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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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I pulled on thick protective trousers, zipped up the back, my hot black anorak, the straps and thick chainsawing gloves...brush cutting here we come. I love the repetitive swing of the machine, it's high pitched whine and the satisfaction of felling triffids! Aubons (porrasa) are about 4' high. A strong fleshy stalks sprout from long green leaves and explode with white flowers. The dried stems can be used to create ...
... after that comes a second course of pastries. Either empanadas packed with meat and peas or sweet pasty shaped robiols with pumpkin marmalade or cream filling. If you've not already glued your mouth shut with all that pastry you can then tuck into dry pastry biscuits cut into hearts or stars, about half an inch thick! These are thankfully all sloshed down with champagne, which loosens pastry from back teeth quite successfully! Seb and I were in for ...
We had time to drive up to the Finca on Puig de S'Alcadena. Sitting in nearly 200 hectares the beautiful sandy stone building sits romantically above Alaro valley. The balcony would be perfect for a Romeo Juliet encounter, the interiors a museum piece, dusty and unchanged. Huge wooden doors opened to reveal the wooden screw drive and great ...
... melting pot, traditional local pride holding its own against the foreign wealth that purchases the grand country fincas for many millions of euros. The Son Palau cave is a domed void. A small circle pieces the skin to the sky, and soil and debris has rained in creating a raised hill below the light hole. The extremities were gloomy by the time we arrived, the last of sun's rays illuminating a cluster of stalactites on the ceiling. The torch lit the dark tunnels, ...
Yesterday (Monday) we 'did' Barcelona - a tiring, 12-hour day, but you just have to do it. We were particularly keen to see some of Gaudi's legacy and the two attractions we visited did not disappoint. We chose to go in by train from Vilanova y Geltru, so caught the bus from outside the site gates for the 30-minute round-the-houses journey to the station. We got on a Barcelona-bound train but it later turned out that our ...