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Catalan Cuisine Experience Barcelona

Can you name a typical Catalan dish? Perhaps not. Next time you head to Barcelona or the Costa Brava, make sure try one. Typical Catalan Food Typical Catalan food covers a wide range of dishes like Calçots (Scallions) Romanesco sauce or

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If you have ever been on a Spanish holiday you may have noticed the way the locals set themselves up for a day at the beach. If you want to enjoy it like a local you are going to need

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Earlier this year you may have already seen my notes on planning a Spring Break in Barcelona City. Since then I re visited Barcelona city. At the end of May 2016. There were quite a few activities which I thought may

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Girona Castellers

Last Autumn I visited Girona, an historic town, North of Barcelona. Although I´d actually been there before on a short visit, I hadn´t seen much of the place.This time I would be staying for a weekend and hope to discover

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Something which I have always wanted to do but haven´t got around to it is booking a cruise around the Mediterranean. The sheer beauty of this part of the world is a joy in itself, but to experience it from

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Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona in Spring

Barcelona was my home from 1998 until 2006. Even all these years on the city feels like home to me. Over Christmas I was in Barcelona for only a few days and I already want to go back. I left

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Tarragona

If you have already read my post about Tarragona 23 years on you´ll know that last weekend I spent 3 days in Tarragona. This charming city is South from Barcelona. I stayed in the city itself and also visited the

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It´s been a while since I’ve been on a blog trip. The last one was also in Catalonia. TBEX Girona in Sept 2012. This next one coming up is in Tarragona & Costa Daurada. TBMCatSur I´m very excited about this trip.

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You may have already heard of The Next Big thing. Here´s my contribution to this huge online project. Caroline Angus Baker, the lovely author of ‘Blood in the Valencian Soil’ asked me to take part in this project. It consists in writers

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Girona Castellers

Human Towers or Castellers are a deep-rooted Catalan tradition. You can see them in festivals and celebrations throughout Catalonia. I recently saw the Marrecs de Salt perform 3 different tower formations in Girona. It brought back memories of all the previous times

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