In response to specific requests, I am resurrecting the blog to write about our recent trip to Spain and my upcoming trip to Nepal.
I really had no desire to visit Spain … and then I met Keith and he began talking nonstop about wanting to visit … and I gave in. After the trip, I can’t say I hate him for forcing me to go.
When planning the trip, we couldn’t decide which city we wanted to visit so we narrowed it down to Barcelona, Seville, Cordoba and Madrid. Each city had unique characteristics and will be remembered for specific things but our daily routine was relatively stable. We walked until our feet hurt (averaged over 9 miles a day). We ate A LOT of cured meet, cheese and tapas. Manchego cheese happens to be my favorite cheese and coincidentally it’s a Spanish cheese so I was a happy camper. Looking back I think we ate squid or octopus at every meal. We also drank A LOT of sangria and wine. I slept more than I recall ever sleeping in my life. I slept in until about 10:00 am and took a nap from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm almost every day. I was also forced to stay up later than my normal 9:00 pm bedtime. Dinner in Spain is typically 9:00 pm to 12:00 am and I had no option but to oblige since restaurants (and everything else) close for siesta from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Continue reading