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A Treasure in Catalan

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Girona is a city in northeastern Spain of nearly 100,000 inhabitants and is steeped in a rich history that dates back to 79 BC.   It is the capital of the province that shares it name (Province of Girona) and is located just an hour northeast of Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona.  The diversity, historical significance, and beautiful panorama makes this area of Spain an ideal destination for a vacation.   

When we think of Europe, we are typically focused on the larger, more notable locations like London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Austria, Rome, Venice, Lisbon and Madrid, to name a few.  However, along with these destinations comes the stress of getting around and seeing the sights in overcrowded conditions and extremely heavy traffic.  Logistics can be a nightmare, and if not planned flawlessly, your trip can quickly turn into a nightmare. 

Now imagine a place where you are just a few kilometers from the beautiful beaches of the Mediterranean, or a short car ride from the majestic views of Pyrenees Mountains - some of the most storied peaks in the world.  It is a smaller, more serene geography, where things go a little bit slower and are a lot less crowded.  The nearby beaches, although beautiful and well maintained, are not crammed with tourists trying to beat the heat, but are comfortably sparse.  They make you feel as though you have staked out your own private domain to sun and enjoy the cool waves and breezes of the Mediterranean Sea. 

It's a quiet, remarkable geography, with not only wonderful vistas, but also a rich and storied history that you can explore during your visit.  There really isn't a shortage of things to do while in Girona, which is located in the historic Catalan Region.  But unlike the busier regions of Europe, the stress of travel takes a backseat to relaxation.

Here, they relax.  And should you visit, you will, as well.  And while you are there if you get a yearning for the hustle and bustle of the larger European cities, Barcelona, with a population of over 4 million, is just a short ninety minute drive away. 

Accommodations are plentiful in the region, but a rustic bed and breakfast is an ideal way to enjoy the full experience of your visit.  I recommend that you stay at Can Selleretas, located at C/Sant Pere nº8 17474 Vilamacolum, Girona, Spain‎.   Can Selleretas will provide you with a comfortable stay at reasonable prices.  The food is outstanding and is representative of the tastes of the local gentry.  You can be sure that during your stay at Can Selleretas you will get a generous sampling of the local cuisine!  For booking information, please visit their web site at or like them on Facebook.  

If you are looking for a remarkable, memorable trip to Europe that will take you off the beaten path, you will want to consider making a trek to this region of northeastern Spain.  And while you are there, be sure to drop in and say hello to our good friends at Can Selleretas! 

Enjoy the slide show below, courtesy of Can Selleretas.   Simply click on the first slide to start the show.



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Alonzo A. Heath

I am  a writer and I live in Ohio.  I have authored the content of LonnieHeath.Com for over ten years.   I am  also a regular contributor to Success Central and Successfully Selling.   You can find me on Google+ and Twitter.  Check out my new book, "Seven Days in June" on



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