Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

Discovering the Quieter Side of Costa Brava

Costa Brava is part of Catalonia and stretches from the French border down to Blanes, its most southern resort where the Costa Brava becomes part of the sprawl of the Barcelones comarca. If you think of the Costa Brava the first thing  that usually springs to mind is the popular package tour  resorts of Lloret […]

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An Unexpected Journey to Trilla
By November 14, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

An Unexpected Journey to Trilla

The good news is this post will not be as long as the Tolkien novel, but is sprinkled with a little mysticism and an unexpected treat. One of the great things about travelling long term is that when strange opportunities arise you are almost always in a position to say yes.   This happened to us […]

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France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath
By October 1, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

France, a Long Drive to Take a Bath

We are lucky to have friends who live in the Languedoc and they were kind enough to look after us for a while at the end of June.   We know the area well as we owned our own villa in the region for many years before we set off travelling long term.   While here we […]

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My Travel CV – La Carmina
By September 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

My Travel CV – La Carmina

I’m La Carmina, and my world revolves around travel and subcultures. You might have seen me as a guest host on Bizarre Foods (Travel Channel), World’s Weirdest Restaurants (Food Network) and other TV programs, including The Doctors and The Today Show. I’m the author of 3 books on Japanese pop culture and food – for […]

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Guide to Ceret Feria: Part Two
By September 10, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Guide to Ceret Feria: Part Two

We covered the basics of the Ceret Feria in our first post,  in this one we move to the adult entertainment, looking at what’s on offer to get you tipsy and some fashion advice for dressing to impress at this Catalonian festival. The Feria for Adults There were sixteen bands listed in the official programme this […]

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