The Countdown is On

June 20, 2008 at 1:09 pm Leave a comment

Well, we spent the rest of the week saying goodbye to friends. Monday we met with Brad and Paula and sat talking in Von Blums all morning. If you are EVER in Barcelona, you have to go to their restaurant WuShu. See Alex’s blog for more info on it or go to their website

After leaving Brad and Paula we walked up towards Gracia. We HAD to say goodbye to our friends in the corner cafe. When we lived there we would stop every morning for our cortado and bocadillo de jamon y queso. Estrella and Paco greeted us as if we were long lost family and it had been over a year since we had seen them. One thing that puzzles me is some of the comments on forums that Alex reads. A lot of people say that the castillians and catalins are a standoffish and cold people. I can’t for the life of me figure out how anyone can say that. I found them ALL to be so warm, friendly and hospitable. Oh well, I guess I’ll never know where these comments come from.

As I said, we went to our cafe (A Ruta Gallega) on Rosellon to have our lunch and say farewell.  We both ordered the menu del dia for roughly 9 Euros. You can choose a drink. Alex chose water and I chose wine. They brought a 1.5 l bottle of water for Alex and a FULL bottle of wine for me.

Then I had the ensalada mixte for the primo plato……

and galtes (pork cheeks) for secundo plato ( I love galtes)

Then I had pudding, coffee and we decided on a shot of liquor de heirbus. Paco pours into frozen shot glasses, great for digestion….

We sat at the bar and chatted for a bit then we had to leave. I asked for the bill and they refused to give us one. We had to promise to return.

Wednesday came and that night we met with Sylvie to say goodbye. Had some  cava then went to eat and off to bed to rise at 6:00 AM , catch the metro to Sans and board the Ave to Madrid. This train makes travel to Madrid so easy and it operates like Air Canada’s RapidAir service between Montreal and Toronto. The two cities are almost the same distance apart and businessmen travel between the cities often. It took less than 3 hours from station to station.

Next post……Madrid

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