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Monday, March 31, 2008

Barcelona - High Speed Train.

A new train service started between Barcelona - Madrid on the 20th Feb. The new AVE route has three classes, either tourist, first or club. Prices for tourist class (the one I travelled!) is approx 101€, 1st class 152€, club 182€ one way depending on the time chosen to travel. If a return journey is booked there is a 20% discount on the return journey.There are several trains through the day, roughly every hour. The journey time is 3 1/4 hrs travelling at 300 kms per hr.
For more details see the RENFE website.

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fenals - new post office!

At long last it looks as though the residents of Fenals are going to get our own post-office. It is near the entrance of the Aquarium hotel behind the tabacs shop on the main road in Fenals opposite the Caprabo supermarket. As yet it is not yet ready to open but judging by the work already done it shouldnt be too long now.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Lloret de Mar - Weather

The weather for the Cost Brava has been dreadful this holiday week- end. It always seems to take a turn for the worse at Easter, but this year seems to be worse than ever.
We travelled up to Lloret from Barcelona yesterday evening after arriving back after a few weeks holiday on the Costa del Sol, trying to escape the winter here in Lloret! On arriving at Barcelona at about 3.30pm the weather wasn't bad at all, but then it started raining and just got heavier and heavier!
When we reached Santa Susanna it was quite dark and could see that the beach looked very pale...then we realised it was snow. It was completely covered!
It's the first time after living here for 4yrs that I have ever seen it! On reaching Lloret it was just raining but very cold, so it looks like our plans to escape the winter here failed...

Not to worry we'll try again next year!