Dangerous Critters!

In a previous blog, we wrote about the wild boar and how they have become a bit of a nuisance here in Girona province. As with most creatures, they are not dangerous to humans unless they feel threatened by us and the main worry is hitting one with your car – not good for either the boar, the person or the car!

And although there are very few animals that pose any kind of serious threat to us in this neck of the woods, there are a couple that is worth mentioning.

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Support Your Local Eco Chicken Farm!

In this blog, we would like to introduce to you a new local business in our area: a free-range chicken farm run by a lovely Dutch couple, Dinette and Winolt, who have been living in Catalunya since 2005. Winolt had already been working in the business of supplying machinery to other chicken farms and after some deliberation, they decided to take the plunge and start their own one.

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¡Carnaval!

It’s that time of year again and Carnaval is almost upon us again but do you know about the origins of this festival?

Carnaval, as we know it today, comes from an originally Catholic event, but one which has its roots in traditional European pagan celebrations that revolved around the spring equinox. This marked the shift from winter to summer; darkness to light.

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Enjoying your lunch with a killer view

For all the time I have lived in Calonge, I have never really enjoyed any of the restaurants along the beach in Sant Antoni de Calonge, as quality and atmosphere are missing in most of them. Maybe there are one or two spots that are worthwhile, but my preference would be somewhere else for lunch or dinner during a day at the beach. Last Christmas we decided to take a stroll along the beach in Sant Antoni and we noticed a new dining spot: Mundet.

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