Liza is from Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She speaks Catalan and Spanish fluently, French badly and English perfectly! Having lived in Catalonia for 20 years, 17 of those years with her Catalan husband, Manel, she knows the region extremely well.
She is a qualified English teacher and official Guide to the Volcanic National Park of the Garrotxa.
Liza and Manel live in the Garrotxa area of the Province of Girona, 45 minutes away by car from Girona city centre. Manel is Catalan. His family for many generations have come from Olot and the surrounding hill-top villages. He is an electronic engineer and teacher, much attached to 'Everyday Practical Electronics' magazine and messing around in his den with electronic chip boards.
However, he is also an enthusiastic road cyclist, knows all the local routes and would be more than happy to accompany you on a walking or cycling excursion.