First of all, let me just start by explaining that for the purposes of this article I will referring only to Spain (as in including Catalunya) in the interests of brevity – and when it comes to the siesta there is no real difference anyway. No offense intended to anyone!
The origins of La Siesta
I’m sure all of you had heard of la siesta before coming to the Costa Brava but actually witnessing commercial life coming to a complete halt in the middle of the day may have taken you by surprise.
Continue reading “La Siesta: Love it or hate it, you might as well get used to it!”
More than 15 years ago, we were staying with the family in the Golf hotel at Santa Cristina d’Aro. On a scenic drive, my mother and brother discovered a restaurant called Can Roquet in Romanyà de la Selva. I honestly still don’t understand how they ever found this place but I am very glad they did.
Continue reading “Kakos Kitchen – Restaurant Can Roquet”
Well, folks, Easter week (“Semana Santa” in Spanish / Setmana Santa in Catalán) is upon us again. Easter is the biggest religious festival of the year in the Christian calendar and is celebrated with particular fervour in Spain. In fact, Semana Santa has already started with Palm Sunday (25/03) and here in Catalunya, they have a tradition of wearing something new to mark the day. They even have a proverb that goes: “On Palm Sunday if you don’t wear something new your hands will fall off”! Continue reading “Semana Santa”
Have you ever wondered why our stretch of the Costa Brava doesn’t have a train service? Did you know that it once did? For almost 70 years, between 1887 and 1956, there was a train that ran along 63km of track between Palamós, Flaça, Girona and Banyoles. The first 33km section from Palamós to Flaça started operating in 1887. Continue reading “Railways in Girona; Past and Present”