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Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Calella July 15th 2014

I had been to Catalunya a few times before, staying with my girlfriend at the time in Barcelona but I didn’t really appreciate that it was more than just a province of Spain. Having spent more time living and working there my opinion has changed somewhat and I now think Catalunyans are fully justified in wanting independence. It has its own language, flag, the standard of living was considerably higher than the majority of Spain and more than anything there seems to be a big call for it from the people. I lived in Calella de Palafrugell, a beautiful little beach town on the Costa Brava, from where I was based to look after 5 different walking and cycling holidays for Headwater. It was the same job I did last summer in France, basically moving ... read more
Arriving in Catalunya
Arriving in Catalunya
Our Apartment

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Calella July 15th 2011

Heathrow was better to be leaving than arriving. We picked up some duty free grog – Klaire had been converted to Pimms while in London, and I was running low on Havana Club. The flight was one of the shortest we'd had, then we landed in Barcelona. We had to wait a couple of hours for the next group of older travellers. My parents had their turn at travelling with us, now it was time for Klaire's to have a go. The airport was interesting as these sort of hub airports often are. People from all over the place were moving around, many many different languages being spoken. I was glad that I could still understand Spanish after a 3 week hiatus, although the accent was a bit strange. We also watched with disappointment as groups ... read more
Apartment in Callela
First Spanish dinner
Hey! Eyes front

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Calella November 1st 2008

Europe » Spain » Catalonia » Calella July 13th 2008

Our Holiday to The Costa Brava in July 2008 - Calella de la costa We stayed at the 4* H-Top Amaika hotel which has the Titanic theme throughout the hotel.... read more
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4* H-Top Amaika Hotel
Hotel Reception

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