Catalonia Day 2

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, Cataluña,
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

After a peaceful night in Girona and a filling breakfast it was time to head to the old part of Girona to explore the roman and gothic heart of town. As with most of Europe Girona has roman heritage dating back around 2500 years but the heart of Girona focuses more around the influence of the Jewish and catholic communities in the middle ages. There is evidence that Jews lived in Girona from 900ad to 1491 when the catholics gave them the choice to leave, convert or die. We did a 2 hr walking tour followed by a tour of the Jewish museum. Our guide was really good and made for an interesting morning. We had lunch in Girona before heading to the highlight of the day, Montserrat.

Montserrat is the highest set of mountains in Catalonia and by far the most breathtaking. I've put some pictures up as words struggle to describe. At the heart of the peaks lies the monastery that still today has 80 permanent monks that reside there. Once at the top we took in the amazing views and took a tour of the public parts of the monastery before leaving just as the sun began to set. An amazing sight. I also has the opportunity to say a prayer and light a candle in remembrance of Uncle Edwin, sorry it wasn't a Lutheran church but they are few and far between in the catholic Spain.

After departing Montserrat and taking the winding road back down the mountain we headed for the seaside town of Sitges where we would spend the night. We stayed at a great little hotel on the beach and after another amazing meal it was off to bed.

Sex is like playing bridge, if you haven't got a good partner, you better have a good hand.

Lukey B
A Baker Abroad
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Vicki on

Thanks Luke, What a beautiful place to remember him!

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