Saturday, April 21, 2007

Hola Spain! Part 3

Continuing with Spain, here are some pics of some Spanish food we ate. Since most food was organised by the tour agent, we didn't have much option but to eat whatever we were given. With the tight schedule that we were on, the only time we could venture out on our own was at night. One of the food we had was Paella Seafood Rice; the staff would come to our tables, holding a big plate of it and scooped the rice onto our plates.


The rice grain is rather big and I would have preferred if the rice was not that soft. It was rather "fishy" for me but squeezing a large slice of lemon helped made it more edible. It was quite disappointing but maybe this is how authentic Spanish Paella Seafood rice taste like.





After lunch, we made a visit to Valley Of the Fallen, a memorial site for the fallen during the Spanish Civil War. Up on the mountains, this was one of the coldest area I went to in Spain.
With strong winds blowing, my teeth were chattering and I quickly made my way indoors together with the rest who sought for some escape from the cold brutal wind.
Once inside, I was again surrounded with beauty and serenity as I made my way through. You could hear the oohs and ahhs from our group as we walked along the corridors. Here is just another one of the many wonderful places found in Spain.


To be continued...

21 comments:

Kok said...

wmw,
I'm amazed with your photography skill. Pass me some skill leh. :P

Rasa Malaysia said...

I only like paella because of the seafood inside it...after eating the seafood, I no longer eat the rice. LOL.

jason said...

Such majestic building! Put our Tugu Peringatan to shame....

msiagirl said...

I know, paella sounds better than it is, the concept is good ;) I liked the man's ears in the first picture serving the paella - he looked like Gary Lineker.

Keropok Man said...

Yes, paella is nice.

But it reminds me of soggy fried rice sometimes. haha.. Looks like we gotta go to Spain one day. It looks like such a nice place.

The photos you have of them are brilliant.

teckiee said...

woahhh look at that door!

wmw said...

kok : Thanks for the compliment!

RM : If I enjoy seafood, that's what I would do to in this case but since I don't really, the rice was the only thing I can eat.

jason : Spain is full of such monuments/buildings!

msiagirl : Hi there again! Didn't notice his ears till you mentioned it. Cute ears!

keropok man : Yeah, it's pretty soggy. Yes, do go Spain...you'll have a wonderful time with your camera there. Thanks for the compliment.

teckiee : Yeah, isn't the door huge??? Was fortunate enough to take that photo with people like the man going through it, otherwise you won't really know the scale.

Someone who is constantly craving said...

the fishiness could b boz of the seafood..but doesnt look great..

sigh..i want to go spain also..

Lyrical Lemongrass said...

The stark cross on the hill is certainly a reminder of our mortality.
I love the last picture of the corridor. I can almost imagine the awed silence as one walks down the corridor towards the other end.
Great pics!

sc said...

gorgeous pictures! the huge doors picture you took reminds me of the gates of heaven in florence..

Precious Pea said...

I don't like soggy rice :(

Wahh..the door so big!!!!

Tummythoz said...

..oohhh..ahhhh...

tankiasu said...

Oh this Valley of the Fallen reminds me of a movie I've watched recently. You know the movie "The Pan's Labyrinth"?

wmw said...

S.W.I.C.C : Well, to me, it didn't taste that great too ;o)

lyrical lemongrass : Yes, it's really awesome.

sc : Thanks for the compliment!

precious pea : Yah, if I didn't take that picture with the man going through the door, we wouldn't have known how big the door is!

tummythoz : Ha ha ha....

tankiasu : Yeah, I saw Pan's Labyrinth. It's pretty good, a bit scary at times. I guess I know what you mean.

wonda said...

Have you ever taken up photography lessons? Saw the photo of the chandelier! It was fantastic! You should look out for some photo contest. Sure a winner!

Kenny Mah said...

I love Love LOVE paella. I don't think it should smell fishy though, not overpowering anyway.

Best paella I had was with some English soccer hooligans (self-proclaimed) in a back alleyway in Barcelona. The restaurant looked more like a pub and apparently only the locals knew about (no clue how these boys found out its location) and we just sat along the bar and got fed the best darn paella I ever had.

Ah, your Spanish posts make me very nostalgia nostalgia lah... :(

Firehorse said...

I love paella, yummeh, coming to your blog macam going on private tour lidat, never now where I'll go from one hop to the next, one day oy I am in KB, the next in Spain pulak.

wmw said...

wonda: Thanks for the compliments. No, I have not taken up any formal photography lessons before.

kenny : Well, I don't like eating fish as I don't like the fishy smell. Maybe it's cos I have low tolerance for such taste and smell :o)

firehorse : Malacca coming soon! ;o)

Kenny Mah said...

Me, I'm lazy with very boney fish, and yeah, I don't like fishy smell either. So the chef must know what she/he's doing.

Malacca's next? My hometown la! :D

UnkaLeong said...

Paella...Yummy! Fantastic Pics!

wmw said...

kenny:Yeah, watch out for posts on Malacca soon.

unkaleong : Thanks for the compliment! Mmm...you like paella, so you must love seafood!