We were staying in an amazing home in Begur on the Costa Brava (wild or dramatic coast) with awesome views of the sea. We were spoilt by the fact that we could walk down to the beach (via 1000’s of steps) and straight onto the coastal walkways that stretched for miles and interconnected the beaches and bays of this region.
Pretty tired from our mega day trips in Southern Spain to Seville, Granada, Gibraltar, Malaga, Marbella etc, we were pretty happy to stay local and explore what we could from our front door for the first few days. There was plenty of walking to be done and we took advantage of the wonderful weather to explore the coastal paths.
As we approached the city we could feel something was happening on this day. The streets were packed with people really well dressed and carrying roses, all heading towards the historic and main part of the town. After finally finding and squeezing into a parking spot we followed the throngs of people into the city centre and were stunned by the amount of flower stalls selling red roses and the amount of people walking around carrying them! It took some time to find the Tourist Information centre due to the huge crowds, but once we did we were finally able to ask what was going on.
It was St Georges day!