Tag Archives: Spain

Spain – it’s all about a wedding

We spent five weeks in Spain, arriving in Barcelona in mid-August. Of course the most important event was Hayden & Andrea’s wedding in Granada. They had met whilst studying at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and developed a beautiful relationship … Continue reading

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The Last Supper

We cooked our last meal in our little apartment in Badalona. We bought salmon from our favourite local fish shop and tried to say good bye.  We finished the rice, the olive oil from Granada, the vinegar, cracked black pepper … Continue reading

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Spain for Every Body

Spain, especially Catalunya, cares for every one of its nationals. They especially care for their disabled people. Every underground station has a lift. Every “Servicios” toilet facility has at least one cubicle suitable for the disabled. And then there is … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Train from Blanes

In our last days in Barcelona Bruce & I have made a wish list of things to do and see.  Yesterday it was Bruce’s choice and we visited MNAC (National Museum of Catalonian Art) and saw some amazing 11th and … Continue reading

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la Cavalcada de Reis Mags d’Orient (Three Kings)

The Three Kings (Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar in Catalan) visit children in Spain on the twelfth night of Christmas like Santa visits us on Christmas Eve. We joined the parade in Barcelona that welcomes the Kings on the eve of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Bruce & Thea

Our Christmas greetings come to you this year from Barcelona, where we have rented an apartment for a few months, as a base for our travelling. After an exciting year on the road we are finishing it with a trip … Continue reading

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Not a Golden Silence

My silence is inflicted and I am not a happy traveller. My cute little ASUS has broken down again and has been at the ASUS doctor in Portugal for three weeks and I haven’t heard boo from them. And to … Continue reading

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Good bye to the Renault

We handed the Renault back to  Renault Eurodrive this week.  Here are some statistics on the cost for your perusal… 23862 km in 163 days (5 weeks 10 days), average 146.4km/day 1662 litres of fuel, average 10.2 litres/day Fuel consumption 14.36km/litre … Continue reading

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A Funny Sort Of Day

The first sign that yesterday (14 November) was “funny” was when our neighbours hit the snooze button 4 times on their alarm from 6am. We normally hear them clunking around in the morning. Then the post office was closed. No … Continue reading

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Three Mates

It has been delightful to sit in the background and watch three school friends catch up. Yes, we are a long way from home, but Denis lives in Switzerland and Rob is touring Spain – so for a special few … Continue reading

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