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Nuevo Meetup: Re-Discovering Catalonia (I): La Garrotxa, the Volcanoes

From: Jose M.
Sent on: Saturday, July 17, 2010 12:27 PM
?Anunciamos un nuevo Meetup para Barcelona International Expats!

What: Re-Discovering Catalonia (I): La Garrotxa, the Volcanoes

When: s?bado 24 de julio de[masked]:45

Precio: EUR25,00 por persona

Where: Fabra i Puig Subway Station
Passeig de Fabra i Puig

We plan to do a hiking next 24 th July to visit two catalan emblematic places...
We would like to visit the Catalonia?s Volcanic area, la Garrotxa, and also visit of the magic places of our imagination, La Fageda d?en Jord?. This special forest has been very inspirational for some writers such as Joan Maragall.
Also, we would like to taste the volcanic cuisine from this area of Catalunya.
The plan is:
-8 a.m. We will depart from Barcelona by car at 8 from Sant Andreu Arenal station Parking. It is the building that appears on the picture below.The closest metro station is Fabra i Puig Station subway L1 station, take the exit to Rail Station. Just in case my cell number is[masked]-82.

-9.30 a.m. Take a coffee & croissant close to Girona
-10.15 Arriving to La Fageda d?en Jord?.
[masked] We will walk all the morning around the wonderful and inspiration forest.
-2 pm Lunch
The cuisine from this area is well-known as volcanic cuisine. The composition of the land is different from other parts of Catalonia because there were several volcanoes in the area. The cost of the menu is 21 ? (the meetup fee, this time 2 ?, is included in the price).
-3 pm Go to the swimming pool to take a fresh bath or nap :) (the entrance cost 4 ? and it is in the restaurant).
-5.30 pm Start a short hiking in the vulcanic area (Santa Margaria & the Croscat)
-20 Come back to get the car
-20.30 Departure from la Garrotxa to Barcelona
-22.15 Arrival to Barcelona, Fabra i Puig Station subway L1 station

The deadline for signing up and paying 25 ? is Thursday 22nd July (this price includes the menu, 19 ? VAT included, the swimming pool entrance, 4 ?, and the meetup fee,2 ?. Please, transfer the money to the following bank account: La Caixa[masked] [masked] (please, put your name).

What do you need for this hiking?

-Bring a car (now, we have a car but with only one seat available!)
- Sports and comfortable shoes (please do not bring high-heeled or salsa shoes!)
- Comfortable clothes, hat, sun cream, shorts, sunglasses and raincoat just in case
-Bring bath suit, towel and flip-flop shoes for the swimming pool
- Bring enough water; the temperature will be fresh in comparison to Barcelona. But, please remember that it is summer and you are in Spain.
- Sandwich, snacks to give you some energy
-Bring water; the temperature will be fresh in relation to Barcelona. But, please remember that summer and you are in Spain.
-To share expenses (Gas & Motorways)
- Do not forget your smile and enthusiasm! :)

I woud like to thank Octavi for his meetup idea and Marta from Olot for her restaurant suggestions.

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