I am Meritxell Garcia, known as @tourismwithme in twitter. I am 25 years old and I am glad to be the 91rst curator at @catalanvoices. I am a tourism-hospitality professional working as a team lead in a company related with hospitality but I also run a travel blog tourismwithme.com where I explain my adventures across the globe and show how to go local in Barcelona and Catalonia.
I was born in Barcelona and lived most of my life here in Catalonia. I studied hospitality and I took advantage of my profession to work in different places: I lived during 4 months in Tours in France when I was 19 years old, it was my first experience abroad and I learnt a lot, among others things French, and I was able to speak fluently at that time.
Before finishing university, I was selected for a Hilton program and I went to live for a year in London, UK. A great experience abroad that allowed me to improve my English and get used to other country everyday life.
I came back to Barcelona four years ago and I love the city, there is no such a place like home, I missed it so much. In tourismwithme.com I share my passion for Catalonia and Barcelona showing how to find this special places in the city: restaurants, tours, activities, shopping etc…All local tips that you want to here when visiting another country.
I love travelling and I started to be a natural referrer for my friends, and this is one I decided to start with my own blog. My passion is to travel, I love to discover new cultures and countries, as I explained before I love Catalonia and Barcelona but you can also see in my blog some of my adventures in Brazil, Thailand, Europe etc…always with this local touch I like so much, to feel a city in the right way it is important to observe what locals do.
I hope I can show you this week my special Barcelona and how I live it!