Published: March 24th 2008March 2nd 2008
After spending two days in Barcelona we decided to visit Yannick's cousins Mel and Seba a up in Huesca. We originally considered only staying a couple of days so not to impose but after we got a taste of 1. beautiful city of Huesca 2.Seba who continuously put us in hysterics (you don't understand! Put Yannick and Seba together in a room and they'll keep you entertained for hours!!) and 3. Mel feeding us anything and everything! we ended up staying there for the next two weeks!
Huesca's a little town up north of Zaragoza...It's soo beautiful! We had such a great time in Huesca and love the fact to come back again it's such a close flight over!! Sorry Mel and Seba...you haven't gotten rid of us that easily! haha On the first day out Seba took us for a tour around Huesca being the great tour guide that he is! Huesca's streets are amazing....all around the streets are lined up with old styled townhouses sooo pretty!! that and the fact there is a Tapas bar on nearly every corner or two just makes it a place you'd love to move to! When we first arrived the weather was
actually quite warm (and when we say warm we're talkin about 20degrees!) We were actually quite lucky temperature wise, thoughout our time we saw the sun, rain and snow!! Yes snow!! Seba thought we were insane when we were walking back from lunch and it started snowing in the streets. We both stood in the middle of the snow while Seba ran as quick as he could home!! haha
When we think about Huesca all that comes to mind is food, food, food!! Sorry to say Mel and Seba but oh my how much did we eat! Thankfully both Mel and Seba were great cooks so during our stay it we ate endless pizzas, bacon and cheese toasted rolls, pastas, oven cooked meals just to name a few! (oh and yes how could we forget all the picadas we ate!) ok ok, nearly off the topic of food what was awesome about it was that we tasted more traditional Spanish food in Huesca that if we would've stayed there a year!! You name it anything and everything! Bocadillos, Tortilla (yum!) and snails.....eeeekkkkkk yes you read right snails!! Seba made us try a plate and we must admit if we
didn't have to take the poor snail out of its' shell ourselves we wouldn't have known we were eating snails! Mind you though....when you eat snails make sure you tear off the bottom "poo" bit before eating the entire snail....something that Seba forgot to mention to us!! haha thanks! Oh and one last thing when you order Rabbit, try to already ask fr the head (including teeth!) to be cut off before it is given to you! It's one thing to know you are eating Rabbit but when they give it to you with its poor roasted head and teeth still attached eeeeewwwwww!!
On the Sunday Mel and us caught a bus up to Candanchu to go skiing! We stopped by a little town called Jaca along the way, took a million more photos and then arrived in Candanchu! Luckily nor Mel or Rosi had skied before so off we went to our first skiing class while Yannick hit the slopes straight away! It would be a lie to say that none of us stacked it, well for Yannick it would be but soon enough we all got the hang of it (but it wasn't until after that we
realised our instructor forgot to show us how to stop!) One things for sure, it wasn't snow weather at all! We brought jumpers, beanies, scarfs, gloves you name it but after a few minutes on the slopes stripped off the scarf, beanie and jumpers it was boiling..it was a struggle to keep our snow jackets on!!
We also managed to squeeze in a day trip to Zaragoza with Mel and Seba. Luckily we had awesome weather (sunny but still v cold!) but will defnitely be returning coz the day we went was their national day so all the shops were closed! No shopping but good because we got to see more than we thought! We did manage though the people in Zaragoza celebrating in style....drenched in red wine!! We were amazed with the Basilica de Pilar de Zaragoza which is Spain's largest baroque church and the ceiling painted by none other but Goya! Beautiful!
One more thing...you can not visit wihout trying the Chocolate with Churros! Delicious! Our afternoons were spent at Seba's cafe Granja Anita and the place would be packed with people dunking their churros in their cup of melted chocolate yum!
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