June 03, 2008

Girona...
I will have to backtrack a little bit here to before I left for Morocco. I spent a bit of time in Girona, which is in Catalunya near Barcelona (where RyanAir flies instead of right to Barcelona). It's actually a nice little city, with some cool buildings. But my highlight in Girona was the white chocolate croissant! I've never seen it anywhere else, and it literally melted in my mouth. Amazing...


Being in Catalunya itself was interesting, because the people don't speak 'Spanish' per se, they speak Catalan. The region is fiercly autonomous (as you can see from the graffiti), and I think that the difference in language is a big part of it. You can actually study at university in Catalan and not in Castilian ('Spanish').

1 comment:

Diane said...

Yes, Catalogne is not Spain...it was the subject of heated discussions between south americans and catalan friends...
Sometimes catalans go a bit too far (French catalans are no better)!