FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Santiago de Compostela, Spain

July 23, 2012 by  

Day 12 – Saturday, July 21 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain




  • wake up to more sunny skies
  • really, really hot coffee finally!
  • bigger breakfast spread than yesterday
  • 11 am stroll through streets to market
  • several blocks long & wide – vendors selling everything
  • lady cooking & serving up plates of fresh caught octopus with olive oil, salt & pepper
  • cathedral having special service – have to wait until 1:15 to get in
  • 2:00 decadent splurge!
  • Case Marcelo lunch – Michelin star restaurant – 9 course meal – always wanted to do this!
  • eat things I’ve never eaten before like fresh sardines – (too fishy for me)
  • mostly fish & small portions – 2 are desserts – finish 4:30
  • take a siesta
  • 8 pm head out to wander the streets
  • 1st stop – wine & tapas @ locals place – Cotolay
  • 2nd stop – back to O Biero Vinoteca for more great wine
  • wines from Duero vs Rioja region
  • printing out google directions for tomorrow on hotel computer

One of Four Courtyards Inside Our Parador


  • way too much food at lunch!
  • beggars @ church working the crowd

FF (FUN-fact) – Santiago wins the gold medal for a UNESCO site that is really cute, easy to get around, & FUN in our Travel Olympics. Plus the weather is typically very rainy here and we’ve had warm sunshine!


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