20:19

Dinner at Pane e Vino, Orta. Absolutely loved our platter of meat+cheese & breads. Sublime flavours. Great beer too!

19:11

... and so we find ourselves on the shores of Lake Orta. Quite pretty with some hills around. Weather seems OK. Phew!

12:43

Rain & fog cleared by noon so: so much for a rest day. Mind you, this little forest hike was still pretty relaxing smile

10:02

Seems 2hr+ dawn ride not enough today so took 100s of steps up to tiny church perched atop volcanic rock. Nice view!

09:03

Lac de Gaube & Pont d'Espagne - always incredible! Perfect weather. Saw a few marmots but to slow for a pic - doh!

19:19

Town square in the lovely mountain village of Prades. Naturally there's an awesome tapas bar here. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

15:30

Cliff-edge walk around Siurana. Wow! Reminiscent of Blue Mountains. You know, except for the 900 year old church! wink

15:13

Obligatory cliff edge shots from Siurana. Spot Pratiwi? wink & a few in the village. Lovely here in spring sunshine smile

15:34

Windy walk home on't beach after lunch. Guess who forgot their sunnies? wink In my defence was overcast when we left tongue

14:24

Lunch in Calafell. Windy out today so sitting inside. Awesome 3 courses + olives, wine & coffee. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

13:10

Japanese snack in Vilanova i la Geltru. Would swear steak I had couple days back was bigger than this whole tray! wink

11:05

Wondering around Vilanova i la Geltru between a couple of brief showers. Nice little town, worth a look if passing.

11:28

The Ferreres Aqueduct: wow! Not in bad shape for a 2000 year old pile of rocks! Love that we can walk over it too! smile

09:23

Starting the weekend right with little Saturday morning stroll on the beach smile

19:37

Beach-side apperos/dinner. Fried anchovies for me but ordered paella for 2 in error so had to help Pratiwi. Oops! wink

14:09

Rubbish weather at home, so let's go to Spain! grin Fantastic lunch in Ainsa en route to the Med. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

19:59

Sublime meal at O Trigueirinho (Alfama). Garlic pork out of this world. Amazing food for silly small money! Loved it!

12:59

We probably shouldn't but it's an international city so by request (Pratiwi!) Peking duck & Korean beef for lunch! wink

10:16

Ah-ha! Now this one (think) I can name: The Rossio (aka. King Pedro IV Square). Still grey but TBH beats baking sun!

20:56

Fantastic dinner of pica-pau (chicken in light gravy made with beer), mushroom rice & sardines. Super nom bargain! tongue

13:43

Gallery'd & church'd out but looking for more indoor activity. Money Museum of course! Bit odd, but some cool stuff!

09:38

Random squares of Lisbon. Please don't ask me to name them all! wink

08:29

Doing the tourist thing today so need a photo here in daylight too wink Bit bright this morning but told it won't last.

07:52

Lisbon hotel breakie: unlimited pasteis de nata & other goodies. Nom! Gonna need lots of walking to burn this off! grin

19:46

Dinner in Alfama: cheese/olives/bread/black pudding & orange/steak/octopus/rice/chips/few veggies/couple beers. Nom!

19:06

Well good evening Lisbon! Little stroll around before finding some food. Nice to be back after 20 years or so!

15:09

Bit windy out! This could be... erm... interesting! wink First flight in ages - how exciting! grin

12:35

Visit to the 'big smoke' - ermmmmmm wink - so lunch out at Thanh Long. Very tasty & only 10E for 3 courses. Bargain! grin

10:06

Stopped for a little walk on the way to the supermarket... as you do wink smile

12:18

Happy (early) BD to me! smile Celebrating day before to avoid weekend crowds. Always great food in a local fave. Nom! tongue

10:41

Another blue sky day on the piste. Yay! smile

15:42

Howdy neighbours... wanna join us on our little walk?... Mooooooo!!! grin

13:06

Obligatory December ski shots. Beautiful sunny day & great conditions. Super quiet with no lift queues. Awesome! smile

13:37

Awoke to a pretty grey & dreary day soooo... went to Pau for a curry. As you do! wink Nom! tongue

18:47

Great night out with friends in local town. Real pints, outrageous steak & profiteroles on offer. Nom, nom, nom! tongue

20:48

Swanky place we had apperos at fully booked for dinner, so ate at nearby tapas bar. Works for us & more economic too!

19:21

Appero time! Well, Spanish style: sangria by the beach. Cheers! smile

13:13

Lunch @ Pou de la Vila, Tossa de Mar. Glad we resisted temptation to eat on seafront - still beautiful & superb food.

12:24

Passing few mins on Tossa de Mar beach as restaurant we'd like to try not open yet. Spanish lunch hours: terrible! wink

16:52

What more beach? Off season in practically empty Calonge on a lovely sunny evening. Nice when it's not crazy busy! smile

20:11

Few tapas plates in Hondarribia old town. Octopus, basque sausage, croquettes. Plus beer & sangria of course. Cheers!

20:53

Dinner at Restaurant Bonnet, Itxassou. Amazing food in a lovely traditional dining room. Highly recommended!

19:28

Dinner at Haize Hegoa, Itxassou. Nice bar with great view - shame it's dark outside. Great burger & steak though! grin

14:46

Legend Bridge (& others) in Sauveterre-de-Bearn. Originally built in 12th century but destroyed by floods in 18th.

20:59

Still great food, but atmosphere in a fave tapas bar much subdued due to health regs. Hope it's back to normal soon!

13:49

Cafe Orient, La Seu d'Urgell. 3 course lunch with slabs of meat & bottle of wine for 13E each. Welcome to Spain! smile

15:04

Messing around on the shores of Lac de Matemale smile

12:25

Villefranche-de-Conflent: v.impressive on approach, but hard to photograph inside. So, erm, sorry few tourist pics wink

19:30

Fabulous Thai @ Sabai Sabai in Argeles Plage. No entree, but ordered 3 mains & devoured the lot! Highly recommended.

16:47

The Med! We're not really beach people, but now & then have to remind ourselves mountains were the correct choice! wink