Was in Girona last weekend and obviously, got lost trying to look for the most obvious monument in town – la cathedral. It was tucked very quietly at the back. Very solemn, I must add. While sitting in the cathedral (one of the oldest in Spain), I had an epiphany – I should visit a mosque soon. Been to at least 2 cathedrals since I arrived. The details put to the architectural designs of the cathedrals still amaze me.
Anyhoos, heading to Madrid tomorrow on an overnight train from Girona. The last time I was on an overnight train I definitely woke up on the wrong side of the bed and didn’t get my hot tea in the morning, and that didn’t end well.
Went to Cadaques today! It’s only 8km away from Port de la Selva, but if you take the bus, enjoy your 2-hr ride (ticket price: 9.95 euros one way). The weather was blissful today after such a crappy one for the last 3 days… consecutively! And… I had a decent conversation in Spanish earlier (finally!) while waiting for the bus in the blazing cold. Somehow, the word ‘frio’ (cold) came up after about each sentence (hah!).
Things you can do in Cadaques… put the map away, enjoy a cuppa by the coast in the arvo, lie down on the pebbled beach with a good read, wander around the streets of houses – you will find cute colourful doors (and if you’re lucky, a hot spanish boy behind that door) and dine in at one of the restaurants near the coast. You can also visit the church and the museum – they are easy to find. There’s a nice and quiet spot outside the church overlooking the town. I took the last 3 photos from that spot!