Friday, January 6, 2012

El dia de los reyes

This morning I decided to run along the opposite direction of the river and discovered a beautiful running path.   There were a bunch of other people running and walking on it and it pretty much goes right along the Sierra Nevada!  It was such a surreal view.  When I got back from my run, my host mom had presents waiting for me.  It was like Christmas round two.  She got me socks, a cute stuffed dog, chocolates and candies.  Around 1PM, Eva's boyfriend Arturo came to get us in his car. We all went to a restaurant where the top area is circular and turns really slowly, giving you a birds eye view of the entire city.  It was amazing!  We had tapas and cerveza there.

Then we drove to a mountain top restaurant that was at the end of the Sierra Nevada National Park.  It was a beautiful day so we sat outside and ate a lunch of several different traditional Spanish dishes.  I'm not sure if this is how it is in all restaurants in Spain, but at this one you order several dishes (such as salad, the meats, sides such as potatoes, etc.) and then everyone at the table shares them.  I tried this extremely strange meat that was a blackish red color and looked somewhat like a sausage.  You had to peal back the skin and put the ground beef looking meat on bread to eat it.  It tasted...interesting.  Actually, it tasted pretty good and somewhat spicy, but I wouldn't be able to eat too much of it.  EVERYTHING is served with bread here in Spain, so of course there was a huge loaf of bread on the side.

For the third day in a row I took an amazing siesta.  After my nap, my senora and I had coffee and this traditional pastry ring thing for the dias de los reyes.  Tonight I think the plan is to go to a discotecta.  That should be an interesting experience ;)

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an amazing day. You will have to let me know how the dancing went.