Sant Feliu de Guíxols is a sleepy town 9 months of the year. It comes to life on the weekends and is deserted the rest of the week. But then in summer, this old fishing town bustles with energy and is crowded with tourists and its own citizens, with its Festival Porta Ferrada hosting many musical favourites for 8 consecutive weeks. Continue reading “Kakos Kitchen – Hostal Chic”
Spain, like other EU countries, has a well-developed system for recycling waste materials – but the system here might be a bit different to what you’re used to at home. Recycling bins can be found on just about every street. There are different types of recycling receptacles on different streets but don’t worry, it’s not complicated, and once you are familiar with the system it’s downright easy! Continue reading “Recycling in Spain: Explained!”
Located on the Baix Empordà coast, 50 km directly east of Girona, Begur is a delightful village with a permanent population of just over 4000, although in the summer months one can add another zero to that figure!
Begur is not only all about summer tourism though and there is plenty of history attached to the region too, with the ruins of its medieval castle perched on a hill overlooking the town and the coast.
For those of you who come to the Costa Brava on vacation eating out is a major part of your experience here, especially as you will probably do so far more often than you would at home. And for those who have chosen to move here on a more permanent basis one of the joys of life here is the local cuisine, aided by the fact that eating out tends to be far more economical than at home. This is particularly the case when it comes to the “Menú del día”. Continue reading “Menú del día”