Boyzz in Catalonia 2020

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At the last minute the padres decided to extend our planned 2 night stay at Terra Dominicata, so we rapidly packed our suitcase and headed north to

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the Villa Retiro Michelin starred hotel in Xerta . Reception lacklustre but a huge room ( would have housed all the lads from back home!)

 

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Apart from the exquisite amuse gueles & the pudds, their starred food was not up to our standards!. Breakfast also poor

 

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Bowled over by the Wine Cathedral at Pinell de Brai, designed by a disciple of Gaudi. In the next 2 days we saw several others. Tapas with the tasting were good!

 

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Then on to Terra Dominicata, which certainly lived up to our standards

 

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They had upgraded us VIPs to a junior suite: we loved the bath and the gas fire: only slight downside was but no vistas from it!
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Breakfasts were out of this world: rounded off with superb homemade cakes and a glass of Cava. Touring their newish Caves was a necessary
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prelude to the tasting! We enjoyed cocktails & dinners too, the experience enhanced by the wondrous Viviana

 

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and then a retreat to the scenic terraza

 

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A trip out to Siurana, one of Spain's many magical, abandonned, villages. Then back to the likewise abandonned monastery of Escaladei

 

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Little did we know that we would soon be locked up ( in official speak" Lockdown" ) indefinitely with all the other lads, and the padres, in Moraira

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