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Carnival is Not for me

If there’s a festival I don’t get along with, it’s carnival. Before you call me a stick-in-the-mud, the main reason I don’t like the festival known here as Carnestoltes is due to a traumatic experience...

“Invasion!”

In military jargon, D-Day can be any targeted day. But the one that was destined to be the D-Day for the rest of history was June 6, 1944. That day, shortly after dawn on a cloudy and windy morning, the...

The future looks bright

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the situation at Catalonia’s leading clubs as a new year begins

Water leads the way through Banyoles

The Girona city is well known for its huge lake but it also boasts 33 kilometres of irrigation canals that guide the visitor through hundreds of years of local history

Rewilding the Pyrenees

Here’s a book about nature that is neither an impassioned rant nor a lecture. Instead, over a period of years, Steve Cracknell spoke directly to the horses’ mouths and with great empathy and balance,...