Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wine and Mushrooms Tour - this October

Hey everyone! Just wanted to let you all know about a new tour The Spanish Touch has set up for this year: Of Mushrooms and Wine. The Barcelona-based tour includes some unique opportunities to visit wine and mushroom country as well as see several of the most interesting and fun local fairs surrounding them. This year we will be visiting the Cavatast celebration in the Penedes wine region and a mushroom festival in the heart of Mushroom country. And of course we include visits to Barcelona's most famous and interesting sites, as well as a few gastronomic treasures in the city itself. It promises to be a great time, don't miss this opportunity!

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Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tour de France in Spain

This year's Tour de France is underway, and we know the main protagonist in the form of Lance Armstrong. However, it also marks the first time in more than 40 years the Tour has passed through Barcelona, and tomorrow is the big day. Thursday, July 9 marks the date that the riders will wind their way down from the beautiful city of Girona ( to the heart of Barcelona itself, passing the Arc de Triumf, the Statue of Columbus, and finishing at the Olympic Stadium at Montjuic. While the city is preparing for the riders' reception, the people in the streets are divided on the issue. For many, it represents a great opportunity for Barcelona to show its splendors, and for others it is a headache that is interrupting trains, roads and public transportation. But whatever their feelings, the city is all set and ready to receive the biggest cycling event of the year with a full complement of activities at the Poble Espanyol and at the Citadel Park.

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