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Avoiding jet lag with a few simple steps

A flight to different timezones can really mess with the body. The beginning of you trip can become disturbed by jet lag. A major side effect of a long-haul flight is disturbed sleep — such as insomnia, early waking or… Continue Reading →

10 km Walk Vs. Ten Mins by car to Mont Saint-Michel

The accumulation of mud dripping from my boots intensified with each step I took. The sun was disappearing, the further away the silhouette of Mont Saint-Michel was, the closer we were—but it was getting dark and the salt marshes were making… Continue Reading →

Exploring Paris with Victor Hugo

To celebrate the birthday of France’s most valued writer we decided to explore Victor Hugo’s Paris. We visited the top five spots to get a taste for Hugo’s life and work. We began at the end, his resting place. PANTHÉON:… Continue Reading →

Running and writing – one in the same?

This morning was the first weekday morning in 6 weeks that we decided to sleep in. A month and a half into our training programme and from day one we have got up at 6.30am every morning (Monday to Friday,… Continue Reading →

A Train Trip to #Girona

On a sunny Sunday, we decided to take a break from the city and travel to a small town an hour out of Barcelona. We were going on an AVE train – though we didn’t realise that when we purchased… Continue Reading →

A Stand Against Illegal Tourist Apartments #fairtourismBCN

Last year alone the price of rental properties in Barcelona rose by 16%. Locals blame the tourists, in particular, the rising price and attractiveness to make more money from using rental apartments for tourism. In Barcelona, you need to have… Continue Reading →

Sundays are for living!

As a boy walks up to order his cheese from the local market he’s offered his usual. Two pieces of fuet, a dried meat with a white fermented outside. The boy replies, “No, no, tomorrow, I’ll get that tomorrow.” The butcher… Continue Reading →

L’Hortet del Forat – The little garden in the hole

There is a council worker picking up rubbish in his green hi-visibility outfit. A short lady with short brown hair walks past with her balky adult son. She stops to talk to the worker, “guapisimo” she says. Handsome. Return to… Continue Reading →

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