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Santa Tecla – Tarragona

Just when you think it’s all over and you can start to wind down for the Autumn, along comes another fiesta! This time, it is the Santa Tecla in Tarragona, which  year runs for 10 or 11 days from mid September until 24th! The Santa Tecla has all you could …

Missing the Boat

Permit me to let off steam… This morning we were due to go on a sea-bird watching trip. I was hoping to add a significant number of  birds to my 2011 birding year. More than that I was looking forward to a few hours relaxation and calm after a horrible …

30 Self-guided Walks in Southern Catalonia

The mountain ranges of Tarragona offer fantastic walking. But it’s a secret! You wouldn’t know it by looking at most guidebooks because the area is barely mentioned.  Once here and you venture up into these enticing mountains you discover that the area is criss-crossed with both long-distance and regional hiking …

Forget Barcelona – Come to Tarragona!

Chances are that if you’ve been to Catalonia you went to either Barcelona or perhaps the Spanish Pyrenees. Now don’t get me wrong -I love Barcelona and the Pyrenees, but, their popularity does tend to overshadow the rest of  Catalonia where there are many other interesting cities and mountain ranges …