On today’s mid-day news there was a story of a Marseilles mafia chief who was arrested here in Catalunya. He led a big drug ring that brought cocaine from Central American to Europe. He wasn't passing through. He lives here, in Castelló d’Empúries, a village just twenty minutes away and where I’ve visited a couple of times. Not only does he live and own a bar there, his wife owns the soaps and scents shop where I bought the sabon de Marseille that is sitting in the soap dish at the sink in my bathroom at this very moment. I wonder if the soap will reveal any surprise as it wears down. Crime aside, Castelló d’Empúries is a very pretty village and I will certainly visit there again, although I’m not sure I’ll be buying any soap.