Posts Tagged ‘Great food’

Santiago de Compostella

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

June 16, 2009

We started the day off in front of the Catedral de Santiago.

Catedral de Santiago

Catedral de Santiago

This is the end of the pilgrimage route from France through the northern part of Spain.  The plaza it faces is home to many of the government buildings for the region.

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Fair food!

Thursday, August 13th, 2009

June 13 & 14, 2009

Usually we would try to do different meals every night but what we found in Porto was so great that we needed to go a second time for dinner.  Just down the street from our hostel was a small fair that had just a few booths.  The first night I had some sort of steak sandwich which was really good but what really looked awesome is what other people ordered.  They had a sandwich which starts with a fried piece of chicken covered with ham and melted cheese.  That was then topped with a bunch of stuff including these potato stick like things.  Finally they used these udder-like things to put the condiments on.  The next night when we went back I got one and it was one of the best meals of the trip.

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Festival of Santo Antonio

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

June 12, 2009

We ended up being in Lisbon on the night of the biggest party of the year, The Festival of Santo Antonio.  After having some really good homemade pizza at the hostel we headed out to the party.  Many streets were shut down with people filling where cars and the trolleys we were going to take to the castle are usually.  We went and spent time wandering around and had some cotton candy and other random snacks.

Sevilla Day 1

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

June 9, 2009

We met at Plaza Nueva to start class for the day.

Statue in Plaza Nueva

Statue in Plaza Nueva

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Best Day of the Trip: Toledo

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

June 4, 2009

In what is easily the best day of the trip we made our way to Toledo.  Again we started our day in Atoch Station but instead of getting on a regular train we got on to a high speed train.  I have for a long time liked the idea of a high speed train network and this was the first time I have been on a high speed train.  The high speed train was very nice and found the ride smooth.  We made it to Toledo in a half-hour versus the hour it takes to drive it in a car.

Upon arrival in Toledo we started the walk to the old city which sits up on a hill above the surrounding area.

Toledo from below

Toledo from below

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