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We finished our weekend in Tarragona with spending the Sunday on the beach. Playa Llarga is a good choice. It has a long sand beach that also invites for a nice walk along the water. If you are willing to walk for even 30 minutes you can also reach a small natural bay where we went last year already. However, this day we were lazy and just enjoyed the short distance from the parking lot Read More
 Categories : Beach, Catalonia, Drinks, Eating, Restaurant, sabbatical, Tarragona Posted by Christian Heide  , ,  No Comments
On Saturday we went to visit to the lovely town of Altafulla. Very quiet and very picturesque. It has a well preserved old quarter crowned by the Castle of Altafulla. Another medieval castle is situated on a small promontory overlooking the sea and an old fishing quarter dating back to the 18th century by the beach. We strolled through the town… …and found our new home 🙂 Unfortunately not for sale 🙂 The afternoon we Read More
 Categories : Beach, Catalonia, sabbatical, Tarragona Posted by Christian Heide    No Comments
During our weekend in the Tarragona region we could stay at the lovely summer house of our friends´ family some driving minutes away from the beach – an oasis of tranquility with a wonderful garden. Tarragona city was only a 15 minutes drive away. The city has been founded before the 5th century BC and became capital of the Roman province that comprised nearly all of the area of modern Spain. It is full of Read More
 Categories : Beach, Catalonia, nature, sabbatical, Tarragona Posted by Christian Heide  No Comments
Catalonia as a wine region is especially famous for its Cava. In Germany Freixenet has become one of the most famous foreign brands for this sparkling wine. Other well known wineries are CodornĂ­u or Torres. Our Catalan friend Bernat actually recommended us a different winery and brought us there: Adernats – Vinicola de Nulles. In the early 20th century – after that the phylloxera plague had devastated many grapevines – the wine making families of Read More
 Categories : Catalonia, Drinks, Restaurant, sabbatical, Wine Posted by Christian Heide  , ,  No Comments
While Michael and I will be leaving tonight to Amsterdam and afterwards for a visit of our parents in Germany, a show down is expected to take place tonight here in Barcelona. The Catalan government has announced to declare its independence tonight at 18.00 CET based on the will of the Catalan people who have voted in the referendum of October 1st. The Spanish government certainly has not done a good job in the past Read More
 Categories : Barcelona, sabbatical, Spanish Posted by Christian Heide  ,  No Comments
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