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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Burns Night in Lloret

 Last night Rabbies Bar in Lloret de Mar held their Burns supper night to celebrate a special day in the Scottish calendar - the birthday of Rabbie Burns. The traditional meal of haggis, tatties and neeps was dished up for everyone was great night with standing room only! So on behalf of everyone thanks to Hammy, Linda, Colin and also the 'dinner ladies' who dished out the food they all worked so hard to make it such an enjoyable evening.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Bus from Girona or Barcelona to Andorra or Perpignan

Arriving at Girona or Barcelona and travelling onto either Andorra or Perpignan? then there is an excellent bus service operated by FrogBus! From Girona the bus picks up at the airport and also the bus and train station. The journey to Andorra from Girona can take as little as 3.5 hrs!
This bus service could also benefit rugby fans who travel to this area to watch their teams playing the Catalan Dragons at Perpignan. In Lloret de Mar and other nearby resorts we often have rugby fans who have booked a hotel for few days with intentions of travelling on to Perpignan for their game, with the FrogBus from Girona you can be in Perpignan in less than 2 hours. More details along with ticket prices and times for any of these journeys can be found on the FrogBus website.

Just now if you book a return Journey online before 25th January you will only pay  for a single trip, for example - Girona to Perpignan will only cost you €18 for the round trip, a great price! This price is available for any journey taken before March 31st

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Lloret de Mar in the winter.

Who would have thought that this is same place which has had so much bad publicity in the past! Lloret is 
known for its great nightlife and clubbing scene which may deter some people from taking their holidays here,   but what they dont know is that it is a holiday resort which caters for everyone! We have great restaurants, shops of every description in traffic free shopping areas, and top class hotels...there's no need to be amongst the noise of the night club area. You can come to Lloret and have a very relaxing holiday if you wish. These early morning winter scenes show just what a beautiful place Lloret is! 

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Shopping at Lloret's Indoor Market

Almost all the towns in Spain have their own indoor market where the locals will do most of their weekly shopping for meat, fish, fruit and veg. These indoor markets are usually open from Monday to Saturday but as well as these there are weekly outdoor markets which are very popular with tourists. Lloret's municipal market is situated in the old part of town just a few minutes walk from the bus station. Find the markets location by taking a look at this MAP which also shows all the best supermarkets in Lloret de Mar.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Lloret's Charity Swim

It wasn't a very suitable day for taking to the sea this morning but never the less lots of people did  just that for the annual tradition of taking their first plunge of the year for charity! Well done to all those who were brave enough to take part as I'm sure that today has been the coldest we've had for some time now. Even though it was raining quite heavy just before the event there were also lots of spectators there to watch, but I should think that all those who were there this morning are now back at home with the heating on!
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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

January sunrise in Lloret

 You need to set your alarm to capture shots like these of the early morning sunrise in Lloret!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Lloret de Mar Markets

Lloret Market
Local Spanish markets are always a huge tourist attraction for holiday makers and if you are visiting Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava this year then you have a great choice of easy to reach markets.

Lloret Market
 Lloret's local market is held every Tuesday near to the Olympic hotel complex on the edge of town.
 From the roundabout by Lloret de Mar bus station just take the road leading out of town between the garage and the Casino Royal hotel, a steady walk will bring you to the market in about 10 minutes.
Lloret Market
Two nearby resorts also hold very good markets, you can reach these easily by bus from the bus station. Blanes market is held every Monday right on the the edge of the towns beach! To visit Blanes market just get the L1 bus at the bus station, first buying your ticket at the kiosk inside. The next market to visit is at Tossa de Mar - held on Thursdays, again buying your ticket at the kiosk before getting on the bus for Tossa de Mar. On the way to Tossa you will have some fantastic views of the coastline so don't forget to take your camera!
Blanes Market
 The largest market in the area is Tordera and is held every Sunday, when the whole town becomes one huge marketplace. Excursions to Tordera can be booked through your hotel or the Laietana office by the bus station. This market is only about 30 minutes drive from Lloret, but because of its location is not very easy to reach by public transport. 
Tordera Market

Monday, January 07, 2013

Lloret weather in January

 Just lately we are having excellent weather by the coast here in Lloret de Mar, it almost seems that summer is not too far away again! Temperatures rose to 22ºc over the weekend, but I'm sure that we will be getting colder weather before too long so until then we can enjoy the sunny dry weather and these early morning sunrise photos taken just this morning