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Besalú

The medieval town of Besalú sits north of Girona. You approach over a grand romanesque bridge with huge doorways over the river Fluvia. It is a 12th century fortress with a strong jewish history. Side streets are very small and bend sharply unfriendly to motor vehicles and great to stroll through.

Gateway across Besalú bridge
Gateway across Besalú bridge

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Girona views, Catalonia, Spain

Girona Part One

Girona – northern Spain’s largest city lies 62 miles north of Barcelona. Its position has been fought over many times by the French just 40 miles to the north. Wilfred the Hairy the Count of Barcelona, incorporated it within Barcelona’s power in 878.

River Onyar towards Basilica De Sant Feliu_Girona
River Onyar towards Basilica De Sant Feliu

It is a beautiful City full of pastels, history, alcoves (or is it nooks and crannies), cathedrals. From the Catalan flags you can feel it is Catalan in spirit, rarely a Spanish flag in sight. Continue reading Girona views, Catalonia, Spain

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Commonwealth Games 2014

The games came to Glasgow and as with every festival and event the city put on its best party dress which made a memorable visit. Continue reading Commonwealth Games 2014