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Backpackers House BCN – Barcelona, Spain

http://www.hostelz.com/hostel/58913-Backpackers-House-BCN I normally avoid laughing at the attempts of foreigners to converse in English – being conversationally maladroit in several languages, I feel their pain. I make an exception for this hostel’s promoter, simply because, beneath the mangled English, his enthusiasm is palpable. Amongst the services provided: Service of cleanness of rooms. (Yes, even the […]

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Sardana – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sardana Separatist movements specialise in promoting the members’ “otherness”, making them prickly and exclusive. I tend not to support sovereignty movements, but I came out of Barcelona with plenty of Catalunyan flag stickers and pins to show my support. One of the most endearing experiences I’v ever had was witnessing a Sardana dance outside Barcelona’s […]

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