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Part of the IES program is a school trip to Tarragona. A region just south of Barcelona in Catalunya. It is famous for its amazing beaches and beautiful Roman ruins. On the first day of the trip we arrived in Tarragona around 10 am. The first thing we did was explore the ancient roman city which still serves as the city center in the town. I cannot even imagine looking out my window in the morning and seeing both an ancient roman temple and a beautiful gothic cathedral, but this is how ...
... from nowhere, nestles against or literally in the hills.
We drive through the small town of San Esteban De Gormaz, approaching it over a gorgeous narrow stone bridge with a hill behind it. We park and walk on the bridge as we can see that homes are built into the hill. It was amazing. How old they must be?
There was also what looks to be a giant "ant hill" but it also looks lived in too.
Back in the car and passing by Frago, Soses ...
... luggage, and got the train to Prestwick airport. Straight over the bridge, checked in and bike box dispatched within 6 minutes and then in for a cheeky pint before going through security. Flight on time, 2 1/2 hours later in Reus, bike built in 15 mins and then the 3 mile spin into town from the airport! Checked in, paid, and then down to the bottom ...
in Tarragona is market day! “Tom” directed us to “a car park
in the city centre” and, yes you guessed, it was the one under the
big, big market on “Las Ramblas”. We got past it though and
Tarragona really does have it all. Las Ramblas is a lovely avenue.
There's a Roman amphitheatre on the sea front, there's a lovely
(Roman and onwards) old town, a nice sandy beach. Oh, and ...
popped in to Cambrils for our overnight stop as a means of “doing”
Tarragona, a little way North. We weren't here very long but it was
nice enough. The boss of our campsite took pity on me and let me use
his car wash to get 4000 kilometres of dirt off my motor for no
charge and we had a walk into town ...