23.09.2008 - 25.09.2008 23 °C
Its kind of ironic, but we are starting our journey home from the end of the pilgrammage route (el camino) through Spain, Santiago de Compostela.
We were both pretty excited to be heading back to Spain, a country we have visited many times during our trips (mostly at my insistance I must admit). As soon as we got off the plane I was grinning at the prospect of getting to practice my Spanish on a daily basis. The fact that it was a beautiful, clear, sunshiny day helped a lot too! Santiago is a beautiful city. We quickly managed to find a great little pension run by a very friendly lady and settled in for some sight seeing and eating!
this is the view from our window:
Being in Santiago our first stop was the famous cathedral, which really is very beautiful
Our other major task for our stop was to sample the seafood! Galicia (North-west corner of Spain) is famous for its seafood, and in particular the octopus. We found plenty of pulperias around town, it was just a matter of finding the best one!
To start the night off right we had to have our first caña (beer) which in Galicia is acompanied by huge amounts of FREE tapas
which can lead to people going a little crazy..... the beer is really cheap
We eventually made it to this great pulperia:
which had excellent pulpo!
and after several tapa stops we found these great street buskers with heaps of people dancing right infront of the cathedral!
I think we started the trip off pretty well, though our heads and bodies complained a little about it the next day :-) Thanks Santiago for a fun two night stay! On with the pilgrammage!