Postcard from a bucketlist day, hot air ballooning in Spain

Keeping bucket lists is not my style however if I did, drifting on air currents on an early mist filled morning over extinct volcanoes in a hot air balloon would certainly qualify. Ballooning rules! Floating on air over the La Garrotxa region of Catalonia provided countless memorable moments and almost as many favourite images. Any first time experience should be …

Postcard from Hot Air Ballooning in the Catalan

An’air chariot’ maybe a flowery poetic description but hot air ballooning is a dream for many and it seems to describe the experience perfectly for me.  Realising the dream over the beautiful landscape of extinct mountains in Catalanmade it extra special. There was a chilled morning mist draping the base of the valleys, this slowly began to creep away presenting …

Catalonia – The Character of a Nation

In a trip overflowing with highlights including canyoning and a hot air balloon ride on a recent visit to Catalonia and yet the main highlight for me remains the people. The populace of a region are what gives it character, Catalonians are proud of their heritage. Their passion was immediately apparent for preserving their culture and their eagerness to demonstrate …