Hotel Gold River

Avenida Alcalde Pere Molas s/n, Salou, Costa Dorada, Catalonia, 43840, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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A drive in Catalunya

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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The small town of Montblanc is just up the road from Valls. We'd popped in for a late lunch one afternoon earlier in the year for little more than an hour and had been quite impressed, so with a free day we decided to go and have a closer look. We parked in the same car park that we’d used before, in the shade of a section of the city walls and the walked down to the edge of the old town to where an elderly bridge crosses the river and then from there into ...

KM 0 of Castellers

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... behind them for the first Colla Joves tower. I remembered from Sant Joan that Placa del Blat had been busy but today was much busier - indeed it was difficult for anyone but castellers, who have special dispensation to get through the crowd quickly when necessary, to move around.

There's an etiquette to watching castells and if you're a visitor it's worth knowing about. For many attendees castells days are a social event with a chance to meet up with friends and family, ...

Reus castells and Valls diables

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... We stayed with them until the end where we joined quite a big crowd in Placa del Blat, grateful for the chance to get a drink after all the smoke and explosions.

As we might have expected, the spectacular stuff was saved until the end. El Bou de Valls was really impressive, dancing around the square with a huge rack of fireworks on his back which went off in sequence, creating huge amounts of light, smoke and noise. For ...

Aragon and an Assaig

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... in Herefordshire and gaining international recognition as a fine example of the vodka distillers art and a bottle of Chilton's Damson Gin that we had tried at the Shrewsbury food festival. We're not great fans of gin but the gin tonic is the drink of choice for many castellers and is generally popular in Catalunya so a Shropshire-produced gin seemed a good idea. I think they liked them. We managed a few nightcaps before the long and uphill walk back to the hotel.
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Dinner in Tarragona

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... than Catalan, but we'll see.

[some time later - I've been busy]

Upon arrival at Reus airport we went to pick up our rental car from Goldcar. I much prefer the full/full fuel option rather than the increasingly prevalent full/empty because the amount added for the fuel is usually well over (about 1/3) the market price and it is almost impossible to return a rental car on empty. Who wants to take the chance of running out 5 kms ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Avenida Alcalde Pere Molas s/n, Salou, is near PortAventura Theme Park, House of Illusion, Paseo Maritimo, and Avenida Jaume I.
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