Many are the stories of ‘encantades’ or ‘bruixas’, (witches) in the history of the P-O, and believers in witchcraft protected themselves with a variety of different methods, including painting their windows blue, keeping bread in the drawer, washing undergarments in water from seven different sources, never leaving nail clippings or cut hair on the floor, putting their shirts on backwards…..

In many regions of France, the ritual gathering of mushrooms in the autumn (but also spring spring and summer depending upon the weather), is a culture in itself. Whole families or groups of friends make a day of it, and head off ‘à la recherche des champignons’

I swear.... In the 12th century, Catalans already had a well developed sense of identity and pride. This ancient Catalan oath of allegiance was sworn by the leaders of the council  to the monarch of…

Nearly 30 years after his death in 1989, Salvador Dalí’s remains were exhumed this week in order take DNA samples to resolve a paternity case. He was buried in a crypt beneath the Dali museum in Figueres.

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