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Jul 29, 2017 - Tapa a Tapa: The Food Edition

Sitges, Friday 28 July, 2017 Tapa a Tapa: The Food Edition While most tourists come to Spain for culture, history and music, we are not most tourists. We come for the food. Sure all those other things create the structure of a life-changing trip, but for us, memories of outstanding food and flavors are what stays with us long after we are home, and just a fleeting thought back to a particularly delicious meal can transport us right back as if we were still there. By special request, my friend, Lisa, asked to see more food pictures. Happy to...

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Jul 26, 2017 - Wednesday, 26 July

Sitges, Wednesday, 26 July 2017 Day 3 and we're finally feeling like we're in the right time zone at the right time. I'm counting on my 4:45 am early waking today being just a fluke and I'll be sleeping in like I'm on full fledged vacation mode tomorrow. Our consecutive red eye flights is probably not something I want to do again on a regular basis. We had exit rows from Seattle to Atlanta and did not get much sleep on that leg. The second leg from Atlanta to Barcelona was in the "Comfort Plus" section and I kept waiting to find the Plus. I...

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Jun 25, 2017 - A day in Sitges

After disembarking our ship on Saturday we got a taxi to the main train station in Barcelona and caught a train to Sitges, about 35 minutes south of Barcelona. Given we got to our hotel in Sitges about 11.30 am our room wasn't ready so we were able to leave our bags and get our first feel for Sitges. And what a great town it has turned out to be! We can see why so many people we know have been full of praise for this town. As with the rest of Spain (and much of Europe) Sitges pretty much shuts down for siesta between 2 and 5 pm and so we...

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Nov 12, 2016 - Heading south again to just west of Barcelona

We headed south once again this time to Vilanova I la Geltru. The journey was uneventful but when we got to the campground it was a different story. The first pitch they offered us we just couldn’t get onto it. The second one was fine until we tested the electric – it had no earth it was also only 6Amps. The third pitch was 10amp and earthed but it was again difficult to get in but Tony managed it in the end with a bit of tree trimming! The one thing we discovered about this campground that there were too many trees and not very well...

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May 7, 2014 - Sitges - I may never leave

All this for 69 Euros a night - that's less than $100 a night plus I get breakfast. [update: the breakfast is excellent! cold meats/cheeses/scrambled eggs/teeny weinees/ bacon/quiche/yogurt/cereal/all kinds of breads/fruit/orange juice/pineapple juice/tea/coffee/hot chocolate] There is a sports bar on ground level. Oh, and I have a refrigerator (and did I mention the BALCONY with a sea view??)AND the internet seems to work pretty well. With plenty of electrical outlets. This was all a VERY pleasant surprise for the price at this location....

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Apr 22, 2014 - Sangrias in Sitges

Our time in Paris drew to a close today. A busy but rewarding three days. We checked out of the apartment after a final cafe crema from our local tabac, and wandered down to the train station at Notre Dame. We made our way to the airport via a short stop around Gare du Nord. Not such an inspired choice I'm afraid....it was a welcome to the seedier side of Paris - dodgy looking characters & mothers with babies in front-packs begging. Amongst the proliferation of wedding garb tailors operating in the surrounding streets, we found another...

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Oct 29, 2010 - Montserrat & Barri Gotic

Linda awakens at 6! But it’s a good thing as we take the early train to Sants Estacio in Barcelona, alight, and walk to the Placa de Espanya. We have learned that in Catalan (the official language in Barcelona) there is no tilde over a ‘n’, rather a ‘y’ after a ‘n’ to give the ‘nyer’ sound – very strange. We make our way to the station after some fluffing around and finally we are off to Montserrat. The train stations don’t always have signs but the diagram on the train lights up at a station so we know when to get off. Or do we? There are...

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Oct 28, 2010 - A day relaxing in Sitges (Sitjes)

We decide to take a day “off” and stay in Sitges, to explore what is right in front of us. We find it is a delightful seaside town, with few indications that tourists come here…..apparently this is because we are off season. It is known as a place of culture, attracting artists such as Salvador Dali and poet Federico Garcia Lorca. The plaza has feral cats like Nerja. There are wild parrots in the palm trees. We walk to the beach and find a local parish church built on a promontory right on the sea. This city is very “gay friendly” and has...

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Oct 27, 2010 - Barcelona

After deseyuno in the Florida Room of the ‘Pension’ (hotel), we consult our host about the best way to see Barcelona. We are just two blocks from the train station and take it for the ½ hour trip to downtown Barcelona. Once there, we take a tourist bus for two different tours that take up much of the day. We get off for the two Gaudi landmarks: the Sagrada Familia cathedral (in construction now for well over 100 years) and Park Guell. These works, by this visionary artist, can only be described as gigantic sculptures – the amazing...

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Oct 26, 2010 - Sitges

We leave early as it will be a longer driving day. We have breakfast at an “AutoGrill” by the road – great until a tour bus of very loud, smoking Spaniards arrive. An aside about Spain – they have McDonald’s with “McAuto” and Burger King with “Auto King” Today we go through hundreds of kilometers of orange trees – Valencias. Linda is feeling weary of the traveling regime so we pull aside and sit by the ”Balearic Sea”, watching the ocean for a while before going moving on. We had decided to stay outside Barcelona in a small coastal town...

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Jul 3, 2010 - My DARING adventure to Sitges Beach, Spain

SO...I woke up at 11:30am. I was so excited about going to the beach. I got up, put on my swimwear, grabbed my bookbag, then headed to the lobby to meet up with everyone. When I got to the lobby, no one was there. That's when I found out that I got left behind ( shaking my head). I tried to get my Antonio to com to the beach with me, but instead he took a bus tour of Barcelona. I didnt want to do that. My mind was set on the beach, since it was hot outside. After some critical thinking (lol), I decided to find the beach BY MYSELF ( Mom,...

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Jun 16, 2010 - Sitges: welcome to the Med

Early Tue morning we left Sevilla for the airport and our flight to Barcelona on the Southwest-of-Spain airline, Vueling. Much cheaper than train travel these days but be willing to pay for everything from an assigned seat to checked bags to coffee during the flight. We were on "Matt time" for plane travel which meant leaving our apartment 3 hours before our 9:00am flight. We found a taxi quickly and it was only about 20 minutes to the airport, so we arrived with plenty of time to get through security and be the first in our boarding area,...

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