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Flights to REUS for the River Ebro Area

Good News! Ryanair has reinstated some  flights to Reus for the summer months! Ryanair was once the major carrier of passengers to Reus. In the last few years, they have scaled back in favour of Barcelona but that has left space for more airlines. Between Ryanair, Thomas Cook and Jet2 …

When the River Ebro Floods

The flow of water in the Lower Ebro is controlled by adjusting the gates on the dam further upriver at Flix. The normal flow is around 420 cubic metres per second. On Monday this rose dramatically to 1,450 m³/s! The nearest Gauging Station a couple of miles upriver recorded a …

New flight routes for Southern Catalonia

A few more flight options are now available into Southern Catalonia. The brand new airport Lleida -Alguaire situated about 15km North of Lleida was officially opened January 2010. The airline Vueling operated the first passenger flight from there to Paris on 5th February.  Vueling will also be operating routes to …

Holiday Dress Codes – What to Wear and Where

Hitting the news yesterday was the story about Tesco introducing a shoppers dress code in a supermarket near Cardiff. Apparently it has become the trend to wear pyjamas -outdoors- during the day! Living in Spain we have missed out (if that’s the right term!) on this development. But it did …

The Signing

“Sorry,” I said, “I’ve tossed and turned all night thinking this over and I’m not going to sign for the house.” It was a cold December morning and we were standing in the car park of the small Pension where we had stayed overnight. My husband glared at me. We’d …