We live close to Barcelona but Vilanova is laid-back and not very trendy. This we usually appreciate since it makes everyday life easier. Today, my wife and I had dressed up just slightly for our oldest son’s Christmas play. I am confident that strangers who noticed us on our way there, took us for visitors to the town, although we spoke with low voices.
On our way back we brought our son with us and then it is difficult not to reveal our foreign background. We only speak Swedish in the family and our oldest boy can be loud when he is in that mood. However, this time we felt totally integrated and I am confident that nobody who saw us doubted about where we live. Very few tourists bring their child dressed up as a cocker spaniel.