Another couple of busy days! On Saturday my roommate and I went around Fene in the evening for a drive. We went to a small port that was really pretty and I saw a typical Spanish cemetery. It was so different from ours in the US. It was surrounded by walls and all the tombs were above the ground. And, more strangely, the walls were actually stacked tombs! Very different than the US but really interesting.
Typical cemetery here with the tombs above the ground. See the walls across? Those are actually tombs stacked on top of each other!
On Sunday we went to a small festival called Festa de Requexio. I’m not sure what requexio is – I think it’s a type of cheese – but the festival was fun and had a bunch of vendors and we ate some yummy ice cream :). Between the festival we went to one of my other roommate’s houses for lunch with her family and stuffed ourselves with 4 courses of food – the first was a chickpea stew, the second was called croquetas, which seemed like delicious mushy chicken nuggets, the third was rice with meat sauce, and for dessert we had homemade flan that I could have eaten all day 🙂
Later for lunch my roommate’s mom made paella and let me watch – so now I have the recipe! 🙂 Paella is a typical Spanish dish of rice, meat, seafood, and vegetables – kind of like a Spanish jambalaya. It’s delicious and one of my family’s favorites.
Paella – a traditional Spanish dish with rice, meat, seafood and veggies!
In the evening we went to playa Valdoviño in the town of Valdoviño. It’s an ocean beach and of course I had to collect some sand for my jars at home… a free souvenir :). We drove up to the top of a big old hill and looked over to one of the most prettiest views of the town and beach together. So beautiful. Then we drove to my roommate’s family’s farm and picked and ate fresh apples and peaches off the trees and brought back a bunch of bags of fruit home.
Town of Valdoviño
Helloooo America! Suckers 🙂
I suppose that’s all for now! ¡Adios!