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... to set. In my opinion Vigo is understated, the old part of town, which is where I always head for, is a series of winding streets revealing some of the more interesting bars and restaurants. The city itself sprawls like any other city, and has its share of down and out areas. But on the whole it's a nice with an air of outdated elegance and refinement, the pace of life is slow, no traffic to contend with and no hurry to be anywhere. I measure ...
... amazing! Local breads, olives, and smoked meats were the starters. Joao's own white, Vino Verde wine was served with the food, and a red version of it with the dessert.
The conversation with Hugo and Patricia was stimulating and educational, igniting our fascination with the north that continues. The Minho region we're in has ethnic roots in the Celtic cultures of the pre-Roman era. These people consider themselves more linked with ...
... similar prices--we were running low on Euros at this point though and I probably wouldn't have bought anything that I didn't HAVE to have.
Back to the ship for relaxation time again! Went to the Motown show tonight, which was pretty good.
Then, to dinner. For starters, we both had smoked chicken salad, which was terrible. The chicken was ok, but you could barely tell because there was a green peppercorn sauce. Turns out we both hate green ...
... roasted duck breast. We were both very happy with our mains. Graeme had cheese cake with a strawberry compote and I had a dark chocolate soufflé. Graeme was happy with his, mine was kind of meh.
Before going to our show, we popped up to the arcade. I made it to the second junior level on Ms Pac Man. Awesome!
The Beatles show after dinner was nice. They covered most of the hits. They couldn't
do everything in an hour though, obviously! ...
A Guarda is at south end of a small peninsular of rocky shores and angry seas, and at the northern point of this bit of land lies the pretty little harbour town of Baiona.
Nice medieval lanes and a pretty 11th to 17th century castle, famous for repelling an attack by Francis Drake in 1585.
However, it's main claim to ...