Cal Joanet Tiurana
Travel Blogs from Lleida
174. Go to the mall of America
175. Drive or ride on a Harley
176. Go Zorbing
177. Flip a home and sell for a profit
178. Machu Picchu - Peru
179. Diving in the Galapagos Islands- 600 west of Ecuador
180. See the volcanos in Kona, Hawaii
189. Go to Costa Rica
190. Zipline, hot springs, water holes in Costa Rica
191. Take a trip around the world
193. Sri ...
... coal mining families in our East Coast also lived. The workers here paid for the housing and their food etc through the community stores so all the money paid to them in wages eventually came back to the family. Same old story.
Next we drove north to Montserrat ('serrated mountain"), a very prominent landmark in Catalunya. You can drive up the mountain or take the rack railway up to the 11th Century ...
... March of last year. At the top of Sant Jeroni peak, 1236 metres above sea level, you could see captivating views of Catalunya all around. To say that it was breathtaking is literally accurate, since I was struggling to catch my breath after reaching the summit...
... around the monastery for a bit and saw the Gothic Cloisters and then the church. It was all very different up here. The main cloister area was very well appointed and bright rather than a bit dreary and gray (though still extremely beautiful) like the cathedrals and abbeys we have been to before. There were paintings and tiles and gold throughout the walkways. We were struck by a very long line leading through one side of the cloisters and beyond. We didn't know what they were ...
... did walk around the entire park - built on a hillside there is quite a nice hike involved. The main area which happens to be mostly finished houses the Hall of 100 Columns with nice mosaic ceiling medallions and the famous dragon/lizard fountain. We made our way to the benches above the 100 Columns - but there were soooo many people we really couldn't enjoy it too much. We headed back to our flat and took our ...