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September 2014

September 2014

Sam and Katrina host a weekly radio show in English on Radio Kanal Barcelona. more

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September 11th, 2014 is a big date in the Catalan diary. This will be 300 years to the day when a besieged Barcelona (and with it an independent Catalunya) fell to the Spanish. more

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97-year-old Ernesto Carratalá recounts his memories of the Spanish Civil War. By Jamie Melbourne-Hayward more

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For those used to the open-door, drop-in policy of many cellars around the world, the Priorat way of doing things is very different. While around half of the cellars are officially open for visits, they require appointments ahead of time. more

TRAVEL

This month we’re suggesting a jaunt to one of our fine local wine regions, Priorat, to catch a glimpse of the verema in action. more

TRAVEL

The valley of Bell-Lloc is a curious place. Located on the other side of the highway from Palamós it’s not the easiest place to find in Baix Empordà, although at some point since my Empordà book explorations in 2012... more

EATING AND DRINKING

My favourite time of year is when folk in Northern Europe are sliding duvets back on their beds, but here in Barcelona we’re still basking in the rays of an Indian summer. more

EATING AND DRINKING

Every weekday, for just two hours in the evening, unwanted furniture and household fittings are left out on certain streets in Barcelona: antique desks, mirrors, fold-away chairs, picture frames, wardrobes, scraps of wood—it’s all there... more

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“Otra habitación, sin ventana,” sighs our estate agent, Manuel, as he despondently shows us around yet another flat that has little or no obvious potential. Or does it? more

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