I was just looking at the photos from my recent trip to Spain and this one made me want to go right back.
Yes, that’s a wine rack in a supermarket with Freixenet cava at 5.25 euros and decent red wines from the area for less than 1 euro a bottle.
And all I managed to get back in my suitcase was a bottle of wine from the Bierzo region and a big chunk of the Galician cheese called tetilla — both long gone now. Adios.
Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain
I took this photo from the window of my room at the Hotel Plaza in Villafranca del Bierzo, Spain.
I have always, since my young adulthood, taken my coffee black. This is how my mother drinks her coffee, and I am a stickler for tradition. But Spain changed all that.
I’ve blogged quite enough about Skybus for now, but I’d like to introduce you to its logical opposite: the ground plane. I’m talking about the luxury bus that the kid and the ‘rents rode from Granada to Madrid.
Spain is an interesting place, especially during Holy Week, when processions of masked, hooded penitents carry religious floats through the streets. The ancient symbolism is fascinating, and quite surprising.