is getting it’s end very soon. I’m looking forward to go home even I have had great time in Barcelona! It was quite hard to be abroad on Finland’s 100th independence day and that was the day when I missed my home the most. Luckily I spend the evening with my […]

Local culture and how it suits me

Hola! Now I’ll write about local culture and how it suits me. I use term local culture because I don’t like to use Spanish or Catalan culture now in this political situation. So I call it local culture. Before I came to Barcelona, I had some understanding about local culture. But of course I have […]

Cultural collision

I have been in Barcelona one month now. I have noticed some cultural differences between Spanish / Catalans and Finnish, and I think all who have visited here have noticed some of these things too. First of all, local people are really helpful and community is really big thing here. People gather together on day […]

The beginning of living in Barcelona

Hola! Now I have been three weeks in Barcelona and I have started to integrated to local living. In these first weeks my neighborhood and Barcelona generally have gotten familiar, I have learnt the public transport system well and I have learnt some Spanish and Catalan. I live in L’Eixample area with a local lady […]

Barcelona, I am coming

This is really post-posted blog because I have been in Barcelona already little bit more than one week. The reason I didn’t write earlier was that I was too busy with another practical training and my thesis in Finland. But here I’m now, writing this post for all of you who would like to go […]