Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hola Spain! Part 2

The food in Spain provided by the tour company wasn't too exciting. We had some Chinese food but since the restaurant cooked for the 100 of us each time, quantity prevailed over quality. We had local meals too and I came to know that Spanish people seems to love meat.
The only food I looked forward to was tapas and of course, accompanied by Sangria. I had tapas and Sangria almost every night! Sangria is a mixture of sorts, with different types of alcohol added to it at different places, so, we had Sangria of different strength level.
Our daily breakfast was at the hotel and was the usual fare of scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, sausages, and all sorts of ham! Enough of food for now, let's go on with the tour, next on the itinerary was Toledo. Here are some photos of this town.
Toledo sits on a mountaintopTargus River flowing through the city of Toledo
Closer view of Toledo

A happy shopkeeper, a bunch of us gave him some business. I bought Nougat from him.

A statue within the courtyard of El Greco's house, who was sculptor, architect and painter for which he was more famous for. We weren't allowed to take photos of his famous art pieces that were on display. He drew people in a thin and stretched style, his purpose in this was to make them more spiritual looking; that's according to what our Spanish guide said.

To be continued ...

20 comments:

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

What fantastic pictures of Toledo!! Makes me wish I could spend all my life travelling. I'm fortunate for having seen Al Greco's paintings in the Guggenheim in NYC. Seeing the place where he lived at would have completed the picture. Hey, gotta love Sangria. ;-)

babe_kl said...

so so so beautiful!!!

Tummythoz said...

Picturesque. Look at that vibrant blue sky!

jason said...

Oh Wow!! Toledo looks like an ancient city in old Greek movies!

Kenny Mah said...

I miss sangria so much! It was one of my best memories of Spain, even more than the food, if you can believe that! Best part is we can sorta duplicate it here...

Xiu Long Bao said...

dat man looks funny :p Is the nougat nice?

MeiyeN said...

really wonder how's da sangria @ spain tastes like! i like da sangria @ la bodega though.. :D

UnkaLeong said...

Wah...nice. Did you manage to catch a bullfight?

wmw said...

LLemongrass : I wish I could do that too!

babe_kl & tummythoz : It's really a beautiful country.

jason : Lots of other places that look like that.

kenny : How about making me some Sangria? :p

xiu long bao : Nice, the nuts were so good!

meiyen : Must try the ones here, I haven't yet.

unkaleong : Fortunately no, dunno how I will react. Bullfight season was delayed as the weather has been erratic. It even snowed when I was there!

wonda said...

Haha! You flew back to Spain. Eh, no jet lag kah?
Wonda

jason said...

wmw: Well, this one does give me an impression of that.

FireHorse said...

I really would like to go to Spain one fine day.

Kok said...

wmw,
Toledo has a very nice scenery! I like the Targus River though. :)

And how come you all still want Chinese food there? I thought eating their local food would be better?

How was the nougat though? Perth is famous with its Golden Baronia nougat too.

Rasa Malaysia said...

No seafood? I am not going anymore. :P

team BSG said...

Is it time ah the Spanish girls ( de eyes V mean )but never mind bullfights also can ( not the balls tho !).

Jackson said...

Sangria? Sounds good huh!! Again sifu, u took a wonderful picture! make me wanna travel there now!!!

wmw said...

Wonda : Ha ha ha...soon will fly back to Kota Bahru again!

jason : Sorry, meant to say lots of other places in Spain that looks like that! Go visit Spain!

firehorse : Do go, it's a beautiful country.

kok : It was all arranged by the tour co. ('cos it probably cheaper), one meal chinese, one meal local...alternating between lunch and dinner. The nougat is nice, Toledo Nougat!

RM : I'm not really a fan of seafood, we had paella seafood rice with prawns and mussels.

Team bsg : Not time yet woh....wait ah...

jackson : Thanks for the compliment. But still not good enough to accept disciples yet. ha ha ha....

Precious Pea said...

ENVY ENVY!! Spain will be in my next destination list.

Kok said...

wmw,
Send a nougat here! hehe:P

wmw said...

Precious Pea : Yay! Good for you....
Excited for you!

kok : Hey, Australia also got plenty of nougat! Why don't you send me a few??? ;o)