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A delayed entry…on Feb 24th, we took part in a “Calçotada”, a traditional Catalan event that celebrates the calçot harvest. Our large group of expats met at Can Carbonell, a traditional Catalan restaurant in Collserola Park, not far from Barcelona.  The website calls it a 13th century farmhouse or “masia”. What are calçots? They are a […]

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Culture…or Not

For those who care, the Morocco holiday experience is coming soon… When you know your time is limited (in Barcelona), you wake up every Saturday morning with an extra dose of the need to accomplish something, enjoy a unique experience, or absorb some level of culture. This weekend, we visited La Fundació Joan Miró, a museum […]

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La Mercè

Last Tuesday (September 24) was a holiday, La Mercè, and there was no school Monday or Tuesday.  We returned from Madrid Monday evening in time for some of the festivities, which actually began on Friday, September 20.  La Mercè honors one of Barcelona’s patron saints, our Lady of the Mercy.  The festival is all about […]

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Tour of the Old Town

It is required first to be a tourist before you can label your residence “home”.  We are ready to be home in Barcelona so some steps have been taken.  We joined the “Kids and Family Walking Tour”, hosted by Runner Bean Tours.  I would recommend this for families with children, but not older than about 12.  Our […]

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