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Nature Retreat – Sant Ponç, Catalonia

Nature Retreat – Sant Ponç, Catalonia

Back in late spring of 2015, I had a free weekend without any particular plans, and was yarning for some stillness and nature – and this is where I ended up… Actually,  I found this place by pure luck – or coincidence, whatever we want to call it. Sitting in the office, brainstorming where to take off to, I was looking around on the map of Catalonia for interesting places that aren’t too far away from my hometown of Barcelona…

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Secrets of the Costa Brava – Begur

Secrets of the Costa Brava – Begur

Many people know Costa Brava as a place for mass tourism, crowded beaches and all-in hotels with food of dubious quality. To be very honest, this was also the image I had until about 6 years ago, when I first came to Barcelona to study. Luckily, the only people I knew before arriving there, lived in a precious little village in the Costa Brava, called Peratallada. That time I didn’t have the chance to visit this beautiful, hidden gem – but when I came back to Barcelona…

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On top of Catalonia – Montserrat

On top of Catalonia – Montserrat

Exploring Montserrat is the first thing I would recommend you, if you are so lucky to have a spare day to spend in Barcelona and you fell like exploring the surroundings of the city. And if you love hiking of course! Just a bit over an hour away from the city by public transport (and even less if you can get your hands on a car, which actually is the cheaper option if you are more than 2 people), you will discover this…

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