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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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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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