Explore Barcelona

Barcelona… Might as well be known as the city that never sleep (sorry NYC!). There are always innovative events going on around this bustling city. And here at the Grid BCN, we will provide you with our recommendations on what to explore, where to eat or drink, which events to attend, and some of our favorite tips and tricks about the city!

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Barcelona’s Most Exciting, Authentic and Historical Sights to See – USA Today 10 Best with Sam Mednick

By Sam Mednick

Original article at: USA Today 10 Best

There’s no lack of sights to feast your eyes upon in Barcelona. Even if you’re just strolling up Passeig de Gracia or along Las Ramblas down to Barceloneta beach, the breadth of intricate architecture, zany characters, avant-garde design and gorgeous buildings can make a five-minute walk turn into an hour journey.

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From the Capital of Canada, to the Capital of Mobile Technology

From the Capital of Canada, to the Capital of Mobile Technology. My experience at the Mobile World Congress 2016.

A year ago, an event such as the Mobile World Congress seemed to me as an unreachable event only to be touched by the elite of the technology and business world. A year ago this event was half way across the world from me. A year ago, I could only imagine what it would be like to be surrounded by the world’s most innovative and progressive minds.

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4YFN 2016 Recap – The Best And Biggest So Far

The week came and went in a second, the event we all had been looking forward to for a year, is now only a memory, and we have to start looking forward to next year.

12,000 visitors, 450 startups and tons of great keynotes, competitions, party’s and so much more!

To those of you that were not lucky enough to participate, here is a review of the three days.

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Coaching Column: Paperless But Not Powerless

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Hi Sam,

I’m embarking on my sixth year living in Barcelona and I’m still struggling with visa issues. Until now, I’ve managed to find part-time jobs teaching English, handing out flyers, doing event promotions, bar tending, waitressing (under the table)—you name it, I’ve done it.

It was fine at the beginning, but now that I want to set up a life here, I’d like a stable job with a steady income. I’ve found a way to get a visa, but it’s probably going to take another year until it’s sorted. In the meantime, I’m going a little crazy with these odd jobs and don’t want to wait a year to start making more money. I know you can’t speed up the visa process, but any thoughts as to how I can make a good living even if I’m not yet legal, would be greatly appreciated!

Illegal Alien

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10 Scientifically Proven Strategies to Help You Stay Motivated

Parmees Yazdanyar – Parmees Fit



Get & Stay Motivated

We are all aware of the negative consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle. Health risk behaviors such as smoking, inactivity, unhealthy diets, alcohol and substance use and poor stress management significantly contribute to a higher risk of morbidity, disability, reduced functioning and productivity and escalating diseases. However, many of us still engage in these unhealthy behaviors even when the possible outcomes are Continue reading “10 Scientifically Proven Strategies to Help You Stay Motivated”

Creating Connections in a Transient City

Column – By Sam Mednick



Dear Sam,

I’m finding it exceptionally hard to make and keep friends in this city. For 10 years, I’ve created strong relationships only to see people leave one by one. Now I’m missing my friends and finding it difficult to meet new ones, scared to put myself out there for fear that they’re going to leave as well. How can I create lasting connections in Barcelona?


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Effective Co-Working

Barcelona not only has lots of spirit — it is constantly renewing itself. From BizBarcelona to coworking spaces, new initiatives are always sprouting up around the city to give young (and experienced) entrepreneurs increasingly more opportunities to grow their businesses. However, as with any tool, these development opportunities must be used properly to yield positive results.

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