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    Weather Forecast

    by DPando Written Jul 21, 2005

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    take a look these pages...the first show a rain radar for Catalunya update every 12 minutes
    The second one is just the forecast for next days

    http://www.meteocat.com/marcs/marcos_observacio/marcs_radar.htm

    http://www.tvcatalunya.com/eltemps/

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    Siesta!

    by Meadows11 Written Mar 3, 2005

    One of the things that I was most impressed by during my time in Spain was the relaxed, easy-going vibe that I got. Everyone I met seemed really chilled out, and in all the time I've spent there, I don't think I ever saw someone in a rush!!

    Each afternoon small shops and other places of work shut for a couple of hours for a relaxing kip. This is what they call siesta, and if you ask me it sounds like a bloody good idea!

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    The legality of it...

    by caribou_ire Written Feb 12, 2005

    Would you believe that it's legal to have marijuana plants growing in your house in Spain?! Anyone (over 18 i presume) is allowed possess 2 pot(t) plants of the marijuana variety!
    While in Spain i dipped my proverbial finger into green paint, and began my own career as as horticulture-er.

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    Here kitty kitty!

    by seamandrew Updated Nov 24, 2003

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    I was a bit shocked to see this in such a large city, but there were countless stray cats roaming the city. Especially near Montju?c and Palau Nacional. They're all so cute, but you can't help feel bad for these little creatures. I'm not sure if this large stray population can be attributed to negligence on behalf of the city's government or just an uncontrollable problem.

    This little kitty was minding its own business, answering a call to mother nature, when all of a sudden it realized it was also posing for VT'ers all around the world!

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    Tourist office.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Oct 18, 2010

    You find the tourist office at Plaza Catalunya, and it can be little difficult to see it. It is found under the square, and you go there through the stairs.

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    LAS RAMBLAS DRINKING FOUNTAIN

    by hevbell Updated May 26, 2006

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    Legend has it that if you drink the water from these fountains near the top of Las Ramblas, you will return to Barcelona some day

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    Henna tatoo at the beach

    by ostia Written Nov 4, 2005

    Asian ladies make henna-tatoo at the beach.
    I had Che Guevara on my shoulder. It costed appr. 3 euros.

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