Maraton

Cl. Joanot Martorell Esq. C/ Murillo 1, Salou, Costa Dorada, Catalonia, 43840, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salou

A drive in Catalunya

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... and doing a bit of half-hearted bird-watching although there didn't seem to be much about and then it was back to Valls which was much quieter than it had been a day earlier. We had a good dinner at the Konig II bar not far from the CJXV local and then went for a couple of beers in Bar Bruch where the barman was kind enough to show us a photo from the previous day's exploits in the local newspaper, in which you could clearly see the back of my head.

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KM 0 of Castellers

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... intent - in other words the colla is commited to building the castell that they have announced - so there is now no turning back. The rhythms help the climbers to get their timing right and the changes to the tune signals progress to the people in the pinya who typically cannot see what's going on. The crescendo lets them know when the enxaneta has "made the little wing" which means that the descent and the take down of the structure will begin.

It is therefore important ...

Reus castells and Valls diables

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... safe for decent people again.

By this time we had met up with most of the Brits again and although it was late, plenty of us were hungry so we went to a recommended kebab place and sat out in the mild evening air enjoying our meals and telling tall tales. Brad's story of his misunderstanding of the meaning of the word "Arriba" on a previous visit to Spain had us in stitches and if you ever meet him you should ask him to tell it.

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Aragon and an Assaig

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... we started off. I think we need better info, though. We were close to the Salinas and it is possible that at this time of year they are dry, but we didn't really see much water and not that many birds either.

Overall birds were harder to find than they had been in spring and early summer, especially the smaller ones and yet again we failed to find any Calandra Larks. We did better with raptors though adding buzzards, two harrier species a ...

Dinner in Tarragona

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... have been closed for good. Fortunately we had a plan B and a few moments later we were seated up against the Roman walls that make up part of Pulvinar and browsing the menu.

I think everybody enjoyed the food. Jav had a beef carpaccio starter which he let me try. I'd never had it before but was quite impressed. Ash who is in his early 20s had a prodigious appetite and finished off any left-overs. Cuss was picking up Brad from the Camp ...

Location

This hotel, located on Cl. Joanot Martorell Esq. C/ Murillo 1, Salou, is near PortAventura Theme Park, House of Illusion, Paseo Maritimo, and Avenida Jaume I.
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