Exploring the Catalan Countries

The Catalan Countries are the territories where the Catalan language is spoken. It stretches from Valencia in Spain into the southern region of Pyrénées-Orientales in France. The area also encompasses the Balearic Islands and the Principality of Andorra. I visited…

A few visits to Spain

I made a few trips to Spain in 2007, one trip to Madrid and Toledo in august, and another trip to Barcelona in September. Madrid Madrid is a relatively young city, but is today, with over 3 million inhabitants, one…

Conference in Barcelona

I was in Barcelona a few days at the end of February, 2001. Barcelona is the capital and the most populous city of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain.