Gunternation » Spain Our life in Ireland Sat, 16 Aug 2014 22:15:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Something Awesome: A Platter of Spanish Seafood Wed, 02 Feb 2011 20:12:21 +0000 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 [...]]]> 1 Something Awesome: Lunch in Lugo Fri, 28 Jan 2011 23:39:37 +0000 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 [...]]]> 1 Thursday at 3:30 in the Green Sat, 17 Jul 2010 18:50:00 +0000 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 [...]]]> 2 Malaga: Sun, Sand and Various Goos Tue, 04 Aug 2009 17:50:00 +0000 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 [...]]]> 0 Scenes from the Bus to Malaga Sat, 04 Jul 2009 17:18:00 +0000 ]]> 0 Goodbye to Granada Sat, 04 Jul 2009 13:00:00 +0000 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 [...]]]> 0 Evening in Granada Sun, 14 Jun 2009 17:33:00 +0000 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 [...]]]> 0 Alhambra Thu, 11 Jun 2009 20:58:00 +0000 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 [...]]]> 0 All Roads –> Rome Wed, 12 Mar 2008 16:05:00 +0000 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 [...]]]> 0 Gaudí’s Helicoidal Vision Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:45:00 +0000 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,” [...]]]> 0