La Garriga or L’Ametlla to London with a Difference

By Joseph Salazar

Viajar a Londres desde La Garriga o L’Ametlla es más fácil de lo que piensas

If you live in La Garriga or L’Ametlla, travelling to London isn’t difficult. In fact, these days it can almost be as easy as travelling to any city in Catalonia. There is no shortage of flights to the English capital—on average, every two hours one passenger airplane takes off from El Prat to London.
TrainHowever, if you want to try something refreshingly different, why not take the train. The romance of rail travel is hard to describe. A train journey has a contemplative appeal that no other form of transport can offer. You can stare out of a window, read or simply contemplate the good things in life. A relatively new high-speed service connects Barcelona Sants to Gare de Lyon in Paris. And another bullet train links Paris Gare du Nord to London’s St. Pancras Station. Travel time is about 8 hours in total. So, it is possible to have breakfast in Barcelona, lunch in Paris and dinner in London—all in one day!

TrainA Rail Europe ticket to London from Barcelona allows you to break your trip in Paris, not just for a few hours but for several days if you wish, at no extra cost, before you continue your journey to London—and all for less than €200 return. So why not take a trip with a difference. Enjoy the best of three worlds, and do it in style.

                                                                                        

Oatmeal and Tangerine Cookies with Olive Oil

By Alicia Martínez, German and English Teacher at AIT Language School

Practica tus habilidades de lectura (y de cocina) con el artículo de esta semana: ¡Una receta de galletas de avena!

You were on a diet and have lost the desired weight? CONGRATULATIONS! Now your aim is to maintain what you have reached but you cannot avoid eating some sweet? Here we have an easy and delicious recipe to enjoy a sweet without having remorse.


Ingredients:

  • 3 tangerines or an orange (juice and grated)
  • 100 gr whole wheat flour Oatmeal and Tangerine Cookies with Olive Oil
  • 200 gr of fine oat flakes
  • 100 gr of brown sugar
  • 100 ml virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of chemical yeast
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of honey

Preparation

  1. Grate the skin of the tangerines or orange and extract both their juice.
  2. Put the grated rind, the flour, the oats, the brown sugar, the yeast and the salt in a bowl and mix everything well.
  3. Make a hole in the center and add the egg, the oil, the juice of the tangerines or the orange and the honey and mix it again.
  4. Wet the hands and make small balls that we will put in the oven tray previously covered with vegetable paper.
  5. Flatten them lightly with your hands. – If we want them spongy or crispy depends on the thickness-.
  6. Put them in the oven previously preheated to 200º (up and down) for 10 or 15 minutes until they are golden brown

As optional ingredients to vary the flavor you can add chocolate chips, nuts or raisins.

Enjoy it!

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