Four Weeks at Sanchez Casal Academy part2

Enjoy the second part of Mike’s report about his son’s experience at the Sanchez Casal Academy.

Notes on Living in Castedellfels!

– We didn’t rent a car. Walked/Renfe/Metro everywhere and loved it! Watch your step on the sidewalks –dog crap. A Barcelona tradition?

– Best rotisserie chicken and cerdo (pork ribs): Dos Cabelleros and Rotisserie Pineda. Rober’s at Playafels for good cheap eats. Fruites Selectes Rosa in downtown for fresh fruit & veggies. Say hi to Carlos and his wife Rosa! Gailot is the high-end meat and cheese shop. Try their 3 Euro wine –it’s excellent!!! Excellent service at all these places.

– Convenience store: the Depaso gas station on Pineda is a life saver! Make their bread and pastries right there. Awesome 65 cent coffee from the Zannusi machine.

– Renfe (commuter train) can be unreliable in morning. Beware!

– Playafels at night can be over-run with rowdy tourists. Not where the locals eat and hang out. We LOVED SITGES. SPEND TIME THERE INSTEAD!

– Be prepared for more city noise at night –dogs barking, people milling around. Apartment buildings tend to have bad sound insulation. Bring a sound machine and ear plugs to get through the night.

Best Places to Eat & Buy Stuff!

You can count on the DEPASO on Ave Pineda!

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My favorite coffee machine in the world. At DEPASO!

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Fantastic Cerdo and Tortilla de Patata!
The Rotisserie is right across from the DEPASO gas station on Ave Pineda.

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Our favorite chicken! My sweet daughter Alexandra modeling!
One block from the train station on Constitution. See the rotisserie in action to the right of Alex.

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Rosa’s for Fruits and Veggies!

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Rosa and Carlos advertising watermelon with my daughter!

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Downtown Castelldefels –3 blocks from train station walking towards and then past Pineda on a calle in the south end of downtown. It’s a small shop, but the service, fruit, and salad are first rate. Carlos makes the BEST gazpacho!!! Buy some!

Loved this place! Italians run it. Go with their specials!

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Eat outside in the placa and eat their lobster pasta dish. Liked it even better than paella!

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Downtown Castelldefelsin main placaoff Ave Constitution. La Trattoriais on the south end; Andaluciais off the North end of the placa.

Have to finish things off with Gelato!!!

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Grab a seat, relax, and enjoy Spain!

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This is the main placa in a downtown Castelldefels –right across from the Renfe train station

Views from our Rooftop in Castelldefels

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My son Eric and Mir on our last day!

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Hope you enjoyed our picsand got some benefit from the info. I recommend ASC for the strong and committed players. However, if your junior is not exceptionally well fit, please get him or her fit before going. Work on core body and leg strength. The fitness drills are intense and not for the recreational player!

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