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Catalonia’s Messiest Culinary Tradition : Calçotada

Posted on 12. Mar, 2012 by .

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All I knew about Calçotada is that it was a Catalan tradition, and that it was messy. Very messy. And indeed, it was! But that’s the whole fun of it – if you don’t want to get your hands and face dirty, there’s no point in doing it. You have to let your inhibitions go [...]

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M’encanta Catalunya, a Photo Essay

Posted on 10. Mar, 2012 by .

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To wrap up this series of posts on my trip to Catalonia, I decided to stop talking and let the pictures do their work. No words could possibly describe the state of bliss I was in at the time, and the wonderful souvenirs I will forever cherish. Without further ado, here are is a few [...]

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Exploring the Medieval Village of Besalu

Posted on 07. Mar, 2012 by .

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After staying overnight in Cadaques, I was pretty sure this Catalonia trip could not get any better. I mean, luxury villas, Mediterranean Sea and Dali? But that was before we were taken to Besalu, a small village located further inland. I hadn’t read much about it before and therefore had no expectations, but to say [...]

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Monday’s Postcard: Banyoles, Spain

Posted on 05. Mar, 2012 by .

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On the first day of my press trip in Catalonia, we immediately checked in the villa we would stay in for the night - which was amazing! A 18th century rustic house in the middle of a small forest right outside of Girona. It’s one of the biggest house I’ve ever visited. But after visiting [...]

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Cadaqués : Views, Villas and Vines

Posted on 02. Mar, 2012 by .

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During my trip to Catalonia, I have had the chance to visit several lovely places, from bigger cities like Girona to traditional fisherman villages, like Cadaqués. I was absolutely blown away by this absolutely adorable place – let me show you why. The villa As part of my press trip with Charming Villas Catalonia, I [...]

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Wine Tasting in the Pyrenees

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of my favorite activities when traveling, like most travelers, is tasting the local foods and drinks. Having already been treated to a fabulous 10 course fancy dinner, I was really excited to have a traditional, family lunch and wine tasting at one of Cadaques winery, the Mas Perafita vineyard, in the beautiful setting of Cap [...]

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Dali’s Beautiful Strange Mind

Posted on 27. Feb, 2012 by .

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When you enter someone’s home and the first thing you see is a stuffed white bear wearing necklaces, you know it’s a strange place. That was indeed my first thought when I entered Salvador Dali house museum in Cadaqués. Taxidermy is a very important concept in Dali’s idea of home decor. There are several stuffed birds [...]

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That Time I Had a 10 Course Dinner

Posted on 24. Feb, 2012 by .

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One of the many reasons to visit Spain, outside the dramatic scenery and friendly locals, is the concept of tapas. Tapas are all about sharing - plates of finger-food are usually served in the middle of the table, and enjoyed with drinks and friends. The concept has spread all around Spain and beyond, but every [...]

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Beautiful, Colorful, Romantic Girona

Posted on 22. Feb, 2012 by .

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Very little people actually know much about Catalonia, except for Barcelona. Independence? Costa Brava? Wineries? What? I was one of these people. And after spending 5 days in the region, I am somewhat ashamed of the very little knowledge I had before, and kind of sad that I didn’t visit before… because in case you didn’t [...]

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