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#37: Castells - Catalunya's Human Castles

Many hands make light work, as the old saying goes. This is the principle that Castellers base themselves on, in the most literal sense. Those who might have caught a glimpse of the rather impressive “human towers” may admire the structures involved, the precision that’s needed, let alone the sheer amount of strength – but it’s much more than physical power. 590 more words


End of an era and a start of another

The last few days of winter have been a whirlwind. Martin McGuinness resigned and forced new elections in Northern Ireland. Sinn Fein surged leading calls to reject Brexit and the threat of a hard border separating north and south. 982 more words


The Catalan Coast

The “coast” part of this phrase, “The Catalan Coast,” is fairly self-explanatory. The Mediterranean Sea makes up the eastern border of both Spain and France, and the coast just north and south of the boundary between those two countries is the parcel of land in question here. 1,198 more words

Barcelona: The City of Gaudi

Like every seafood lover, I had always kept Barcelona on my travel bucket list.

Last November, I finally arranged a one-week trip to Barcelona. I also had the chance to catch up with a friend, who is studying at UAB. 667 more words