The path to Portixol

The path to Portixol A lost beach in the wildest part of the island The north coast of Ibiza has an impressive natural landscape, where wild urbanization has not been able to settle as much as elsewhere. An environment of impressive beauty which however risks losing its pristine charm every year. The north coast of Ibiza Ibiza has a thousand nuances and as small as it is, in addition to nightclubs, private parties and dream villas, it still has an incredible natural and scenic part such as the Baia Di Albarca or Sa pedrera de Cala d’Hort.   Discovering the most hidden secrets of the island is not easy. It is vitally… Read More

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The road to Martorell going up the Llobregat.

The road to Martorell going up the Llobregat

The road to Martorell going up the Llobregat The way to reach the devil’s bridge along an important river Intro The city of Barcelona is geographically bounded by four natural barriers. The sea to the east, mountains to the west and on the two remaining sides we find two rivers that delimit the north and south areas. These are the rivers Besòs and Llobregat. In an article I talked about the Besòs river and its cycle path, but this time I decided to explore the other river. The path that follows the Llobregat leads to the city of Martorell, famous for an ancient legend that speaks of a devil, a bridge… Read More

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Barcelona – La Garriga going up the Besòs river

Barcelona – La Garriga going up the Besòs river A cycle path of about 40 km between greenery, water and urbanization Slow travel The average speed that a person travels when walking is about 4 km per hour. By making two broad calculations in one day, a distance of about 40 km can be covered. Moving at this speed is a good method against the stress and frenzy of this century that travels all too quickly between planes, cars and broadband connections. A cadence that takes us back to a primitive and ancestral state, when man had neither wheels nor animals for his long journeys. Between the manhole and the… Read More

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Hike to Parc dels Talls

Hike to Parc dels Talls

Hike to Parc dels Talls A park where past human intervention and nature have merged to create a unique landscape   Leaning against the small urban center of Vilobì del Penedes, the Park Dels Talls is an area of considerable botanical and faunal wealth. The path to reach it is easy and suitable for all ages. Away from Barcelona As with past excursions to Floresta or Turò de les Maleses, it is very easy to leave Barcelona to find yourself immersed in nature and enjoy its colours, sounds and above all its scents. This time I decide to head towards a peculiar park which attracted me by its curious story.… Read More

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Free museums and fairs on the Rambla

TFree museums and fairs on the Rambla Part 1. Between chaos, sangria and tapas, the most famous street in Barcelona hides some pleasant surprises La Rambla is the epicenter of the tourist frenzy. Between souvenir shops, vendors and street artists it has become the symbol of the holidays of this city. An avenue just over 1 km long that meanders dividing two famous districts of Barcelona: the Gothic and the Raval. La Rambla The history of La Rambla begins in an ancient past. A long time ago, in place of the tiles and small kiosks, the Malla torrent flowed, into which the black waters of the center flowed. In the… Read More

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The gnomes hut

The gnomes hut A space dedicated to fantasy and to the typical characters of fairy tales hidden in a pine forest of La Garriga A free day can offer you different possible activities: watch a series, read a book or maybe take the R3 train, which takes 45 minutes from Barcelona to La Garriga. La Garriga La Garriga is a Spanish municipality located in the Eastern Vallès of Catalonia. A small town where the surrounding landscape is characterized by mountains and pine forests. An environment with clean air and silence, very different from the chaos of the Catalan capital. Apart from the historic center, churches and ancient villas of the… Read More

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Cofete, the border with the end of the world

Cofete, the border with the end of the world Between a raging ocean and austere mountains lies a small village In the previous article, the bay of Albarca left me speechless with its extravagantly shaped rocks. But the world is full of similar places, where nature is sovereign and man can only bow down to it. This time I am in Fuerteventura where an immense beach and a mountain range of volcanic origin leave room just to hold your breath at its sight. Fuerteventura With a history of almost 20 million years and less than 100 km from the African coast lies Fuerteventura, an island in the archipelago of the… Read More

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Hotel Casino la Rabassada

Hotel Casino la Rabassada The ruins of a majestic Hotel Casino bear witness to a troubled history and macabre legends     To rearrange a bit my ideas of this year that has just begun, I decide to stroll through Barcelona’s Olympic Port. I absentmindedly step in front of the famous Casino Barcelona, ​​located just below the luxurious Hotel Arts. A real temptation for those who love to challenge fate or simply savor the thrill of gambling. A modern structure, which, as I continue the walk, gives me a doubt. Could it be the only casino that ever existed in Barcelona? The following days my investigation over texts and web… Read More

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Loi Krathong Festival of Sukhothai

LOI KRATONG FESTIVAL OF SUKOTHAI A ritual of gratitude to water following the lunar cycles which has its roots in the past     Loi Krathong, have you heard of it? If any of you went to Asia, yes. This is a special event, which lasts about a week, in which the Thais make small boats that are decorated and leave floating on the rivers of all Thailand. A bit of history The origin of Loi Kratong, once called Chong Pa Rieng, is not well defined. The treaty of Chula Luck tells that the ceremony originated in Sukhothai, the first capital of Thailand, about 700 years ago. At that time… Read More

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PAREIDOLIA TO IBIZA

PAREIDOLIA TO IBIZA

PAREIDOLIA TO IBIZA The face of ancient Indian guarding a submerged treasure The adventure of Ibiza continues. In the previous article I spoke of an Ibizan Stonehenge, this time we traveling a little more with the imagination. The north coast Ibiza is a continuous wild landscape. Hidden beaches, very little urbanization and even the mobile phone often doesn’t work thankfully! By kayaking you can enjoy even more the impressive landscape that the island in its silence gives you. At some point, just past an arch of rock you can see the austere face of an Indian. The shape is giant! It almost looks like a guardian of a treasure, which… Read More

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A mysterious monument of Ibiza in Cala Llentia

A mysterious monument of Ibiza in Cala Llentia What do Andrew Rogers, Guy Laliberté and Ibiza have in common? This time more than one place I want to talk about a strange and original combination. Two extravagant, visionary characters, a famous and in part mysterious place united by a monument that attracts lovers of mystery and nature. Ibiza It may seem strange but the Balearic island famous for its sleepless nights based on parties and excesses, however hides a wild and virgin part. Small coves with breathtaking views often create a strong link between mysticism and hippie culture. Andrew Rogers But going step by step. First of all I have… Read More

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The colors of the Tagamanent peak in the fall

The colors of the Tagamanent peak in the fall

The colors of the Tagamanent peak in the fall An easy path that allows you to admire a magnificent autumn panorama In the first days of December, despite the late autumn, you can come across some still warm and pleasant days. The interesting excursion to the Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil has meant that my search for interesting places continues. Above all reachable by train from Barcelona. There is nothing better than taking advantage of a good day to catch the R3 train line from Barcelona and get to the small El Figaro-Montmany station. The village was in the past formed only by a hostel used to receive travelers. Today it… Read More

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The Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil of Vallgorguina

The Dolmen de la Pedra Gentil of Vallgorguina A 5000 year old megalithic structure near Barcelona Catalonia is not only famous for its sunny coasts, its food or its capital, Barcelona. In this region are hidden ancient structures that go back well before the Roman Empire. San Celoni Taking the R-2 train from Barcelona, you arrive at San Celoni, a Spanish municipality of just over 16,000 belonging to the Comarca of the Vallès Oriental. Coming down from the train I find in front of the station, the bus stop that will take me inside the park of Montnegre i Corredor.  And it is precisely here that begins my little excursion… Read More

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Alella, what am I doing here?

Alella, what am I doing here? A free day and without realizing it I find myself in Alella, what i m doing  here? 975 the year of the country’s first documentation Approximately 30 minutes by train from Barcelona’s Clot Station A small church with more than 1000 years and Gaudí design   One of Barcelona’s amenities is to have several public transport facilities available. With a free day you can visit some of the small villages around the big city. So today i go to Alella. What can I see? And what to do? Better to enjoy the surprise and do only a brief search. For more information you can find… Read More

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Stone faces and a Flat Iron Building at Born

Stone faces and a Flat Iron Building at Born If you are in Barcelona for holiday, ​​take a little walk to El Born district. Is a famous district inside the historic center due for the secession war. Did not you know? It does not matter if you read something here at least you’ll not look at like a lunatic. In any case, in terms of faces, if yours will be strange, you find some really curious. Like stone I would say. yes right! If you come across the church of Santa Maria del Mar it will be easy to find one. You do not even know this church? Okay, let… Read More

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marotrell devil's bridge

Martorell Devil’s bridge

  Martorell Devil’s bridge An ancient legend about the Devil, a bridge and a cunning woman Martorell Devil’s bridge: just few numbers to remember: 30  the minutes from Barcelona by train 21 meters highest vault 1143 the first documented reconstruction 1939 demolished due by civil war This is my history: Meanwhile looking on web I read a story of a bridge made by devil near the capital of catalunya. Therefore after a little reseach i took the train (R4) to reach the town of Martorell with only 30 minutes to investigate the site. Martorell is a very pretty town due by his interesting buindigs. In 10 minutes by walking finally… Read More

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