As a base, I can't think of a better place to live than Barcelona. Of course Spanish people are lazier than the most other you meet in your life, and of course the social structure is less organized than in Sweden or any other modern, civilized society, but that doesn't make me love this country less in the total. The first fact, that Barcelona is close by almost any other interesting big city in Europe and by that easy to leave for a weekend or two when you feel the need of, is priceless.
What else? The wonderful Mediterranean climate, the sea, the closeness to all of the Mediterranean islands by boat, hundreds of beaches just around the corner, the beautiful nature, the colorful and mixed culture, the brilliant possibility to mix your life between high life and the bohemian in the most natural way, the beautiful architecture with great history, the inspiring blend of people, the perfect collection of Internationally renowned restaurants and the fact that there are always new, wonderful things and places to discover - makes Barcelona a perfect place to live.
In fact, this is the place where I feel more free, fulfilled and inspired than anywhere else I've been before. If you haven't visited yet, I urge you to try it at least once. You wont be disappointed, instead you'll find out that this city can be heavily addictive.
Feel free to ask me here at anytime or email me if you ever have any questions about Barcelona, and I'll be happy to give some advice for all of you who want to enjoy this city in the best way. Or check out The Barcelona Guide for all of my personal favorites.
I'll see you here this summer! xx
(Ni svenska läsare är alltid välkomna att kontakta mig på svenska, of course!)