Travel Blogs from Salou
Part of the IES program is a school trip to Tarragona. A region just south of Barcelona in Catalunya. It is famous for its amazing beaches and beautiful Roman ruins. On the first day of the trip we arrived in Tarragona around 10 am. The first thing we did was explore the ancient roman city which still serves as the city center in the town. I cannot even imagine looking out my window in the morning and seeing both an ancient roman temple and a beautiful gothic cathedral, but this is how ...
... had a fast food lunch in a branch of Pans & Company which is along the lines of Macdonalds, but we thought it to be better if only for the bread products used - we detest soggy burger buns! Suitably refreshed, we moved along a couple of doors and visited Casa Battlo, the house Gaudi designed for the Battlo family in a rather wacky style, not too dissimilar in principle to the Arts and Crafts Movement in the UK ...
... there was no indication whatsoever of how long it would take to reach the revered relic, but after a while we felt we were at a point of no return so continued. It is indeed a most unusual piece of art given the distinctive black faces, but the true believers are genuinely moved to be in its presence and to touch the orb in her hand which is exposed through the glass canopy. Meanwhile, Montserrat is something of a religious 'resort' with ...
... by Flamenco show, Lion King, Shrek show, The Beatles to name a few. After this, there would be dancing for all join in.
The temps were hot, hot, hot and dry every day. Casey and I enjoyed runs along the ocean front each day while Sean enjoyed a few walks along the same promenade.
Sean even managed to watch a game of Hurling at a local Irish pub between Cork and Kilkenny, and knew there would be smiling faces in the Dineen household with ...
Well, this is all a lot easier than the last time I did this kind of thing 7 years ago thanks to a satnav on my iPhone and EU data roaming for a fiver a day from 3! Everything gone pretty smoothly so far, bike boxed up last night, got a final few bits and bobs today and said goodbye to Ellie, got a lift to the station from Martin with my box and my pannier ...
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- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking