Narbonne and Carcassonne

On our weekend off at Chateau Ventenac, we spent one day in the nearest town – Narbonne, on the other we visited medieval town/castle Carcassonne. Narbonne is a busy little town with a beautiful town square containing an ancient Hotel de-ville (town-hall) and  large cathedral.             After buying treats at theContinue reading ”  Narbonne and Carcassonne”

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A hike in Port Lligat and a day in Cadaques

After an incredible tour through the home and gardens of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali (Casa Dali is the home on the left in the photo below) we walk along the shore, checking out so many cool shells and sea creature skeletons. We walk across the bay to see the house from afar, there isContinue reading “A hike in Port Lligat and a day in Cadaques”

Casa Dalí

We wake up early to catch a bus from Barcelona to the seaside Spanish town of Cadaquez. The ride takes us through highways, gives way to roads and roundabouts, goes through small towns, finally leading to the sea. We turn towards terraced green hills that wind around  and around, giving a peek of the seaContinue reading “Casa Dalí”

Barcelona, Days 2 and 3

After day 1 we decided we need to see more of the city and decide to look for another place to stay, since our current spot is only available for 2 nights. We find a great apartment near the University through airbnb.com and book a room for 5 nights. We won’t check in until 3Continue reading “Barcelona, Days 2 and 3”

Barcelona, day 1

This is the epic view from the balcony at the apartment where we rented a room for 2 nights. What a way to start the day, having breakfast with Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia so so close! We headed to an outdoor market, they sell everything from antiques, to housewares, books and big stuff like sinks, bedsContinue reading “Barcelona, day 1”

Valentine’s in Auch

Our free day happened to fall on Valentine’s Day and after much research and help from our hosts we decided to make a 1 hour journey by bus to the city of Auch (pronounced like, Osh). We arrived early in the morning and walked right through the market on our way up the hill, intoContinue reading “Valentine’s in Auch”