Run like a gypsy

With Imanol Arias as El Lute, retired generaliser George Borrow, and walking and running style as social differentiators.

The Turks' gypsy hangman on the point of giving the Greek hero a new walking style in a scene from a Greek shadow puppet play (<a href=''>British Museum</a>). An Ottoman custom? A Barcelona cop tells me that his Algerian colleagues stamp on the ankles of bagsnatchers, making them easier to identify and capture next time.

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The powers that be have suggested I start sharing walking tour information for Barcelona and other places which is of no commercial use to me and may be of practical assistance to others, so here for starters are some hints on where (not) to eat and sleep on parts of the GR-99, GR-85 and GR-73,…