Puicerdà, Llívia and Catalonia on both sides of the French Border

I’m walking down a dusty path in the Catalan Pyrenees. Dark clouds are building overhead, whipped up by the heat. A breeze whispers past, bringing the smells of

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Cannabis in Barcelona – weed clubs and getting high in a “legal grey area”

Just down the street from my flat, there’s a brown door. It’s between a Pakistani barber shop and a bike rental place. The door has a big black

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Ribes de Freser and Vall de Nuria – hiking in Catalonia

Hey there! Just wanted to give a heads up about a couple of places that are worth visiting if you’re spending some time in Catalonia. Morena and I

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Walking in Montserrat, Catalonia, Spain

Hey hey! As you know if I’ve been here before, part of my mission is to show you all the dusty trails of Spain’s more rural areas. So

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Random thoughts #4: fire in Barceloneta, election year and Covid

So. Been a while. I thought I’d come back with a few random thoughts. ‘Cause, you know… Shit’s been hoppin’ around here. Post-lockdown, I’m just spending all my

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The long, hard road out of Vielha

To the south of Vielha the path heads up the mountain. The river is on my right, and the last houses of the village are behind me. It’s

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