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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Summer has arrived in Lloret!

 21ºc today and it really feels as though the summer season has got off to a good start. Today we had a trip over to the beautiful little beach of Santa Fransesc where there were a few people there making the most of the early summer sun!

We are now seeing more tourists in town as they arrive for their Easter holidays with this the hotels, bars and shops etc are now opening their doors for what we all hope will be a successful season.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Visiting Andorra

 In just a little over a 3 hour drive from Lloret de Mar you can visit a totally different world - away from the mild winter climate of the Costa Brava coast you can be in the well known ski resort of Andorra. For our stay we were in the pretty village of Arinsal just by the 'Gondola' which takes skiers up the mountain.
Andorra is also known for its cheaper shopping and attracts people from Spain and France who visit the large hypermarkets and department stores to stock up on not only essential household shopping but they can also take advantage of cheaper alcohol and tobacco products...but owing to customs control you are very limited on the amount of tobacco and cigarettes etc you can import in Spain. 

Andorra la Vell shopping centre.

The Gondola cable car.
Snowy views from the ski slopes!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lloret de Mar weather

We have a very grey and rainy morning to start the week today in Lloret...These still shots are taken at 8.15 from the live webcams located around town. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

63 Costa Brava Rally

 Lloret de Mar is almost prepared for this weekends 63 Costa Brava Rally...the oldest one in Spain! The race starts on Friday 13th from from the podium in front of the town hall at 5pm. 

Lets hope the weather stays as good as it has been these last few days...but sadly this may not be so as the forecast is for rain most of next week