Gunternation » Spain http://www.gunternation.com Our life in Ireland Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:15:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Something Awesome: A Platter of Spanish Seafood http://www.gunternation.com/2011/02/something-awesome-a-platter-of-spanish-seafood/ http://www.gunternation.com/2011/02/something-awesome-a-platter-of-spanish-seafood/#comments Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:12:21 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=1104 We ate this amazing platter of mussels, clams and razor clams, along with a pile of pimientos de Padrón and a bottle of wine, in Santiago de Compostela at an outdoor cafe. Our server even brought us a glass of Orujo, a traditional Galician liquor, to end our feast with. Spain is a [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2011/02/something-awesome-a-platter-of-spanish-seafood/feed/ 1 Something Awesome: Lunch in Lugo http://www.gunternation.com/2011/01/something-awesome-lunch-in-lugo/ http://www.gunternation.com/2011/01/something-awesome-lunch-in-lugo/#comments Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:39:37 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=1078 Lugo, Spain, Bill and I happened upon a festival celebrating the Roman history of this Galician city which has the only fully intact Roman walls in the world, forming a [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2011/01/something-awesome-lunch-in-lugo/feed/ 1 Thursday at 3:30 in the Green http://www.gunternation.com/2010/07/thursday-at-330-in-the-green/ http://www.gunternation.com/2010/07/thursday-at-330-in-the-green/#comments Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:50:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=1010 It’s 3:30 and I’m sitting in Stephen’s Green. I left work at 12:30 and had a long lunch with friends. A two-hour lunch to celebrate a birthday. A lunch that included wine and dessert. Afterwards my friends returned [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2010/07/thursday-at-330-in-the-green/feed/ 2 Malaga: Sun, Sand and Various Goos http://www.gunternation.com/2009/08/malaga-sun-sand-and-various-goos/ http://www.gunternation.com/2009/08/malaga-sun-sand-and-various-goos/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:50:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=916 It’s been three months since our trip to Southern Spain. Years ago, three months wouldn’t be an unreasonable amount of time to wait for a written account of travels on The Continent, but in these times it’s an almost unforgivable expanse. So imagine you’re reading these words on onion skin [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2009/08/malaga-sun-sand-and-various-goos/feed/ 0 Scenes from the Bus to Malaga http://www.gunternation.com/2009/07/scenes-from-the-bus-to-malaga/ http://www.gunternation.com/2009/07/scenes-from-the-bus-to-malaga/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 17:18:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=914 ]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2009/07/scenes-from-the-bus-to-malaga/feed/ 0 Goodbye to Granada http://www.gunternation.com/2009/07/goodbye-to-granada/ http://www.gunternation.com/2009/07/goodbye-to-granada/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=913 After an extraordinarily lovely afternoon at the Alhambra (May 3), we stopped for a cafe con leche. The Granadians were out in droves wearing their traditional clothes for Dia de la Cruz.         Seeing everyone in traditional dress truly made the [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2009/07/goodbye-to-granada/feed/ 0 Evening in Granada http://www.gunternation.com/2009/06/evening-in-granada/ http://www.gunternation.com/2009/06/evening-in-granada/#comments Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:33:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=910 We arrived in Granada on May 2 just in time for siesta. The timing was perfect as we had been up since 4:30 for the 7:30 flight. We flew into Malaga, arriving around 11:00. We took a bus to the bus station, and then ate lunch at a sunny sidewalk [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2009/06/evening-in-granada/feed/ 0 Alhambra http://www.gunternation.com/2009/06/alhambra/ http://www.gunternation.com/2009/06/alhambra/#comments Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:58:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=909 This year Bill and I spent the May Bank Holiday weekend (plus a couple days) in the Andalusian region of Southern Spain. Our first stop was Granada, and when in Granada, you visit the Alhambra. The Alhambra is a collection of palaces and gardens from the height of Moorish rule [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2009/06/alhambra/feed/ 0 All Roads –> Rome http://www.gunternation.com/2008/03/all-roads-rome/ http://www.gunternation.com/2008/03/all-roads-rome/#comments Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:05:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=787 Barcelona is a place for wandering. The Gothic Quarter (El Barri Gòtic) is a net of streets, strung with shops and sidewalk cafes, and knotted into cobblestone squares or dusty playgrounds. Our first day we enjoyed a late lunch on the terrace of Bar Kasparo, watching the neighborhood life swirl [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2008/03/all-roads-rome/feed/ 0 Gaudí’s Helicoidal Vision http://www.gunternation.com/2008/03/gaudis-helicoidal-vision/ http://www.gunternation.com/2008/03/gaudis-helicoidal-vision/#comments Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:45:00 +0000 http://www.gunternation.com/?p=786 When you first see the Nativity Facade of Gaudí’s Temple de la Sagrada Familia you might wonder, as we did, whether Gaudí is the origin of the word gaudy. Well, he’s not. The term gaudy originated in the 1500s. But Gaudi may be the origin of the term “insane genius,” [...]]]> http://www.gunternation.com/2008/03/gaudis-helicoidal-vision/feed/ 0