IN THE HOPE OF GETTING AWAY FROM THIS CHILDISH BITCHING….. Those who do choose the Costa Brava next year (see earlier posts) may find it is not quite as cheap as they think nowadays unless they want to go to Tossa or Lloret. Those accustomed to renting villas in the CDS will find them far more expensive in the CB, particularly in the Begur area, which was recently named in the top three most expensive places in Spain to rent during August. My advice would be to steer clear of July and August if you do want to go. Our villa was full for only 11 weeks during the summer at around that time, but at 1700 euros a week. Oh – and book early.