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Halloween in Spain On the 1st of November Spain celebrates Todos los Santos. In the past All Saints Day was also celebrated in England too. This festival coincided with the Celtic festival of the dead (Samhain) and was a notable

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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

Tarragona + Tortosa Trip 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

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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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