Monday, 12 October 2009

Northern Spain

After leaving Portugal we bussed north to Spain and into Galicia. We stayed a couple of nights in Vigo which is unremarkable but we were mightily impressed by the food. There's a street where about 10 women are just shucking oysters onto plates of 12 for sale right there, slightly treacherous to walk down there, with all the oyster guts on the street. Rach had a dozen oysters in a little 'local' restaurant we found in a back street, for about €8, which is probably the cheapest and freshest oysters I've ever eaten.

Oysters, Vigo

After Vigo, we took a very long train to Bilbao (11 hours, ouch. Weirdly, it's the 4-5 hour trains that really get me...). We spent a couple of days there and visited the Guggenheim, wandered the river and the Old Town.. ). We spent a couple of days there and visited the Guggenheim, wandered the river and the Old Town.

Bilbao

We then carried on around the coast to San Sebastian, where they have a variation on Tapas called Pintxos which is usually piece of bread, some topping like anchovy or tortilla etc. and then held together with a toothpick. There are really nice looking surf beaches there, with lots of surfers out... shame there wasn't much surf tho :)

Pintxos in Rach's mouth!

San Sebastian

More photos on flickr here - Vigo :: Bilbao :: San Sebastian

Next stop, Biarritz in France.

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