Monthly Archives: June 2015

Santiago de Compostela for Softies

Northern Spain by Rail

FEVE Station Bilbao

FEVE Station Bilbao

As you realise I have a thing about travel by train so the thought of the narrow gauge trains which go along the north coast of Spain appealed.

I joined a tour run by Explore, an UK travel company for 12 days travel, we were 2 other couples and a fantastic Basque guide John.

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A tranquil spot

Huerto D Calixto Y Melibea

Huerto D Calixto Y Melibea

 

While waiting for the Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco to open I walked around the corner to a door in the wall. Such a beautiful garden, just behind the Cathedral in Salamanca and overlooking the river, a tranquil spot away from the busy tourist spots.

It is a formal garden with beds of flowers, roses, sweet william, oyster plants with formal boxes edges. Lots of mature trees.

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Whitebait

I have always loved whitebait to eat. What we called whitebait in Hobart and my mother made into fritters when there was a run in the Derwent. What I have since eaten in New Zealand and once even when I was teaching people in periodic detention. Continue reading

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Thursday in Granada

Procession with Blessed Sacrament

My aim for the day was to buy some toothpaste as I had been to the Alhambra the previous day and missed the procession to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi. I had caught the tail end of the festivities of families eating and girls wearing traditional costumes.

Well! How wrong I was.

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