Take one Canadian girl in les Alpes.
Add the ups & downs of living in France.
Cover with melted cheese...
Et voilà !

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Spain = boys + beer + bagpipes

Last Friday involved a 5 a.m. wake-up call,
a drive to Geneva airport,
a flight to Barcelona,
a five-hour layover 
{not long enough to go visit the city, 
but definitely long enough to get bored}
& a second flight to Santiago de Compostella.

Once we figured out the bus from the airport to the city centre
& checked in to our hotel, 
it was time to get festive.

The rest of the day looked something like this:

outdoor café & long-arm photo with the groom, Pascal
so many boys, so much beer
tapas & more cerveza at dinnertime {which was around 11 p.m. of course!}
Pascal looking very calm for someone who was getting married the next day
After dinner, the waither convinced us that we had to try a traditional digestif, which involved setting on fire some sort of strong alcohol, some lemon rind, sugar & a few coffee beans.  Each person at the table had to take a turn stirring what was in the bowl clockwise, apparently to ward off evil spirits.  Hmm.

our waiter {on the right} was very sweet & tried to explain everything to us in a mix of Spanish/English/French
after dinner, we wandered through the streets & came across these musicians
the boys couldn't believe how cheap the beer was
though perhaps using cerveza to clean cobblestones is a bit extreme, non Mathieu?
So that was Friday.

But I don't want you to think we did nothing but 
drink beer & goof around,
{even if that's mostly true}
so tomorrow I'll tell you what I learned 
about the city of Santiago de Compostella 
during our nerdy walking tour, ok?

Hasta Mañana!

1 comment:

  1. Okay! I'll be looking forward to it!

    I like the bit about warding off evil spirits. Ha!


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