Les Balades en Estives   Update We are all lying by a lake in a valley high above the tiny Conflent village of Nohedes, relaxing after the walk up through tall beech trees and pine…

HERE BE DRAGONS   by Frank Parkinson Catalan Country has long been home to passionate supporters of Rugby in both its forms, though Rugby à quinze (Union) has had a larger following than Rugby à…

There are not many disadvantages to living in the P.-O but the heavy winds that sometimes batter the region are worth knowing about. Three regional winds are the Tramontane, the Marin and the Sirocco. La Tramontana…

  Castells and castellers       Castellers originated at the end of the 18th century in Valls, Tarragona, when rival groups of people called “colles”, began to compete in constructing human towers. Those who…