Community, Events, Fiesta

Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú – Les Comparses

Today is the third and final post on the festivities of Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú! I know Carnaval has finished but just think of this as extending the party. Last Sunday morning Mark and I met in his barrio and walked down into town. He had warned me to wear shoes that I wouldn't… Continue reading Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú – Les Comparses

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Community, Events, Fiesta

Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú – Friday’s Parade

Today is the second of three posts on the festivities of Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú! You can read the first post here. Friday we held our writers' group at my house and followed it with a short walk in the vineyard. Then we headed to Vilanova for the festivities. As we walked into town… Continue reading Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú – Friday’s Parade

Community, Events, Fiesta

Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú – Meringada

Today is the first of three posts on the festivities of Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú! I have never attended Carnaval or Mardi Gras and truthfully have never really had any interest. Our friend Mark has been telling us about how special Carnaval is in Vilanova and how different it is from others in the… Continue reading Carnaval in Vilanova i la Geltrú – Meringada

Events, Exploring

Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar

Yesterday, we attended an Open Day at the Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar. The circuit is a concrete oval constructed in 1923. The banking is sixty to ninety degrees. Insane! To give you an idea of the difference to tracks you may be familiar with, Daytona is about thirty-one degrees and Talladega is thirty-three degrees banking. The… Continue reading Autódromo de Sitges-Terramar

Events, Fiesta

Tres Tombs in Vilanova i la Geltrú

Thursday, we went to Tres Tombs in Vilanova i la Geltrú. This is a new festa (fiesta) for us but one that dates back to the thirteen hundreds. According to the Vilanova Tourism website  'On January 17 of each year the festival of the "Tres Tombs" is held, a festive patrimony of Catalonia, in honor of the… Continue reading Tres Tombs in Vilanova i la Geltrú