Hotel Carpe Diem

Calle Montblanc 16, Miami Platja, Costa Dorada, Catalonia, 43892, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Miami Platja

A drive in Catalunya

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

30

... the town centre and didn’t find much and eventually ended up on the main road. We tried one place that looked promising on the same side of the road as the town walls but we were chased out rather brusquely by a waiter who informed us that they were fully booked, which begged the question why where they displaying a menu del dia sign. Crossing the road and continuing in the direction of Valls for a little while we came across Casal Montblanqui, ...

KM 0 of Castellers

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

3
93

... pair of those were more of a creamy colour.

With that, I was ready to make my first real appearance as a casteller so we walked back to the colla saying good morning to the many castellers from both teams who were about in town and visiting the Fira Castells.

It's probably worth mentioning at this point that there is a rivalry between the two big casteller groups in Valls. Valls is where it all began. Kilometre Zero of the world of castellers.

The ...

Reus castells and Valls diables

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

238

... finale a person representing St. Michael descended from the roof of the town hall on a zip wire, wielding a flaming sword as suspended strings of fireworks dripped flame from the heavens, making straight for the cowering group of demons congregating near the rear of the square. St Michael was actually on stilts and after successfully touching down he rounded up the demonic crew and sent them scurrying into the town hall, making the streets ...

Aragon and an Assaig

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

35

... and coffees were as good as we remembered.

We picked up a few birds on the drive up including both Black and Red Kites, White Storks and Griffon Vultures. On our last visit we'd though about trying to explore the area around the Salinas south of the motorway but had run out of time although we had noted a high concentration of birds of prey in the area just north of the motorway as we were speeding (literally - I got a ticket) home, so this ...

Dinner in Tarragona

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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It's about an hour before we set off for East Midlands airport but even that will be a bit early. My car's parked on a zone that becomes "No Parking" at 10 a.m.

If all goes according to plan we'll pick up a rental car at Reus airport in the early evening, make the short drive to Tarragona and meet some friends for dinner. We think the restaurant they've suggested is Pulvinar, probably our favourite in the city although the food is ...

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