If you're planning to stay in Catalonia and want the most authentic experience you can get then it pays to be prepared. Much more than a tourist guide, listing the usual attractions for the casual tourist, Going Native in Catalonia digs deep beneath this nation's psyche to give you a warts-and-all induction into the Catalan way of life. Inside you will discover: * why Catalonia is not just another part of Spain * the quirks of the Catalan people and language * a brief history of Catalonia and its politics * intimate guided tours of key towns and cities * advice for short, long and medium term stays * personal photographs from the author's travels * Catalan culture, art, style and partying * witty anecdotes and interesting facts to share * the inside scoop on Catalonia's culinary delights * tips on 'going native' yourself and living there * much, much more... 'Going Native' guides are written with a rare type of traveller in mind... longer term visitors who want to become a true part of their new home. So, whether your stay is a month or a lifetime this guide will give you everything the tourist travel guides won't.
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This is the second book in our "Going Native" series. The first was "Going Native in Murcia". "Going Native in Alicante" and "Going Native in Tenerife" will follow shortly and we're keen to hear from expats living in other regions of Spain keen to write the "Going Native" guide for their home region. So be sure to get in touch!From the Author:
Why I Wrote This Book...
The key to my success living in Catalonia has been teaching the English language and British culture to the Catalans, and having a curious nature I've learnt a lot about the Catalans in the process.
Telling the Brits things about the Catalans that only I could possibly know gives my life a sense of balance - I'm imparting knowledge in both directions. I also think that the history of Catalunya is just such a terrific story, after three centuries of oppression it's truly amazing that the language and culture have survived intact - hats off to an intelligent, resilient and proud people.
It's also a way of saying thanks to the many people I love here. Sharing their way of life has made me more of a person - I've been accepted, learnt a lot but have never been asked to give up my Britishness. Thanks, Catalans!
I also often see foreigners who've just arrived and have no idea where they are and I felt the need to tell people everything I wish I'd known when I first came here.
I hope my ramblings enthuse you with a love for the place that I've called home for the past 30 years and that they'll help you to dig beneath the surface of Catalonia and Barcelona to see the true nature of this unique nation.
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Descripción Lean Marketing Press, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111905430302
Descripción Lean Marketing Press, 2008. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX1905430302