Crisis prevention list for Germans at the consulate in Barcelona

Crisis prevention list for Germans at the consulate in Barcelona BARCELONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: All Germans living abroad may register with the responsible German mission abroad in a list of Germans pursuant to § 6 (3) of the German Consular Code. The password-protected online procedure has made this registration even easier. The entry in the German list is a voluntary measure. The Federal Foreign Office advises to make use of this possibility, so that the local diplomatic missions can - if necessary - quickly get in touch with the Germans in their district in crisis and other exceptional circumstances. In addition, there is the possibility of using the e-mail addresses to be stored in the list, e.g. to refer to upcoming federal elections and elections to the European Parliament or to provide other consular information. The possibility of online registration replaces the previously manually maintained German lists of German diplomatic representations. We therefore ask you to register electronically via the Internet, even if you have already been entered in the so-called list of Germans. In the future, you will automatically be asked at regular intervals to confirm or update your information. In order to ensure completeness and timeliness of registrations. Please ...

Suquet de Peix in Roses

ROSES / CATALONIA / SPAIN: As every year, a number of shops offer a fish stew, the "Suquet de Peix", in October. This year, 16 restaurants take part and offer local delicacies. The basis of every recipe is - of course - fish and potatoes. Originally this was a pure food of the fishermen and they cooked the fish stew on a regular basis either on the ship or in one of the bays. Over time, "Suquet de Peix" has become a Mediterranean specialty and is now available in various preparations around the Mediterranean. The original, however, comes from the local fishermen and the restaurants that offer the stew keep to a large extent to the original recipe. The participating restaurants are: Bitákora, Ca la Valeria, Caltre, El Mirador del Almadrava, Falconera, Flor de Lis, l'Àncora, La Cala, Norat Dia, Pika Pika Beach, Punto 21, Roc Fort, Rome, Santa Llúcia, El Trull and Tramonti Platja. The offer of the fish stew is one of the initiatives of the town hall in Roses, to fill the place even outside the season with guests. The Suquet week is truly a great opportunity, because a dish - and that's our very own subjective opinion - is definitely worth a visit to a restaurant and if you like fish you should not miss this opportunity. The action will continue until the ...

In Empuriabrava a triathlon became a "duathlon" on Sunday

EMPURIABRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: The announced triathlon in Empuriabrava on Sunday was not a good star and especially suffered from the swimming competition - which had to be canceled due to high waves and jellyfish masses (!!!). Instead, they let the numerous participants run a few more kilometers, then cycling and then running again.

All athletes were apparently in agreement with this solution, although the times and results were not officially evaluated. In the end, all participants were exhausted, but proud of the finish and winner of the two competitions - sprint and Olympic distance - received their deserved medals and trophies.

https://www.arena-info.com/arena/newsdetails/datum/2019/10/20/in-empuriabrava-wurde-am-sonntag-aus-einem-triathlon-ein-duathlon/

 

A culinary journey through Catalonia

CATALONIA / SPAIN: Did you know? The Catalans are far ahead in terms of creativity and imagination when it comes to food and drink, and here you will find numerous gourmet kitchens of different top chefs. There is a reason for that. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, the region has taken advantage of these contrasts: for example, chicken is cooked with shrimp or pork with clams. The result is curious, but very tasty creations. In addition, the Catalans have succeeded in absorbing a wide variety of historical trends: influences from France are recognizable, from Italy, Arab countries, the Moors and North Africa. All this has made Catalan cuisine one of the most diverse in Spain. As in all other regions, Catalan cuisine has its specialties. Famous is, for example, the "Rape", the monkfish, which is available in all possible variations. He is very fond of being called "Rape a la Marinera" (monkfish-style monkfish), a dish made of fish, mussels and shrimps, that is to say, all the treasures that the sea has to offer. Also the "bacalao" (stockfish) is widely used, which is often eaten as a kind of stew with vegetables or as "crisps", small fried balls. Not least, there is the said chicken with shrimp ("pollo con langostinos"), which are served together with a spicy herb ...

The secret to Dalí's flowing watches

FIGUERES / CATALONIA / SPAIN:

The year is 1956, Salvador Dalí is at the height of his fame. The eccentric Catalan lies on the terrace of his property and dozes. After a sumptuous snack and a few glasses of heavy Spanish red wine, there must also be a nap for a painter who shocks the world with his surrealist visions, before he is again called to duty by the easel. The merciless sun of Spain burns down on the remnants of his meal while the maestro is taking his nap.

Two hours later, the painter's prince awakens and does not believe his eyes: Normandy's Camembert d'Isigny has become self-sufficient in the midday heat and, half melted, hangs down over the edge of the table. Dalí hurries to the easel and throws the running cheese on the screen in a true creative rush.

"There's just more symbolism in it, people need a puzzle to worry about," according to the laconic commentary of marketing genius Dalí, who knew he would not buy such a cheese.

https://www.arena-info.com/arena/newsdetails/datum/2019/10/12/das-geheimnis-um-dalis-fliessende-uhren-1/

 

Ryanair: take-off and landing fees in Girona only half as high as in Barcelona

GIRONA / CATALONIA / SPAIN: For months, the Irish low-cost airline Ryanair rides on the argument that the take-off and landing fees in Girona would be far too high and would no longer be economical. This was contradicted by the Director-General of Spain's airports, Javier Marin, who stated that the costs in Girona were only half as high as in Barcelona, ​​and that the airport would also provide a very good service. All empty air from Ryanair. Marin continued, "Removing the base in January does not mean Ryanair is leaving." In this context, the director of the Airports of Aena predicts that the activities in Vilobí d'Onyar in the next few years will increase beyond "cyclical" situations that, for example, trigger the decision of Ryanair, so that other lines could take the place of the Irish .. On the other hand, Marín referred to the completion of Brexit - the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union planned for 31 October - as one of the reasons for the revaluation of Ryanair's bases, which apart from Girona, also in the Canary Islands plans to close. The effect that Brexit could have "influences the decisions of the British" as well as those of the airlines. In this context, the Director-General of Aeropuertos de AENA recalled that the ...

Luxury hotels of the Costa Brava are pleased with the summer season 2019 - two from Roses

COSTA BRAVA / CATALONIA / SPAIN:

The "Costa Brava Hotels de Luxe" brand, which includes most of the region's 4 and 5-star hotels, is pleased with this year's summer season. The hoteliers revealed that they had an average occupancy rate of more than 90% in July and more than 95% in August. Occupancy increased by 5% in the first half of the year despite the weather-related weak April and May.

The autumn is also well received and recorded in addition to residential customers and corporate groups, weddings and other festivals.

That it works so well has to do with a great deal of excellent service that people in these price categories expect and receive.

Alt Empordà has three five-star hotels, two of which are in Roses, Vistabella and Terraza, plus the hotel in Peralada.

https://www.arena-info.com/arena/newsdetails/datum/2019/10/11/luxushotels-der-costa-brava-mit-sommersaison-2019-zufrieden-zwei-aus-roses-dabei/

 

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