One of the mediums that most inspires people to travel are movies. Movies visually transport us and put us in contact with things that perhaps we wouldnt have been able to imagine. Vicky Cristina Barcelona is one of those movies where, in spite of seeing Spain through the spectacles of Woody Allen, you can really get the gist of what the Spanish life really is.

The movie portrays all those places in Oviedo and Barcelona that locals tend to walk through in their day to day routine along with of course, those emblematic icons that attract travelers from all over the world. The local touch of the city is transmitted to the audience who automatically would love to be transported to Barcelona and enjoy the Spanish local way of life. Who wouldnt like to live a relaxed life on the coast of the Mediterranean, sipping nice cups of wine and eating nice food, enjoying the pleasant blue sunny sky or bright star nights?

Inspired by the movie, several travelers have come to Spain to try and get a taste that local experience so cherished by so many people around the world. If you havent yet watched this movie, we definitely recommend it. But why not watch it in the beautiful land of Spain on a home exchange and become a local yourself!