Thursday, September 25, 2008
another unexpected stop...
dear old venice meant the end of italy for us, but as sad as we were to leave- we were pleased as punch to finally get to spain! so, back on a plane we went. the airfare here is insane; you can get a flight for soooo cheap. the only problem is the airports are in more obscure places. when we planned our trip to spain, we decided to fly into a little city called girona- which is near enough to barcelona which is where we wanted to go. we planned on hopping on a train headed to the big city straight off the plane, but as we got into girona, we decided it looked kinda cute and not so touristy which made us decide to stay a bit. this decision was also heavily influenced by a place to eat called bocatta. compared to italy, it was twice the food for a third of the price and we ate like kings in girona.
despite the lack of tourists, there really were a bunch of things to see here, so i just included a few shots of what we did here...
first on the list, we woke up early to hike the infamous city wall. girona was once surrounded by a huge barrier that protected the entire city. we hiked a few flights of stairs and found ourselves walking along the top of it like the great wall of girona. every few meters there were little slits in the wall like this.
they gave little peeks of the city and the outer areas (which don't look so threatening anymore). the wall would lead us to a tower every once in a while that we would climb and look out over the city. it was a fun little morning hike and the views of girona were beautiful.
afterwards, we wandered some gardens, visited some churches and eventually moved on .... on where???