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Barcelona Costa Brava Villa Rentals


This blog is about the huge discounts on offer for villa rentals for the last week in August, 2017.  Here’s what’s going on: some holiday villa owners have gotten tired of not getting bookings for the end of the high-season and have progressively lowered rates over the years, to the point... Read More

Art exhibitions and street performances in Girona from 3rd to 5th Juny

Inund'Art is a meeting and multidisciplinary art show where the main public spaces in Girona City become an open exhibition. OUTSTANDING PROGRAMExhibitions in several public halls (Casa de Cultura, la Fundació Fita, La Carbonera i la Rambla).Artistic installations on several bridges and in... Read More

Can Selvata restaurant first course photo.

There's the salad bar you help yourself to as soon as you get in.  Then the waitress comes up and takes your order - see the menu page for Can Selvata.  In the photo you see my wine and water, my salad, bread, the ali-oli garlic paste I ordered (comes for free) and the first course of paella.  Read More

Example of menu

The midday menu at Can Selvata restaurant is €9.50 for a 4-course meal! Read More

Banyoles lake

After lunch we went for a swim in the gorgeous Banyoles lake. Here's my daughter jumping in! Read More

Restaurant Can Selvatà near Banyoles

Yesterday I had lunch at a place called Can Selvatà, a perfect example of a menu of home cooking.  It was €9.50 for a four-course meal, including a bottle of red wine from which I had about half.  I took a photo of the place from my table, and of the menu on offer, and of the à la carte menu... Read More

Hi, I'm Charlie, US ex-pat in Barcelona since 1987

This is out inaugural blog, our first ever attempt to reach out and share what we hope will be interesting content for those who plan to spend some holiday time in our villas in the Barcelona and Costa Brava regions of Catalonia, Spain. We will have plenty of content on the villas we offer and... Read More

Intro to "comida casolana" & the menu

Home cooking is best enjoyed at lunchtime, between 1 and 4 pm, when most restaurants are required by law to offer 3 or 4 course meal, including beverage (usually a bottle of wine) starting at about 10 Euros per person, all included.  Yes, 10 Euros! The variety of food on offer is amazing, and... Read More