No se? Quoi? Huh? Daily life with 4 languages.
Trip Start Jun 14, 2011
8Trip End Jul 23, 2011
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What can I say about the Costa Brava region? It’s simply gorgeous! Every morning when I get up, I’m still awed by the view we have from this apartment. It’s been warm, sunny, and breezy every day so far. We went hiking in the national park of Cap de Creus. Great hikes, again, breath taking views, we also explored the town of Cadaques. Very charming and beautiful. It’s quite a bit smaller than the town of Rosas where we are. In all the towns the flowers are stunning and often, the kids, Francis or I will mention how much my mom would love it here. Mom- I’m taking a lot of pictures of flowers. More than I on this blog, I’ll show you when we get back. We like to just drive around and pull over when an area seems interesting and we have not been disappointed so far
So far, our day normally starts off by going to the market to get the fruit, veggies and meat for the day. The Iberico ham is to die for (Annie, what you referred to as Spanish prosciutto.) Learned that the best is from the legs with the black feet, not the white ones. Our favourite butcher, Marcello, is teaching me about the different meats and cheeses from Spain. Yesterday, he surprised us with a gift of delicious dried figs! What a treat that was! It’s surprising at first to see that they use every part of the animal and it’s yours to purchase for consumption. Pigs ears, faces, chicken heads etc. All displayed for viewing. I like to cook and experiment but can’t say I’m quite ready to figure out what to do with those parts. No gracias, think I’ll pass for now.
At least once a day we’ll go down to the beach or the main drag where the restaurants and shops line the beach to hang out or walk around. The side streets are quaint and good deals in a lot of shops. After a week, I’m finally remembering that most stores are closed from 13:30-16:00. (1:30 PM to 4:00) for la siesta. At night, those same streets are lined with tables from restaurants for Tapas and Sangria time. I’m still searching for the best Sangria and the best gelato in town. It’s a challenging quest but someone has to do it! :)
Our first week is already done in Spain. One more week to go. Now we’re looking at everything we’re wanting to see and do and prioritizing. We won’t be able to cover it all but I guess it’ll give us a reason to come back to Spain in the future.