Pueblos de España, Mini Blogs Vol 1: Xerta, Tarragona

Having decided that city guides are not the ideal home for my adventures into smaller picturesque towns and villages of Spain, I decided to make a new place for them. Many of them will be on the list of Pueblos Más Bonitos de España, or Most beautiful villages of Spain, Xerta is not one ofContinue reading “Pueblos de España, Mini Blogs Vol 1: Xerta, Tarragona”

The Valencian coastal tour, Day 1/6 Reus- Xerta 81km

This cycling trip is one of the longest I have done to date (and when COVID-19 no longer poses too many obstacles, I will make sure to go way further), starting from Reus in the Catalan province of Tarragona and finishing in Murcia about 580km away. This plan developed upon setting up my new lifeContinue reading “The Valencian coastal tour, Day 1/6 Reus- Xerta 81km”

Tremp- Santa Maria de Engracia

Nestled in the Prepirineu of Lleida about 70km from the provincial capital is the small town of Tremp of the the Pallars Jussa comarca. Though it technically has a city status, it’s just got a population of about 5000 people and is the starting point of this hike. The small town centre is a niceContinue reading “Tremp- Santa Maria de Engracia”

Girona/ Gerona, The Smallest Catalan capital With Big History.

Girona, one of the most spectacular places that is somewhat overlooked by brits when they come to this province. Most of us are drawn somewhat to the various luxurious spots of the Costa Brava, and rarely venture inland that much. Girona’s popularity however, has been slowly changing, and not just because of Game of Thrones.Continue reading “Girona/ Gerona, The Smallest Catalan capital With Big History.”

Coca de Recapte, For Any Occasion.

You may end up wondering through a random street in any town along the Catalan speaking coast, and feel a little peckish and wonder into any bakery that may be around. The chances are that you are going to come across what looks like square pizza without the cheese, and several varieties of them inContinue reading “Coca de Recapte, For Any Occasion.”

L’Hospitalet d’infant- L’Ametlla del mar, The Hills and Coves of the Costa Daurada.

The coast of Tarragona in northeast of Spain is a very underrated part of the country. People might only know of Salou when the costa Daurada springs to mind. but hop several clicks in either direction, and you’ll find a different scene altogether. You don’t see as many tourists, and head west from Salou, thereContinue reading “L’Hospitalet d’infant- L’Ametlla del mar, The Hills and Coves of the Costa Daurada.”

Beret- Montgarri, a True Alpine Experience

Spain and snow, may seem like an odd combination, especially when there are plenty of areas that have almost never seen the white stuff. But go to the right places, and you’ll see it on a regular basis for at least half the year. The ski resort of Baqueira- Beret is one such place, andContinue reading “Beret- Montgarri, a True Alpine Experience”

The Culture and Complexity of Catalan

When people think Catalan, they immediately think about the independence movement, and the red and yellow striped flag with the star. But the culture and language is completely overlooked, and to some extent, Catalonia does have a feeling of a separate country. It’s language is widely used across the region for the most part, andContinue reading “The Culture and Complexity of Catalan”

Hiking Trips: Riudecanyes- Castell d’Escornabou

Hiking for me, at one point, became an almost weekly activity during my time in Catalonia, and it all started with me joining a gym in Reus. It was January 2015 when I decided to join a new gym and regain some of my fitness I had lost (cycling isn’t enough). Following a recommendation fromContinue reading “Hiking Trips: Riudecanyes- Castell d’Escornabou”