the village Amposta and the Ebro

Amposta Travel Blog

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Early in the morning we took the train from Barca to the most utter point where we would go in Catalunya. There wasn't a train running to Tortosa so we had to stopped in some train station called Aldea-Amposta. When we got out we were quite surprised because on the other side of the road there was nothing but fields. Quite confusing: where were we? Aldea, Amposta or Ampolla? Apparently we were the closest to Amposta so we decided to go over there.  Amposta was also located in the delta area of the Ebro river so this would be our home base. Next challenge was to find the actual village. The trainstation was in the middle of nowhere and we were lucky some old lady passed by that spoke German.

camping under Amposta's bridge
She gave us directions and we walked through farmer's fields to the village. Rice is the main crop grown there. The village was in sight and we had to cross a bridge first to get there. We looked for the tourist office which was very small and got a map of the delta. The lady responsible for it actually spoke English and told us there was no camping, no hotel or what so ever. Allrightie then! We returned and looked for a spot to put up our tent in some field beneath the entrance bridge. Then we went back to the village to buy some food and ask the renting price of some bikes we would hire the day after.  When we walked through the village there was a Capoeira presentation going on. There were many locals attending and it was a nice atmosphere. The first time we got to know a bit of Spanish local culture. Back at our camping spot we even discovered a little snake. As we were camping under Amposta's bridge on which spotlights were installed we had some light to cook our meal.

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camping under Ampostas bridge
camping under Amposta's bridge
int the fields of farmers
int the fields of farmers
local capoeira session in the vill…
local capoeira session in the vil…
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photo by: Ann_Hells