Category: Spain

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Sitges bound

Keeping travel costs low is basically all about planning ahead. So we've been looking at our return to Sitges for Pride in 2019 and, as soon as some flight deals came up, we pounced! We had such a fun time in Sitges at Pride this year that we were determined to go back, but also ...

Suffering beach withdrawal?

I had another beach dream last night, indicating to me (a psychologist) that I need a beach holiday ASAP. Because that's how science works and I have single-handedly unraveled the mystery of dream interpretation.   Seriously, though - it was vivid. And super enjoyable. As usual, I was on a beach I thought I recognised, ...

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With the sand between my toes…

I'm off to Sitges to celebrate Pride, get some sun and enjoy lolling around naked on the beach for the weekend...

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A need to disappear?

I've always seen myself as an extrovert. In fact, every assessment I've ever taken (and they are many - I'm a psychologist remember!) pins me down as an extrovert. I love spending time with others and meeting new people, I enjoy discussing and debating my ideas as work in progress, I prefer discussions over email ...

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A wander round sunny Barcelona

I’m once again in beautiful Barcelona, once again for work. But instead of getting up at the crack of dawn to race to morning meetings, I decided to come over the day before and work from here before tomorrow’s meetings. An excellent plan, even if I do say so myself. After working all the way ...

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Sitges Pride, 2017

Well. That was an experience! Up until this month, I've associated Sitges with sleepy, relaxing afternoons on the beach and wandering through narrow streets hunting out decision Catalan nibbles. A very chilled out place. But spending a long weekend there during Pride was something very different! And if I'm honest, it was just what I ...

Catalan jalapeño madness

I spent Thursday and Friday working in Barcelona - a bit of a monthly routine for me and nothing out of the ordinary. But I did stay at a new (new to me, anyway) hotel and so was able to notice the little differences that make for a nice hotel stay.  Firstly, I had my own ...

Tan maintenance conundrum 

Having spent four days solid on the beach in Sitges last week, I picked up quite the tan. As in, every single person I’ve seen since I got back has been stunned at just how dark I’ve gone. I love lying in the sun. And it shows…     After a massive breakfast in the morning, ...

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So that is what Vueling is like

For our most recent trip to Spain, we had to take a number of domestic flights from Alicante to Palma and Palma to Barcelona, for which we selected Vueling.  The timings and prices for the flights were okay and we had the possibility to earn some Avios, which we could transfer to British Airways Executive ...

Fairweather nudist tendencies

I've just spent a fantastic five hours lying in the sun at Platja dels Balmins, the beach next door to our hotel here in Sitges. It was bliss. Aside from the uninterrupted sunshine and the light, cooling breeze, I think it was the most civilised beach I've been to. Reflecting on it as I packed ...