One thing that keeps coming in my memory is the striking silhouette of the medieval castle overlooking the town of Begur, with its numerous colonial-style houses, the layout and profile of the streets and alleys of the old town. Despite of its touristic character, the village has important historical remnants that go back in early history. The...more
Most people try to rush Begur on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Begur properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Begur we saw on a city map that the small town of Begur is divided into three areas - the historical old town, the area...more
Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Begur old town's principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won't do justice to the entire city of Begur...more
Begur is a city a lot of history indeed. The medieval town had its golden age long, long ago as the area was a Greek colony before it was won and treasured by the Romans. The compact town of Begur is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Begur is Spain, and yet it is a culture unto itself. It was an small city of the ancient...more
Once were inside we had a good look at the interior. It’s not a particular rich church, but still gives away some beautiful ‘secrets’. Of course the beautiful stained glasses are worth a closer look. We noticed that the church has a single nave with some interesting vaults. The apse is semicircular on the outside while the inside remains of...more
Although we were quite early when we first arrived at the Church of St. Pere in Begur we were already allowed to enter it. A huge advantage of our early arrival was the fact that there were almost no tourists. Either the bus / coach was still on his way to the village and church or everybody was having a breakfast at the terraces of their hotels....more
There's nothing more synonymous with Spanish cuisine than tapas, the tradition of eating small dishes as an appetizer, snack or in combination to form a main meal of the day. The latter has become a growing trend worldwide in recent decades, and that should come as no surprise to food-lovers: after all what could be better than mixing and matching...more
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Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris and Sam Tarragona Corfu by plane this holiday and drove some distances by car on the island itself and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you.
Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise toys. Do remember that balls are not a good idea as they can end up anywhere! Our best buys were definitely books, especially sticker books are great! They can peel the stickers off, are glossy, have thick pages to turn easy, have bright colours and come in endless subjects. They're a nice break from the other books your child might be tired of, too. Put aside fears of setting poor eating habits, and bring on the snacks! We told Iris: “Welcome to the world of boredom eating."
If your child is big ask for earplugs as soon as you board the aircraft. Make use of them for take-off then save them for landing as the crew may not have any fresh ones left by then. Also let them eat candies, this helps the kids tremendously if they don't know how to pop their ears.
Toy bars meant for stroller use are a big help in the car, as they often feature toys plus a snack cup, and are big and easy for you to grab from the front seat for refills. During the car trip it’s always a good idea to play a game and sing some songs. It sounds rather easy, but it does work!
We only have one last statement! Just do it! Don’t be afraid that it might go wrong. We have learned this, because we have been travelling with Iris from the beginning. She was only 6 weeks young when we had our first short vacation and stayed in a hotel. Iris has been used to it rather fast and (maybe because of it) has always been an easy kid to get along with.
Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Spain is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Spain with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.
There are three main types of voltage converter. Resistor-network converters will usually be advertised as supporting something like 50-1600 Watts. They are light-weight and support high-wattage electrical appliances like hair dryers and irons. However, they can only be used for short periods of time and are not ideal for digital devices. Some companies sell combination converters that include both a resistor network and a transformer in the same package. This kind of converter will usually come with a switch that switches between the two modes. If you absolutely need both types of converter, then this is the type to buy.
Outlets in Spain generally accept 1 type of plug: Two round pins (see the picture). If your appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug adapter. Depending on how much you plan to travel in the future, it may be worthwhile to get a combination voltage converter and plug adapter.
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?
The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies tend to be more aggressive and females more passive. As adults, in spatial operations, men have the edge in such skills as negotiating a maze, reading a map, and quickly discriminating between right and left. Men also perform better than women when asked to visualize an object and imagine rotating it. On the other hand, women tend to perform better than men when asked to look at objects of different shapes, sizes, and colors, and then to group them in some order.
This still doesn't explian why a woman turns the map all around when a man is asking for the road to travel, while I like the map at one point so I can better visualize our position. Help!
Before we decided where we wanted to go during the summer of 2012, of course we did some research on Google about Begur and the entire area. One of the things that intrigued me immediately was the fact that there was an old town in the city center of this old medieval village. Placa de la Vila lies at the heart of this beautiful medieval hilltop...more
Without a doubt is the Plaça de la Vila the busy center of the town and a true tourist trap. But is this a good reason to avoid it and not visit it? No, not at all. You can also put this main square in the tip section "Must see"! And I can also tell you why :)All around this square you will see magnificent medieval buildings. For example the Casa...more
Begur is a medieval village which is being overlooked by the impressive Castle of Begur. The area was a Greek colony before it was won and treasured by the Romans. The castle is the clearest remainder of that era. Successive migrations since have confirmed what the local people have always known - this is a village that has a lot to offer! The old...more
Luggage and bags:
* Map and guidebook;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm.
Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
I can easily state that everything was taken care of perfectly by the organization. They launched a trampoline (for the kids) into the water and gave us perfect instructions how the handle the equipment en telling us about all the possible dangers and the no go areas. It's the calmness of the water and the crystal clarity makes this an ideal...more
So, off we went for our drive from Pals to L’Estartit and 25 minutes we arrived at this huge (free) parking lot at the Passeig Maritim. A 15 minute walk along the sea side brought us to the small office of the snorkeling company. They gave us 5 snorkels and the ticket to go on board. Just a short period of time we had to wait as the boat was right...more
Initially L’Estartit was a fishing village, but the influx of a large sum of visitors to the town during the summer months made a hug change to the village. Like many other tourist resorts around the world, massification and uncontrolled growth led the town to lose the charm that had made it popular in the first place. Lucky enough for L’Estartit...more