One of the most scenic places I’ve seen here in Catalunya has to be Lloret de Mar. Its a touristy town around an hour and a half from Badalona. It also happens to be where my host father was born and hence most of my extended host family lives in Lloret.
My first weekend in Lloret, we lived at my host grandparents’ house. It is a beautiful and vintage home. My host grandfather is an artist and has done multiple paintings, often of landscapes in and around Catalunya, which are displayed all throughout the house! He also has his own studio in the garage.
The crystal clear waters were really a refreshing change from the beaches in Barcelona. The first day we just looked around Lloret and relaxed in the house.
The second day, we went to the Santa Clotilde botanical gardens. It was a beautiful Italian- inspired garden on top of a cliff, overlooking the sea. Probably one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever been to.
We then went for lunch to my host uncles house. Here in Spain, weekend lunches with the family can last up to 5-6 hours. Eating, drinking and sometimes dancing.
My second weekend in Lloret, we went to a medieval fair where the stall-owners were dressed up as people from the middle ages. They were selling all things from handmade soap to rustic lamps and delicious Spanish food.
Sorry that I haven’t uploaded a new blog for almost a month but I’m getting back on track! Anyways have an adventurous day