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Archive for March 2012

Protest in Barcelona

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Following news out of neighboring València of police brutality against student protests, individuals gathered in solidarity with the people of València. Students were protesting the federal government’s planned education cuts as part of the all-encompassing austerity plan in an effort to rescue Spain from economic calamity.

Crowds gathered before the Generalitat de Catalunya and soon began to march.

In València, 25 were arrested; but the real meat of the issue came out with several videos getting posted to the internet showing police beating and dragging protesters.

Protesters performed a short sit in on the Via Laietana.


Written by Paulo Loreto

March 11, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Café Bombón

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Popularized in València, Spain, a coffee treat with such rich texture and sweet taste, the Café Bombón has grown to international popularity. Found in different varieties across Europe and Asia, this style of coffee holds particular acclaim in Malaysia and Thailand.

The drink is traditionally prepared with espresso and condensed milk, in Asia, regular ground coffee is used instead of espresso.

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 9, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Polbo á Feira

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Known throughout Spain as Pulpo a la Gallega (Polbo á Feira in Galician), this octopus dish is traditional fare of the Northwest region of Spain.

The octopus is boiled and seasoned with salt, pepper, and olive oil. The dish is typically served with potatoes and bread.

The wooden plate that the dish is presented on is the traditional serving style.

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 7, 2012 at 5:16 AM

Posted in Food, Galicia, Octopus, Spain

The Cascada

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Located in Barcelona’s Parc de la Ciutadella, the Cascada was first inaugurated in 1881, but without sculptures. A six year period, between 1882 and 1888, saw the fountain take its current form.

The structure was erected by Josep Fontsére.

Antoni Gaudi is said to have had some input in the structure's construction.

Written by Paulo Loreto

March 6, 2012 at 5:24 AM