Tag: Costa Brava

The Costa Brava Countryside
Spain

Photo Essay: Rural Beauty in the Costa Brava Countryside

Sun, sand, sangria.  The Costa Brava is famous (or infamous depending on your view) for all of these things thanks to the influx of mass tourism into coastal towns like Lloret de Mar.  Away from the crowds, however, is the quieter and rural Costa Brava countryside full of charming villages and friendly people.  Although fairly

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PortAventura aquatic park
Spain

Great Adventures at PortAventura Park in Spain

When I was in the Costa Brava in Spain at the end of April, my kids were disappointed that the water parks in the places we went to were not open yet for the season.  I didn’t tell them that the biggest of them all in the area, PortAventura Park, was up and running.  Because

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Gala Dali Living room
Spain

Salvador Dali and the Nature of Love

The bride floated down the aisle gracefully navigating the rose petal strewn aisle.  Swathed in layers of white silk and chiffon, she and the groom radiated happiness like beacons of hope.  Their families were equally pleased and all the wedding participants felt bathed in a sea of well-being and delight.  This wedding with this bride

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tossa de mar tower
Spain

Top 5 Reasons My Children Loved The Costa Brava

My family came out to join me on the Costa Brava in Spain while I was at a travel blogger conference at the tourist town of Lloret de Mar.  We rented a car and went exploring along the coast of the Costa Brava in search of more traditional Catalan towns than you get in Lloret de

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lloret de mar castle
Spain

The Good, the Bad and the Fantastic at Lloret de Mar

The lurid neon sign above the entrance to the club in Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava shouted total striptease and for added emphasis, “sexy sexy sexy.”  Presumably the inebriated punters the club was trying to lure needed help in equating striptease with sexy. I find the main drag in Lloret depressing. You may

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The Fancy Doors of the Costa Brava

Every doorway, every intersection has a story. Katherine Dunn My shoes clatter on the stone streets adding to the cacophony of the other shoes and chattering voices out for an evening stroll. The doorways to the buildings lining the streets stand as straight and silent as any butler guarding his entry. In aged wood and

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