Monistrol de Montserrat Local Customs

  • Les Quatre Barres in the streets.
    Les Quatre Barres in the streets.
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  • Playing at the playgorund.
    Playing at the playgorund.
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  • Two round pins system.
    Two round pins system.
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    Friendly for little kids.

    by Jerelis Written Apr 10, 2013

    There are a lot of things you have no idea of once you're planning your trip. For us it is always a surprise how the facilities are for our two little kids. We were pleasantly amazed by the fact that Montserrat is a place that is very, very friendly for little kids.

    First of all (but we guess you'll find it anywhere) all the local people spoke to us about little Sam and his 'big' sister Iris. Sam was just over one year at that time. Everybody thought he was adorable and Iris was just about the perfect example of a sweet girl. It was also nice to hear that everybody said that we were great parents to take such a sweet and young kids on vacation, instead of leaving them home! Everybody gave them a little present or candy.

    But what truly amazed us was that every (little) part of the town has a very well organized and maintained playground for little kids. Some of them even have officials who guard the ground. It was great!

    Playing at the playgorund.
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    "Les Quatre Barres."

    by Jerelis Written Feb 22, 2013

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    The four bars on the 'senyera', the Catalan flag, are said to represent the four provinces: Barcelona, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. The Senyera is a vexillological symbol that consists of four red stripes on a golden background. It historically represented the king of Crown of Aragon; today is the flag of the Spanish Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

    The design derives from a legend of Guilfré el Pelós, first Count of Barcelona. It relates how he received a call for help from Charles the Bald, who was King of the West Franks and grandson of Charlemagne. Guilfré went to his aid and turned the tide of battle, but was mortally wounded. As he lay dying, Charles dipped his fingers in Guilfré's blood and dragged them accross his plain gold shield, giving him a grant of arms.

    We saw the Catalan flag at numerous of places. The Catalonian people are extremely proud of their own (beautiful) province.

    Les Quatre Barres in the streets.
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    Talk to someone who knows ...

    by Jerelis Written Feb 22, 2013

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    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.

    However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that you should be aware of and prepared for to make sure that the trip is as easy and enjoyable as possible. We always try to see everything once we're there, but this is not always an act of responsible travelling. We always talk to the locals and we know that they have the information about just the right spots to visit and how to undertake them. It will not only enhance your experiences but also avoid any unnecessary hassles.

    For me the travel tips I have written down in this section made the most of mine travel experience and I came home in the same happy, healthy state that I left.

    Explaining things to Iris.
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    Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    by Jerelis Written Feb 22, 2013

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    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.

    Two round pins system.
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