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All roads lead to… Rome or Barcelona?

Posted by edux127 on August 30, 2007

If you are on holidays and have any plan to rent a car and drive in Spain this weekend, I would say, “Don’t go now, postpone it till next weekend”.

Because you know, 31 of August, and it’s Friday, I mean it’s a “Operación Salida”

(Return Rush). Everybody comes home, oh sweet home, from summer holidays.

If you can’t  to avoid to drive highways this weekend in Spain, and to know how is the traffic, you can check by the following website:  Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) and choose the section “Estado de la circulación”  (means “traffic situation”). 

And also you can check the roads under construction and where exactly it is by map from this site: eTraffic

I know, the traditional way to get the traffic information is the radio Nacional de España  they have various channels

Radio 1 and Radio 5 “Todo Noticias”  by regional and local stations, though they speak so fast and difficult to catch…

You can use the podcast service as well.

I may sound like I’m repeating myself, but I don’t recommend to drive this weekend in Spain, if possible, you may change the travel plan and visit and stay one more night at Barcelona Apartments and move next week when there will be the less traffic and you would enjoy the beautiful scenary in Spain as much as you want.

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Music Festival in/near Barcelona Summer ’07

Posted by edux127 on August 13, 2007

If you visit Barcelona this summer, there are wonderful summer music festivals in the city of Barcelona and the around of the city.

Let’s check it out!

In city of Barcelona———-

Masinmas Festival (24 Jul- 5 Sep)

Location: various in city of Barcelona include. Moog, Jamboree, la Pedrera, Tarantos

all kinds of music and dance events

http://www.masimas.com/festival/

Festival l’Hora del Jazz (September, every Sunday).Memorial Tete  Montoliu                                                                                                               Location:Plaça Rius i Taulet ,Barcelona

http://www.amjm.org

Near Barcelona ——————

Festival Peralada (20 Jul- 19 Aug)

Location: Peralada Castle, about 7kn from Figueres, in small town of Peralada, classical music.

http://www.festivalperalada.com/

 Maçart Festival de cultura contemporània (24-26 Aug)Maçanet deCabrenys

http://festivalmassart.org 

Festival de Guitarra Girona  (22 Jun-13 Sep)Location:GironaCostaBrava  

 www.jmanzano.com 

Festival de Música de Sitges ( 9 Jul – 5 Sep)              

Location:Sitges                                                           

www.festivaldemusicadesitges.com

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