Cultural Exchange

Lloret De Mar

 

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The beach of Lloret de Mar

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.

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It’s a small touristy town

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.

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A realistic painting of the fort in Lloret by my host grandfather

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.

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My host grandparents’ vintage home

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

xx mahi

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24 thoughts on “Lloret De Mar

  1. Hi Mahi!!!
    🎉🎊🎉🎊
    Listening from you after a long time. I enjoyed the blog and especially the photos📷, they were PRETTY good. I loved your host grandfather’s house and paintings🎨. They were amazing. I saw the countryside🏞 of Spain from your eyes, and it’s awesome. And do they really have lunch for 5-6 hours?!?! Write more often. Adios
    🎉🎊🎉🎊

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  2. Looks like you’re having a great and unique experience in Catalunya! It’s nice to learn about family life in another country as it brings the world closer together!

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  3. Mahi
    Nicely worded experiences. Your grand parents house is worth visiting. Please ask them to invite us too. Hahaha.
    The Fort painting and your pictures are amazing. Pl give compliments to your host Grandfather. Enjoy and keep sharing it. You can make it in your travel diary later. Best regards KK

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  4. Wow! Liked the write and loved the pictures. Thank you for the virtual treat and keep up the good work of updating us with your beautiful exchange experience.

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  5. Amazing!! you are very fortunate to experience this ! I am glad for your decision to be off the regular track to explore another world !! . Looks like lunches are as we Indian people do, for quite a few hours except dancing 🙂 Loved everything and keep it up my dear.

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  6. Very interesting pictures. They tell their own story of a beautiful town and a vibrant family.
    Enjoying Spain through your blog. Keep writing and keep posting lovely pictures.

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