Thursday, February 19, 2015

La Molina

Two weeks ago, my friends and I went to the mountains to spend the day. We drove to "La Molina"which is a 2h drive from Barcelona. You can also arrive by train which takes around 2:45 h. We had a fantastic day in the snow and on our way back we decided to stop at Castellar de N'Hug.

The road that goes from La Molina to Castellar de N'Hug has stunning views, we were stopping every five minutes to take pictures, and we just loved it.

Castellar de n'Hug

La Pobla de Lillet

View of Montserrat 
On our way back home, we were lucky as the sun was starting to go down behind Montserrat drawing a perfect silhouette of this amazing mountain.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Miss Sushi

Ok, so I don't really know how we ended up in this place, because, none of us really fancy sushi. Actually, I could even tell you that at least one of the four will prefer to die rather than put anything fishy in her mouth. But we were tired after Christmas shopping in l' ILLA and we just needed to seat somewhere and eat, and all the other places seem to be packed, so there we were, asking  the host guy if they had anything that it wasn't sushi in their menu in a restaurant that it is actually called " Miss Sushi".
     The guy laughed and told us that they had some noodles and rice and took us to the inside.  Oh my God, the place looked like Barbyland , we felt like we needed a chihuahua just to match with the place. Not but, believe me, we are not pink people, we are more like casual, only-decathlon-clothes kind of style , but even with  that, the decoration and the design of the place is so good that we felt kind of comfortable and happy. And the food was really nice and the service very friendly, so well done Miss Sushi people, I don't know where the association of pink an sushi comes from, but hey, it works. The perfect place to hang on with the girls after a hard shopping day, even if you don't like sushi.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

La Garrotxa: Sant Iscle de Colltort

Hello there! A quick little break of South Africa's posts to share some pictures of La Garrotxa , in Girona. Last year I was very lucky to spend some weekends in this little town called Sant Iscle de Colltort. My sister and her husband had been looking for a place to take a break from the city and they found this little jewel, in this tiny town. The views from their window were just a breathtaking. It was a pleasure to admire the beauty of the landscape and watch the seasons pass. They made a little allotment and even a chicken house and we all surrendered to the wild beauty of La Garrotxa.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

South Africa VIII: Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay

After the extraordinary experience in Kruger National Park, we couldn't wait to see the South African coast. We had 230 km from Port Elizabet to Plettenberg Bay, were we had booked our hostel, but there the roads were much better that in Mpumalanga,  so it was a pleasant and easy ride. Our first stop was at Jeffrey's Bay , a well-known surf spot .

Jeffreys Bay was very quiet as it was a weekday winter morning , All the terraces were empty and the sun wasn't shinning, so it was just a quick stop to see the sea. And then, we started enjoying the views of the N2.

A second stop in Storms river...

And then...We finally arrived to Plettenberg Bay (or Pletts as the locals call it). It was very cloudy but still we wanted to walk in the beach.

My sister had been telling all the trip that she will definitely swim in the sea. So, as soon as we put a foot on the beach she said it again. And my reply was," you can't swim here, is full of sharks". I didn't really mean it, as I know that it mustn't be easy to spot a shark and I knew that , at least during the summer,you can swim in many beaches. I just told her to tease her. But then I just looked into the see, and I couldn't believe it:

I pointed that to my sister and cousin and we were speechless, and amazed and excited and happy . We said: what the hell is that!!! It couldn't be a shark as it wasn't moving. So we took our cameras with the telobjective on and then we saw this:

And then this:

And we were so happy and surprised that in our first real walk on the beach we had spotted a whale and we took like hundred of pictures of her and felt like the luckiest girls in the world.

And this is all for today. I will probably take a break of South Africa posts but just a quick one, as I still have a lot to show you, the garden route, more whales in Hermanus, dassies ( they are so cute!), penguins, the amazing Cape Town, and of course, White Sharks . Stay tuned. ;)

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