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A Monkfish supper on the Costa birthday surprise!

I’ve just had a super birthday present, a complete surprise organised by Johnny who took me to Begur on the Costa Brava for the weekend. I had said to Johnny a little while ago that I would like to go to a fish restaurant for my birthday because we hardly ever eat fish, so Johnny went one better than that and booked a weekend at “La Indiana” boutique hotel in Begur. We had not only one but two wonderful meals out in fish restaurants. Thank you Johnny! I’m sure many of you have visited this region of Spain, it was the first time for me. I’ve included a link to a website written in English, below, so you can continue reading in English. Tell me what you think…

Did you know.....

Did you know that hunting and selling corals were the major activities in this coastal village at the start of the 16th century? However, a crisis in the coral industry, caused by the Phylloxera bacteria, forced the locals to cross the Atlantic Ocean towards countries like Cuba.

The Costa Brava (meaning rugged coast) is one of the most beautiful, pollution-free areas that still exist in the Mediterranean. Stretching some 200 km along Spain’s northern coast it includes beaches like Playa d'Aro, Palamos, Roses and Platja de Pals but also gorgeous smaller beaches located between rocky coves like Aigua Xelida, Sa Tuna,

Sa Riera, Platja Fonda and Aiguablava in Begur.

The local produce, cuisine and wines are world famous. The local people, industrious and energetic as they are, still know how to enjoy life and a good fiesta will bring out the whole village. The local folk dance, the Sardana, may not seem a tourist event but it is celebrated several times a month by the whole community just for the simple fun of it. The ancient churches tolling out the hours, the museums, the summer music festivals (classical, jazz and rock) and the giant outdoor discos surrounded by woodlands provide for every cultural taste.

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