Posts by: David

This summer FC Barcelona is heading for the USA for a series of friendlies, before returning for business as usual in August.

As well as the Gamper Trophy, being played on August 22nd against an as yet undecided team, Barça will also be playing in the Spanish Supercup. This cup is played between the winners […]

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A new documentary about the attack on a Civil Guard barracks in Vic is to be shown on May 25th, 20 years after the fact.

Mientras los niños jugaban

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Yesterday saw the Catalan parliament vote to ban bullfighting in Catalonia from 2012. However, the move, which was supported by the three main pro-Catalan parties, has been widely condemned in other areas of Spain and is likely to be challenged. The BBC report notes:

In the end the vote passed by an absolute majority – […]

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Ryanair’s poor level of customer service has once again hit the headlines after a Ryanair flight to Girona was delayed to striking air traffic controllers in France. While striking French air traffic controllers is something to be expected at this time of year, the airlines refusal to serve food or drinks while sitting on the […]

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Ryanair is blaming the UK government’s air passenger duty for its planned 16% cut in UK winter capacity, saying that it would cut costs and boost profits by moving operations to new bases at Barcelona and Valencia.

“Speaking in London, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary said flights to three Irish airports from the UK would […]

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“Mary-Ann Gallagher recommends a trip to Barcelona for its streetlife, culture and tapas cuisine.”

Read “Barcelona, Spain: My kind of town” on The Telegraph

Mary-Ann Gallagher recommends a trip to Barcelona for its streetlife, culture and tapas cuisine.

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BMIBaby has announced Barcelona is included in its summer 2011 flight schedule from East Midland Airport. It is among 16 top European destinations offered to travellers between March and October next year.

“The destinations bmibaby has confirmed it will be flying to from East Midlands next summer are Alghero, Alicante, Almeria, Barcelona, Cologne, Dubrovnik, Faro, […]

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A cruise from Barcelona to San Juan in Puerto Rico features on the list of 20 best travel deals by Arthur Frommer in an article on thestar.com. The recommendation features at #7, noting:

“From $57 a day, two weeks in length, on ships supplying all the normal amenities, these are known as “repositioning cruises” because […]

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SinceJune 24th Spanish airline Vueling has been operating a flight between Edinburgh and Barcelona, opening the route up to thousands of Scottish travellers looking to escape to warmer climes. Vueling has three flights per week, in addition to its existing UK operations between London Heathrow and Bilbao, La Coruna and Seville.

The article in Travel […]

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“From this week on, and until the end of the month, stalls on the Rambla that are licensed to sell animals will start moving over to a new line of business, selling gift items as well as quality and protected designation of origin (PDO) goods. Four of these stalls will be starting the new line […]

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