Adventures, Stories

Celebrating the Feast of Saint John’s Eve in Catalonia

Fire runs, fireworks, beach parties and outdoor concerts, the Catalans know how to celebrate Saint John’s Eve. I must have drifted off to sleep at some point as when I awoke it was peaceful again, after creating memories of the fiestas of Sant Joan that will stay with me for a lifetime. Driving around the… Continue reading Celebrating the Feast of Saint John’s Eve in Catalonia

the hills of mont roig in catalonia
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Into the Hills of Mont-Roig

A short rocky hillside hike with caves and the devil’s stairs saw me returning to the car by torch light. With the newer regulations allowing for more freedom of movement it wasn’t long before I found myself driving across to those mountains that I’m so used to being in. As time restrictions still apply and… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Into the Hills of Mont-Roig

boats at the port of cambrils on the costa dorada
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: The Port of Cambrils

Evening colours filling the sky, a full moon shining brightly and a bike ride around the fishing port of Cambrils. Setting off from home it was a glorious evening. There seemed barely a cloud in the sky and people had begun to emerge for their evening walks and activities. My heading was to be the… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: The Port of Cambrils

cove of catalonia at dusk
Adventures, Stories

Dusk and Dawn: Adventure 1 – The Rocky Path

As lockdown restrictions are slowly relaxed, we in Spain can once again enjoy some close to home walking and biking adventures. Living with the mountains in view of my home, they seem so far away during the days of the Covid-19 confinement. The sea, at the end of my street that I’d so often taken… Continue reading Dusk and Dawn: Adventure 1 – The Rocky Path

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News

Join in World Food Travel Day from Home

The World Food Travel Association creates a way for everyone to enjoy World Food Travel day from home. As a reason to create and enjoy global local cuisines, World Food Travel Day is celebrated on 18th April. Starting in 2019, this year will see the second event celebrated differently to the first as people across… Continue reading Join in World Food Travel Day from Home

press and tractor outside the parc tematic de l'oli of les garrigues
Destinations, Reviews

Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

The sun shining in a clear blue sky above the blooming blossom is one reason to explore Lleida in March. Heading south from the Spanish the city of Lleida in the direction of les Borges Blanques, there is the Parc Temátic de l’Oli waiting to be discovered. Just off the main N-240 road with a… Continue reading Discover the History of Olive Oil in Les Garrigues

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Destinations

Farena: Catalunya, Spain

Situated within the Mountains of Prades, close to the Brugent River, it sits at 610m above sea level. Farena is a small medieval mountain village in the province of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. The village is easily accessible by car and as there are parking facilities is the ideal starting point for the surrounding bike and… Continue reading Farena: Catalunya, Spain

vicens traditional chocolatiers agramunt lleida catalunya spain
Destinations, Equipment, Reviews

Vicens Museum: Chocolate and Nougat Making in Agramunt

In Spain’s Catalan province of Lleida, to the east of the city itself is the town of Agramunt. There lies the home of the Vicens family turrón (nougat) and chocolate. First records of the ‘Torró d´Agramunt’ date back to 1741, but the factory is now a little more modern than in those early days. Though… Continue reading Vicens Museum: Chocolate and Nougat Making in Agramunt