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Travel Blogs from Vigo
... 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 But on the whole it's a nice with an air of outdated elegance and refinement, the pace of life is slow, no traffic to contend with and no hurry to be anywhere.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 ...
... ve know as we don't like other peppercorns either.
For our mains, we had roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, it was very nice!
For dessert, I had pecan tart, which was ok, but a bit dry and Graeme had trifle, which he says was great.
There was a big sing-a-long on the Royal Promenade tonight called Brit rock! IT seemed nice! but you had to get there early to have anywhere to sit or stand. We didn't, so we went to the hot tub. Very ...
... after dinner. After dressing in our formal attire, we went to dinner. Tonight's food was just about as nice as last night. Graeme had a chicken and apple salad for his starter and I had chilled banana and rum soup with Tahitian vanilla cream. I thought I would try it as I had never thought of that combo. It turned out to be pretty nice, was obviously quite sweet, which wasn't as weird for a starter as you might think. Graeme the had fillet of beef and ...
It is normally on exhibition in the library of the cathedral, but during certain important religious high days it is attached to the pulley mechanism and filled with 40 kg of charcoal and incense. Today was the Fiesta Nacional de Espaņa hence it's appearance.
In the Jubilee Years, whenever St James's Day falls on a Sunday, the Botafumeiro is also attached in all the Pilgrims' masses.
Eight red robed tiraboleiros pull the ropes ...
... inside leg measurement.
Being Spain, there were several worthy contenders, but one man beat the others by a wide margin. 14" maximum. And that is being generous. Good game.
A statue of Jules Verne looks over the marina. He is sitting on a four legged octopus, looking out to sea. He visited Vigo and set some of his famous 20000 Leagues under the Sea in Vigo Bay.
For supper we ate in a little fish restaurant down by the harbour. ...