Catalonia has a strong history that lives on in a community of people that extend into the Pyrenees Orientales region of southern France. An area characterised by its proud cultural roots and spectacular landscape, Catalonia offers something for every camping enthusiast.
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In the summer months, the English press in Spain is full of cautionary tales of various con men, including fake police officers who stop motorists, usually on the way from the airport or ferry port to their accommodation. They target rental cars and foreign registered vehicles, hoping they will not inquire too deeply into the reason for being stopped.
The clocks have gone back, and the Snowbirds will soon be heading from the UK and northern Europe to sunny southern Spain. These snowbirds have wheels rather than wings though, because they arrive in motor homes and camper vans to spend winter in warmer climes.
Tabarca Island is just three miles off the coast of Santa Pola on Spain’s Costa Blanca. It’s the largest, and also the only inhabited island in the Community of Valencia, and it’s a great place for a day trip. Tabarca’s 92 residents live on the western side of the island, and like most Spanish people, they’re very welcoming to visitors.
Recently I travelled to the UK to meet my brand new grandson. Usually I drive through France and Spain, but it’s getting to the stage when snow on the Pyrenees is pretty much guaranteed, and I don’t fancy that. So, for the first time in four years, I travelled by plane. Normally, I use Ryanair, because it’s cheaper, but actually there isn’t a great deal of difference between the two these days, and as I discovered, Easy Jet has a number of advantages.
If you want to make the most of your time in Barcelona and you don’t mind splashing out a little, there are a number of ways to live the special life in this vibrant city. For something a little different than the usual tourist trail and the attendant crowds, why not check out some of these options?