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This is long overdue but I kept forgetting to get the photos from Jj… I finally did last night & here are photos from the best meal we had all 10 days in Colombia!

Our proud Chef

Background: we had walked about 40 mins to this beach, Playa Blanca on Barú, from our all-inclusive hotel.  We were on a rush to get back for our massages & hopefully grab a quick snack before.  However, as we walked back from our secluded spot on the beach we saw all these lil huts with picnic tables (imagine Barra Vieja, Acapulco if you’ve ever been) and I knew we had to eat there.  Jj was much more hesitant and not very willing to put his 1st world stomach up to this “challenge”.  I prevailed (obviously) after insisting that these were always the yummiest meals & it was just like Acapulco where I always ate & never got sick.

So after checking out the fish…

and picking out our lil guy, I sat & waited for the meal while Jj documented the entire thing step by step!!

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Yesterday, VERY suddenly & unexpectedly the temperature just plummeted!  I hate it & am not mentally prepared.  Neither is my wardrobe… all my pants are dirty, boots & closed toe heels are in closets in CT as are all my transitional sweaters & coats.

So allow me to reminisce about my trip to Colombia…

 

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It’s official… summer is done. It’s sad sad sad but oh so true.  Back to the grind – which for me means taking care of Toro, job hunting, and lots of writing. The rainy day kind of helps bc at least I’m not mourning not being outside.

Looking at this, on the other hand, does not help at all.

missing the beach… Playa Blanca, Colombia.

Obviously I ate Tapas basically every day… It’s great how affordable decent food is!

We ate at Mercado San Miguel

Jamon Iberico stand… YUM
Our food… Jamon Iberico, mix of spanish cheeses, Cava, croquetas.

I actually don’t recommend the croquetas there… they were straight up Bechamel it was hard to distinguish the different flavors. If you’re having trouble distinguishing cod & just cheese there’s a problem! The jamon was obviously amazing, as was the cava, and the different cheeses.  I’m a sucker for a good Manchego.  Alex also got a plate of sundried tomatoes, cornichons, and caper berries.  Great for breaking up the heaviness of the cheese & jamon.

Then… we ate more Tapas for dinner!

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View from the hotel room

Classic Tram! Line no. 28

Flea marketing

Yumm… white sangria, cheese & olives in Belem

Cascais

Santini – best. ice. cream. ever!!!

Photos from Madrid, Part I:

I love lil European streets.

Lunch en el Mercado de San Miguel.

Paseando por el Retiro.

Churros con chocolate! At San Gines.

Teaser:
Museo del Prado

Churros con chocolate

I hope I haven’t lost you guys… Just got back from my trip to Spain & Portugal.  Will be back to regularly posting after catching up with work!