Published: April 29th 2007April 29th 2007
So Salamanca farewelled us with pouring rain and freezing temperatures (about 5 degrees celsius). I (Jane) had a little bit of and interesting lunch at the bus station after deciding to try something different. Well, through the glass window in the bar, it definitely looked like a concoction involving oyster mushrooms and smelt great...I am sure that I had seen it in other bars. On closer inspection once back at the table, Adam said, "Jane, they looking suspiciously like an animal product"...."don't be silly Adam, they are mushrooms". Adam was right though, as he quite often is, and after taking a bite I realised that I was eating a porkers ears. Adam thought this was hilarious and spent the whole bus trip oinking at me. It put me off my food for at least 6 hours.
Santiago de Compostela was our next destination in the beautiful province of Galacia. It was like driving once again into a different Spain altogether, and you can really see the Celtic influence. People in Santiago speak a slightly different version of Spanish called Galacian, which threw us for a loop again and sounded a little like French. We arrived in Santiago at 10pm
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
The destination of the important medieval pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago.
on a Saturday night with no where to stay. After walking around feeling a little apprehensive for an hour or so, we stumbled across a great little pension, which just happened to be around the corner from some great little restaurants. Adam's spirits were revived by "the best chorizo I have had in Spain so far" and I was back into eating after trying the great fried pimentos.
Santiago is quite a busy tourist town, and it the final destination of the important medieval pilgrimage route, the Camino de Santiago. We saw many weary looking walkers and cyclists around the catherdral, but I doubt if all of them had started in France. Adam had quite a few food highlights in Santiago, but on the last night, he finally had some pulpo la galega
(I think the picture says it all really) and was impressed...while Jane looked on in disgust at the thought of eating legs, even though she had recently eaten pigs ears!
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