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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Trekking to the bay of Albarca

Trekking to the bay of Albarca Lost on the north coast, an ancient path bears witness to the simple life of yesteryear In the previous article I told of the surprise in admiring the bay of Albarca with its extravagant shapes exposed to the force of the elements. There are no beaches here, just rocks and cliffs overlooking the sea. My curiosity, however, does not end in front of the magnificent stone bridge, but pushes me to explore its entire coastline. So I decide to make my way between the rocks and the few shrubs to reach and skirt them where the sea breaks its waves on the rocks. Trekking… Read More

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The immense landscape of Cala d’Albarca

The immense landscape of Cala d’Albarca A corner of the island where the forces of the wind and the sea bring you back to a prehistoric past.   Ibiza In the last article I talked about the Ibizan quarry of Sa pedrera de Cala d’Hort. An area to the west of the island, now converted into a special site for lovers of the sun and posture. Unlike the other areas, the north one turns out to be very different from the stereotypes we are used to. There are no bars, chiriguitos, discos or umbrellas to shelter from the scorching summer sun. This part of the coast is a succession of… Read More

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Atlantis, the wild and fascinating Ibizan quarry

Atlantis, the wild and fascinating Ibizan quarry A unique place rich in history where you can contemplate the magic of the island Ibiza is a relatively small island, which however hides precious corners and many glimpses with views of incredible beauty such as Cala Llentia or the north coast. An ancient story In the sixteenth century, the Ottoman fleet and pirate ships constantly threatened the whole Mediterranean with countless attacks and cannon looting on the Spanish coasts, including those of Ibiza. This made it necessary to redesign the fortification of its historic center. The new military project carried out by the engineer Giovan Battista Calvi, involved the creation of several… 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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The melancholy of the “Camì dels Monjos” and the Mola

The melancholy of the “Camì dels Monjos” and the Mola The curious rock formation carries with it a legend of the monks of Sant Cugat del Valles On May 25, 2020 Barcelona will finally move on to the long-awaited Phase 1. However, we are on the alert for the Covid-19 pandemic. A historical event that has changed and will change the way we live and socialize. Waiting for the next steps necessary to return to normality, if we can say so, past images and sensations of my excursions resurface. This is one of those. The city of Terrassa Beyond the Collserola massif extends a vast plain el Vallès Occidental which… Read More

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An incredible panorama from the Turò de les Maleses

An incredible panorama from the Turò de les Maleses

An incredible panorama from the Turò de les Maleses Discovering an ancient Iberian settlement Do you want to admire a good part of Catalonia without getting on a balloon or a helicopter? Here is a really interesting excursion to stay amazed once you reach the Turò de le Maleses. To begin, as usual, a train takes me to the city of Besòs. From here the Tugsal bus leaves me at the Can Ruti hospital. An impressive building at the foot of the Serralada de Marina park. I leave the hospital behind and enter the path called La Font de l’Amigò. The route goes into a vegetation of pines and shrubs,… 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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The murals of Cacciano

The Cacciano murals

The Cacciano murals The art of murals that reflects nature Returning from my last trekking from Portbou to Cadaquès, I decided to go for a week in Italy making a wonderful discovery. Cacciano Hidden in the mountains of the Marche Apennines at 554 meters above sea level, Cacciano is a small fraction of Fabriano where barely a hundred people live. Getting there is not difficult. Taking the SS76 from Ancona to Fabriano and going up a couple of U turns sudden you get to the center. The Cacciano murals Few elderly people, sitting on benches, spend the last days of August telling stories and gossip. There is neither a pharmacy,… Read More

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Portbou - Cadaquès a piedi

Portbou – Cadaquès on foot

Portbou – Cadaquès on foot Two days immersed in the four elements The Idea Here I am with another little adventure or rather a two-day excursion. It all starts in a library. That of the Peu de la creu of Barcelona. It is fascinating to find a place where culture, art and education reside in one place. And it’s for free! Never underestimate the importance of books and libraries! But let’s get back to us. The travel section is the one that fascinates me most obviously. Although I have recently returned from my experience with the Bergwald project, I still want to be on the road to discover new places.… Read More

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la floresta trekking

LA FLORESTA VALLDOREIX TREKKING

LA FLORESTA VALLDOREIX TREKKING   La Floresta Valldoreix trekking: just fews numbers to remember 10 Km distance 4h time 250 mt disnivell and remember to bring water, good shoes and a camera    This is my story: Sometimes I’m very tired about massive traffic, caos of Barcelona, one of the most polluted city in Europe. So when I want to get immerged in a quiet and relaxing environment there is a quick and cheap solution, just behind the city. The solution is called Collserola Park.  Over the little mountains, limiting the city, concrete stops to allow green colors and quiet nature take place. By  train (S1) direction Terrassa I reach… Read More

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