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... in Tarragona live. Next we took a quick break for lunch where Jordan and I nommed on some yummy gazpacho. We then hopped back on our bus and went to the Monasteri De Santes Creus which was about 30 minutes from Tarragona. This is an ancient monastery which is no longer active but is nonetheless gorgeous. Our tour guide explained the monk life style (no talking or eating meat which I totally could not live with) and it was really fascinating. After the monastery we headed back to ...
With Segovia disappearing in our rear vision mirror and the kids jumping out of their skins at the thought of 6 pools with slides and entertainment galore, we headed across Spain towards the north east coast, 1 hour south of Barcelona.
The trip takes 7 hours, but the roads are great and the countryside changes from long dry brown plains, to fertile red earth growing varied crops, to mountains that we cross a few times.
Small villages seem ...
Well, this is all a lot easier than the last time I did this kind of thing 7 years ago thanks to a satnav on my iPhone and EU data roaming for a fiver a day from 3! Everything gone pretty smoothly so far, bike boxed up last night, got a final few bits and bobs today and said goodbye to Ellie, got a lift to the station from Martin with my box and my pannier ...
in Tarragona is market day! “Tom” directed us to “a car park
in the city centre” and, yes you guessed, it was the one under the
big, big market on “Las Ramblas”. We got past it though and
Tarragona really does have it all. Las Ramblas is a lovely avenue.
There's a Roman amphitheatre on the sea front, there's a lovely
(Roman and onwards) old town, a nice sandy beach. Oh, and ...
... meal where Jane had a fine
Seabream and I had a **** steak! Heyho.... Even my cheesecake was
“plastic”. Still, I made up for it by making the most of the
shot bottles they left on our table. I wonder which of the three it
was that made my trip back to the “amenities block” quite so