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Travel Blogs from Lloret de Mar
Sitting in the TGV from Paris. We were lucky to get a good deal for our Barcelona to Girona return tickets. Too bad we missed the first leg leaving from Barcelona (see earlier post). We are going to complete the same 120kms odd in 40mins as opposed to 1 hour 45 mins. How I wish Australia had high speed ...
... br> Not the best start to the day. We got another set of tickets for €16 and headed to Girona on the 11.16am train.
Things are looking up though. Our host Sara is really nice and Girona is a pretty place. Should be a good rest of the day.
Lesson learnt - keep margin at large stations especially if you are new to ...
... to make the land into a campsite, a massive undertaking when you consider the steepness of the site. He terraced the whole slope building big stone retaining walls about 3 - 4 metres high at each level and tar sealed the access road that winds its way up to the top. Running across this road at several points, he constructed wide drainage channels to take the water away...quickly...I am sure it would be like a waterfall in heavy rain. This hill is ...
... after that of St. Peter's Basilica. Another famous church is lower down, Church of Sant Feliu, where the patron saint of Girona, Saint Narcissus, is buried.
The legend has it that in the year 1285 Girona was occupied by the French army as part of the war over the succession to the Crown of Aragon. The French soldiers marched in boldly and headed for the collegiate of Saint Felix, in which lied the uncorrupted body ...
... buildings (mostly apartments or seaside homes) on the other. We can well imagine sunbathers filling the beaches and lodgings during the high-season, but right now we are the only walkers on this lovely trail!
Back in the village, we happened upon a terrific restaurant, Can Leon, where we had a menu for €13 ea: delicious mussels ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility