Travel Blogs from La Palma
Early start, Stansted crowded - possibly made worse by the French air traffic controllers strike yesterday. (Mum was driving really slowly on the motorway and then she was tailgated by a lorry at ten miles an hour over the speed limit!!!!!!!!!!!! :))Journey unmemorable. Met at the airport by Gareth one of the owners of our B&B. He and his wife Fiona moved here 10 ...
... gorgeous stone building about 900 years old. This time it's simplicity was stark but beautiful.
Back in the car we had a 2 hour drive which was an easy drive on the motor way. We arrived at Girona in Spain but had a little trouble finding the hotel as it wasn't listed on the GPS. Eventually we did and parked the car after driving around the roundabout about 3 times.
... full swing. We're all embracing spring.
"Any nation that can eat churros and chocolate for breakfast is not required to demonstrate its courage in other ways." -- James Michener on Spain.
That might sum up the current Boeschen philosophy. Especially since a new operator took over the churro truck near our house (though we're still never sure when it's open or it's closed. Guessing this as we come into the roundabout ...
... and it said that if you look carefully, you will see to the right of the wall a Phallic symbol which is believed to offer protection to the city, hahaha, imagine a penis protecting a city. Outside was an amphitheater or what is left of it which would have sat approximately 3,500 people. I could ramble on all night about this place but I won't bore you. Tomorrow we head to Carcassonne France to the walled city, excited for ...
... met a few locals tonight who will be at tomorrow's "fin de ano" (end of year) celebration and I think it will be fun!
Here are a few pics from Spain!
12/31 update - Added a few more pictures from our walk on the beach today.
1/1 update - Corrected the town - a suburb of Barcelona. Feliz Aņo Nuevo!