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Tag: Costa Brava

Journey to the End of the World, Cap de Creus, Spain

Jagged chunks of crumbling slate threatened to turn my ankles as I made my way to a pillar marking the easternmost tip of Spain. Just a few miles away lay the artsy village of Cadaqués, but the vista that spread before me felt like the end of the world. Rocky fingers of land…

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Niu de Sol Hotel Rural, an Oasis of Serenity in Palau-Saverdera, Spain

Mercè Barceló never expected to own a hotel. At university she studied philology, which qualified her to teach English and German. For years she tutored private language students until, in 2006, her world changed forever. “My big changes came when I decided to divorce,” she explained. “I have a very open personality, as…

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Adventures with a GPS in Costa Brava, Spain

Everyone told me I wouldn’t need a map. Rental cars these days, they insisted, are equipped with GPS systems that would carry me right to the doorstep of my destination; I just needed to request a car with English language GPS. Argus Rental Car was more than happy to oblige. On the appointed…

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Girona, Spain – A Little Something for Everyone

Some cities beckon sports lovers, others are the darlings of festival lovers. Some delight the palate while others offer up a smorgasbord rich in history, art and architecture. Girona, Spain is all of the above. I first arrived in this Catalonian capital back in September to attend the Travel Blog Exchange Conference, sponsored…

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Breakfast at a 700 Year-Old Catalonian Farm

I could see the question on the faces of the owners of Agroturisme Sant Dionis, a 700-year old farm that has been converted into a homestay in Catalonia, Spain as we sat down around a long table set up in their inner courtyard. How do you get a group of travel writers to…

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The Secret to Catalonia’s Delicious Organic Yogurt? Happy Cows!

Ana Serra never thought she would end up being a dairy farmer. Like many kids who grow up in the country, after finishing her education she left her family’s farm in rural Catalonia, Spain for a career in the city. In 1987, stressed out by the demands of business, she and her husband,…

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