Category Archives: day trips

2007 in pictures…

It was fun doing this last year, so I thought I’d continue… January We watched the arrival of the Three Kings in Barcelona, walked along the beach in Barcelona, went to the calçots festival in Valls and happened upon the … Continue reading

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The birth of a research assistant

I had been planning to go to Girona to collect some documentation for a long time now but couldn’t figure out the best time to go. As usual, the decision was made for me when I found out that a … Continue reading

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Amazing food in Girona

Of course, after all that researching we needed to eat! I was determined to have a good eating experience and after a bit of research, I decided to have lunch at Mimolet, a new restaurant about a block away from … Continue reading

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Lunch on top of a mountain

As some of you know from Alan’s blog, last Sunday Sebastian, Alan and I took the train up to Vic for a bit of hiking. What a day! We left Barcelona on the 9:22 train to Vic and our friends … Continue reading

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Pictures from Arenys de Mar

The problem with having a film camera is that I’m always behind when it comes to posting pictures on this blog… Anyways, the pictures from our trip to Arenys de Mar are in! Click on the image below to watch … Continue reading

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Monks, kings, markets & calçots

Yesterday was amazing! We drove through wine country, discovered a gorgeous thirteenth-century monastery, wandered through the market at Valls, and drove through half the region searching for calçots. I can´t wait to tell you all about it but since I´m … Continue reading

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Pobles de Catalunya: Arenys de Mar

As described below, Alan and I went to Arenys de Mar on sunday with out friends Matt & Elena. Known in the Middle Ages as Santa Maria d’Arenys, this town of about 9,000 inhabitants had a very important port from … Continue reading

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Pre-trip: Arenys de Mar

Since we only have a few more months left before we go back to Canada, I decided it’s about time we explore a bit more of Catalunya. The plan is to mix the occasional weekend trip with a day trip … Continue reading

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