Posted by Aspasios on November 9, 2012
This is a such a lovely time to be in Catalonia.
The leaves are turning as autumn gets going and produces some amazing colours. The chestnut trees are dropping their chestnuts and it is traditional to cook them over an open fire, or there are castañeras on some street corners cooking chestnuts and boniatos for a true fast food fix.
Chestnuts roasting in the street-Barcelona's castañeras
Mushroom season is in full swing; the locals head out of town on the weekend to their favourite (secret) spot and collect the bolets and girgolas and tens of other fungi that sunshine after rain brings, and the restaurants are full of special plates. Confused as to which are good to eat and which are poisonous? The local townfolk will set you straight and there are still some pharmacies/chemists that will sort the good from the bad.
The weather is not hot yet not cold, so it’s best to leave the house dressed in layers and if you’re lucky you’ll get down to a teeshirt during the day.
The Christmas decorations are going up. Love it or hate it, it’s that time when the streets are hung with some incredible lights that get lit from December 1st onwards. And there’s that special feeling that Christmas isn’t too far off; plans are made, the shops are full, and the kids are getting excited.
And the added bonus is that we’re out of the summer high season so prices have fallen. At Aspasios we have some great deals available and you generally don’t need to book months in advance. We’ve got some gorgeous family suites right in the centre of Barcelona if you’re after a serviced apartment suite, just a few blocks from the excitement of Paseo de Gracia and the shops of the Eixample Izquerra.
Posted by Aspasios on November 7, 2012
If you have ever seen the television series of Nitro Circus then you will know that watching them live will be an amazing experience. Dare devil stunts, dirt biking and adrenaline pumping performances are the order of the day with Nitro Circus. It all began with a television series on MTV. Their popularity quickly grew and soon a 3D movie was being released. Now they are touring the world.
Nitro Circus Live in Barcelona
Their show Nitro Circus Live is coming to Barcelona on 7th December. It will be held in the Palau St Jordi and tickets are selling fast. It is not for the faint hearted, but both kids and adults will enjoy watching the death defying stunts an exciting performances.
The crew have toured all over Europe this year but it doesn’t stop there. Next year will see them head off to Australia and New Zealand for another bunch of tour dates. It’s an exciting time for Nitro Circus, so don’t miss out! Grab yourself some tickets asap.
Posted by Aspasios on October 11, 2012
If you enjoy a hop on, hop off bus tour then grab yourself a ticket for the Donosti Tour. You will enjoy commentary via a headset and get a chance to see all the top sites in San Sebastian. The bus climbs Monte Igueldo and provides a breathtaking view of the coastline as it does so.
A surf lesson at Pukas
Surfing at Pukas
Pukas is a fantastic stretch of beach that is perfect for novice surfers. There are surfboards and wet suits for hire on the beach and surf lessons are offered too. You can learn to surf alone or in a group, it’s up to you!
Parque de Atracciones
There are roller coasters, carousels, pony rides and plenty more besides at the park. Treat the whole family to a fun day out that you won’t forget in a hurry!
Another great way to head up Monte Igueldo is on the funicular-railway. This provides you with a fabulous view over the whole of San Sebastian and offers you an opportunity to travel on a more usual style of transport.
As well as these fun activities San Sebastian offers stunning beaches, restaurants, bars and plenty of shopping opportunities too. It is most definitely a top European holiday destination.