Leaving my home base, which by the way has Spain’s Kilometer Zero, the point from which all distances in Spain are measured, I walked west to Plaza Mayor built in the 15th century. On my way I passed some amazing buildings and a park, however, as I was kind of lost by then – (Jeff Probst would say:) I have nothin’ for ya. I CAN tell you that I stumbled into the Mercado de San Miguel, and I am happy that I did! It was very crowded with people getting their tapas and vino tinto/cava and it was an exciting vibe! I enjoyed a glass of cava myself, as well as some marinated olives wrapped in prosciutto and also some of the popular Spanish jamo’n Ibe’rico – Deliciouso!!
I have no idea how far I walked today, but it will probably rival one of my “official” “Camino” days! I say “official”, because I will be traveling on a set route next week, but in actuality, I am already underway on my own personal camino. I was pretty much walking from 10:30 to 2:30 and then from 3:30 until 7:30. The last hour was due to getting lost again… Some (you know who you are) might say I am a poor navigator, but I swear – none of the streets have signs and the maps are horrible!! It’s tough being a blonde… All part of that Camino though! I decided to be adventurous while sitting on the Plaza Mayor, enjoying the sun (sorry to rub that in, Homies) – and I ordered some little fishes in garlic sauce and a “selection of calamari”.
I was not expecting the calamari to be breaded, and though it was tender and enjoyable, it wasn’t all that different from something I would get at home. And the little fishes… Well, they were swimming in garlic and, umm, I wouldn’t order them again… They were however, tasty – in a squishy, garlicky kind of way, I must say!
There were so many great pictures to take today, but the sun was shining so brightly, and as I tend to look up to take my photos, I was just blinded and unable to capture many of what my heart wished that I could (apologies for rubbing that sunshine thing in again…)