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Month: June, 2008

Summer Solstice (San Joan 2008)

25 June, 2008 (02:13) | Living in Europe | By: admin

MASSIVE FIREWORKS BANG Monday night we went roaming the streets of Barcelona with some friends visiting from New Zealand. St Joan Day 2008. This holiday is one of the biggest in Barcelona. Everyone is on the streets armed with fireworks and explosives, there are no rules or regulations, it is complete anarchy; there are old […]

Anything Goes Beach

23 June, 2008 (03:06) | Living in Europe | By: admin

Yesterday was a gorgeous 28 degree (about 85 F) Sunday here in Barcelona so Mark and I improvised an afternoon at the beach. It is so simple here, with no car but living so close to bus stops and 2 metro stations; in this case we walk down the block and around the corner, where […]

Bike Ride through the city

18 June, 2008 (11:18) | Living in Europe | By: admin

Barcelona is a city that thinks on its feet. It listens to the needs and is in touch with the rhythm of its people. On weekends and holidays the metros run frequently, and all night. On Sundays there are fewer metros because many people don’t use the metro on Sundays They stay home or walk […]