Garrotxa 5

For the last day of our tour in Garrotxa we have left the route from Olot to Besalú. But, I forgot, we still have the visit at Montsacopa, the volcano… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Garrotxa 5

Barcelona diaries 5 – back to school

by Oliver Benet Despite going from cooking for 60 people at the restaurant where I worked, to a staggering 600 meals at the school, I wasn’t scared at all with… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Barcelona diaries 5 – back to school

Garrotxa 4

– Have you ever eaten a bruschetta? Did you like it? I imagine that yes. I have a totally different opinion. I consider bruschetta one of the worst moments in… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Garrotxa 4

Barcelona diaries 4 – back to school

by Oliver Benet That Friday, March 13th 2020, was when my alarm went off. I could sense a strange feeling in the air as if something big was about to… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Barcelona diaries 4 – back to school

Barcelona diaries 3 – the calçots

photo snapped by Laia Solanellas

by Oliver Benet In the south of Catalonia, near the historic city of Tarragona, we find the small city of Valls, a city that when you hear its name, at… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Barcelona diaries 3 – the calçots

Garrotxa 3

Did you like the Via Verda? What? You feel too tired? OK, today we will stay in town. No bikes, no long walks. Some may think that I may advertise… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Garrotxa 3

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

Castellers of Esplugues, photo by Lluís Tarrés

So what exactly are the castells and the castellers? Well, the “castells” are human towers that members of various teams (so called colles castelleres) form, during Catalan festivals. The colles… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 2

Garrotxa 2

We leave Sant Privat d´en Bas, returning to Mallol. There, we turn left towards la Pinya, a very small village from where we can buy excellent local cold cuts by… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Garrotxa 2

Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 1

Photo by turismevilafranca.com

I will never in my life forget the first time I saw the Castellers. It was in Girona and it happened at a time when we knew absolutely nothing about… Συνεχίστε να διαβάζετε το Castellers: Touching the sky with the hand 1