#tbt G of Thrones

Girona - The cat, you and us

There has been a lot of buzz & hassle around here lately with the announcement that Girona, a little city halfway between Barcelona and my hometown, is going to be a location for the next season of Game of Thrones.

We have yet to watch any episode of Game of Thrones (read my HP fun fact to check that I am veery slow catching up with popular things), but we have lots of fans among our friends and know people that have attended the extras casting a few weeks ago. The excitement is clear which made us remember a 1-day trip to Girona we enjoyed 3 years ago with our friends Anna and Albert, so we thought it would be fun to dust them off to make a little throw back post.

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Girona is recognizable for its famous colorful houses next to the river, the cathedral with its unique single nave making it the widest gothic church, a medieval fortified wall and the jewish neighborhood. With so many great ingredients in a rather small place, no wonder the production guys at HBO thought it could make a good location for the series.

Girona - The cat, you and us

This bridge was made by Eiffel, the same architect from the Eiffel tower in Paris.

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Another highlight of Girona is that it’s where the headquarters of the Roca brothers, awarded as best chefs in the world 2015, is located. They own the restaurant called “El celler de can Roca” which is in my wishlist to visit for some (super) special event, but they also have created a gourmet ice-cream parlor called “Rocambolesc”. Precisely a visit to Rocambolesc was our excuse back then to visit the city and for an added coincidence we have just visited their spin-off in Madrid (more on that soon-ish!).

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I’m not sure If I can recall correctly, but our ice-cream was something similar to goat milk, caramel and cotton candy.

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Well, I guess I should be starting now to catch up with Game of Thrones because it would be fun to see the characters running up and down on the places we captured that day.

Do you think we would enjoy Game of Thrones? What do you think about Girona? Isn’t it a perfect scenario? If you ever come to Barcelona, it is an easy 1h train ride from here, makes it for a good 1-day off!

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12 Comments

  1. Denysia Yu ADDS...

    When I first watched GoT I was a little bit confused, but as I continued to watch it, it made more sense. I think that everyone usually has different ways of taking in a TV show especially since GoT is such a long and intense show. There’s also a lot of details. I would suggest you read the book after watching season 1.

    13th August 2015
    • We reply...

      I have seen some sparse images of the show and I also had this feeling :) I’ll take your advice!

  2. Mariko ADDS...

    Loving all those stair-lined alleys. This place just seems magical. Lucky you live so nearby.

    13th August 2015
    • We reply...

      The narrow stair alleys were also my favorite! ♥

  3. Ahh Game of Thrones! I’m ashamed to admit that I haven’t read the series yet, although I have been keeping up with the TV show. I’d visit Girona just for GoT! And love that Totoro shirt! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    14th August 2015
    • We reply...

      Totoro! Yay! :) Albert has some fun t-shirt in his wardrobe. Hugs!

  4. Fiona ADDS...

    I feel like the last person on the planet to watch game of thrones, I’ve seen one episodes and didn’t dig it but everyone keeps nudging me to watch it :P I like this throw back and getting to see your cute short(er!) hair! Love that bridge and the stripes in Rocambolesc, plus your icecreams look so fancy! Oh and cute glasses too!

    14th August 2015
    • We reply...

      I know, the only sparse images I’ve seen have not caught my attention although everyone keeps telling how good is it, so I guess I should definitely give it a try :) maybe? hahahahahhaha Thanks dear for the comment! I loved that sunglasses, they got stolen in my purse last year, I miss them.

  5. Elena ADDS...

    Definitivament…. Comenceu ja Game of Thrones!!!!!! quina sort que heu anat al Rocambolesc!!! Ademรฉs la noia que surt a les fotos es l’Ale Rivas, la dona de’n Jordi Roca itself besitos!!!!!!!!

    14th August 2015
    • We reply...

      Uo!! Quin gran apunt Elena! Quina ilu que sigui l’Ale Rivas! :) :) Petonicus!!!

  6. Jane Y. ADDS...

    It’s a beautiful place! Yangkyu loves the Game of Thrones and I am pretty slow to get interested in super popular things (just got into The Walking Dead last season!) but I keep saying how gory the show is! Ack! :) Nonetheless lovely pictures as always!!

    14th August 2015
    • We reply...

      Hahaha lucky I don’t feel all alone with this slow-catching-up thing :)

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